The best tool bag
Carrying tools in your car? Keep them organised and protect your boot as we name our three best buys from 10 soft bags
Why have tool bags become so popular? What’s wrong with an old-fashioned tool box? Tool boxes are still useful, but are probably best suited to being kept in the workshop or garage. They’re not the easiest to carry and are usually quite heavy, especially the metal ones. If it goes in the boot, sharp edges can damage carpet and plastic trim, which is where a softer tool bag can often be a better choice.
I’d like to save some cash by servicing the car myself. What tools will I need to do the job? We recommend you leave the electronics to the experts, but there’s lots you can do yourself. If you have a jack and axle stands, you can change the oil and oil filter. Spanners, socket wrenches and screwdrivers are all you need to replace the air, fuel and pollen filters, and these will also allow you to check and replace the coolant and brakes.
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