Practical Mechanic

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Resources

Welcome to my resources page! This page links to handy quick reference lists, maintenance checklists, and the most common items I purchase online. Hope you find it helpful!

Quick Reference Guides

15 Steps to Jump Start a Car (pdf)

Checklists

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist (pdf)

Maintenance Articles on 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla

For more information on 9th generation 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla maintenance, check out these articles:

Maintenance Articles on 2003-2008 Toyota Corollas


Maintenance Articles on 2002-2007 Honda Accord

For more information on 7th generation (2002-2007) Honda Accord maintenance, check out these articles:
Maintenance Articles on 2002-2007 Honda Accords


Tools and Supplies

I buy quite a bit of maintenance equipment and supplies off of Amazon. Nothing like ordering a tool or part on your lunch break, and having it delivered to your front door a couple days later while you are at work.

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The following links are tools that I’ve either purchased or would like to purchase, and lists of supplies I use on these vehicles. This is a good reference list to come back to: my “Repository of Links” to my commonly purchased supplies. I’ll keep adding to this page as I come across additional helpful links.

Okay, here is the list!


Windshield Wiper Blades Selection Tool

Windshield Wiper Blades – Selection Tool on Amazon


Oil Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Oil Filter Selection Tool


Engine Air Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Engine Air Filter Selection Tool


Cabin Air Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Cabin Air Filter Selection Tool


Ingersoll Rand 231C Super-Duty Air Impact Wrench, 1/2 Inch


Metric Socket Set ½” drive


SAE Socket Set ½” drive


Bearing Pusher-Puller Tool


Slide Hammer Hub Puller Set


Axle Nut 30mm


Axle Nut Socket 30mm


WD-40


Wire Brush


Genuine Honda Fluid 08206-9002 Power Steering Fluid – 12 oz.


Toyota Genuine Fluid 00718ATF00 Dexron III Transmission Fluid – 1 Quart


Honda Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) DW-1


Permatex 80078 Anti-Seize Lubricant with Brush Top Bottle, 8 oz.


Torque Wrench – 1/2 inch Drive – TEKTON 24335 (10-150 ft.-lb./13.6-203.5 Nm)


Brake Cleaner

CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner


Jack Stands

Jack-Stands – Torin Big Red Steel Jack Stands: 2 Ton Capacity, 1 Pair


Ratcheting Wrench Set (20 Piece)


10 mm wrench (I like this set of ratcheting wrenches, but any 10 mm wrench will do)


Manifold Gauge Set

manifold pressure gauge set


Vacuum Pump for Vacuuming our your AC System

Vacuum Pump


Leatherman

See at Amazon – Leatherman – Wingman MultiTool


Air Compressor


Ear Mufflers


Socket Set General 3/8” drive


Socket Set – Metric

Stanley 1/2″ Drive Metric Socket Set


Stanley 1/2″ Drive SAE Socket Set


Socket Wrench

Stanley 1/2″ Socket Wrench


Tool Bag

Buy on Amazon – Stanley Tool Bag – 12″


Ratcheting Wrench Set


Socket Set


Buy on Amazon – Set of Screwdrivers


Hydraulic Floor Jack

Buy on Amazon – Hydraulic Floor Jack


Motor Oil 5W-30

Motor Oil 5 qts (5W-30)


Oil Filter Toyota Corolla 4967


Oil Filter Honda Accord 7317


Oil Funnel


Oil Filter Removal Tool

Oil Filter removal tool


ATF Crush Washer – Honda Accord


Long ATF type Funnel


Drain Pan


Engine Air filter Corolla


Engine Air Filter for 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla


Engine Air Filter Honda Accord


Rain-X 24” Wiper Blade


Rain-X 18” Wiper Blade


Cabin Air Filter Toyota Corolla
Cabin Air Filter Part# CF006P or Toyota Premium Cabin Air Filter (CF10133)


Jumper Cables

Jumper Cables <– Best Selling Jumper Cables on Amazon


Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Pack