If you have someone in your life that is going to school or is in the process of learning about being a mechanic, you can get them the perfect gift to help them with their hobby or career. There are a lot of different tools that they will want and need as they start their journey.
You want them to have tools that can help them learn how to work on automobiles hands on and tools that they can use at home. Here are a few of the different items you should consider getting them.
Battery Tester and Jump Starter
There are machines that can be used to test the strength of charge in a car battery, and they can also be used to jump start the car if the battery is dead. These are great because if the battery is charged but the car isn't turning over when you try to start it, it indicates there is a problem with the alternator, starter or an electrical component.
A small flexible borescope is a tool that can be used to look at the deep dark areas inside of the motor and other component, and you can get a tool that records the images and makes a video of what it sees. This can help them look at parts that they don't want to take out of the car, before doing all the work to get to the part and realizing that they had the wrong diagnosis. For example, you have to remove several parts to get to a timing belt before being able to see it to replace it, but you could get to it much easier with a borescope.
Specialty Mechanic Tool Box
There are tool boxes designed specifically for mechanics, with all the wrenches and items that are needed to help remove auto component from vehicles, and to do other repairs as well. You can get them a full set, or a starter set that they can grow on their own when they start working in the field and buying their own tools. A durable tool box that they can carry around easily, and that has a safety lock, is best.
If there are certain items that they'll need for training, you'll want to ask them about what exact brands or models they want so they have what they want. These are all great items for any mechanic and driver to have handy.