Tools We Use:

Having tried hundreds of different products and tools to maintain our fleet of BMWs. We are hand picking our most unique, tools to help you keep your BMW well maintained with ease.  

These are the exact same products we use in our garage, so buy with confidence that these products work and work well.

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Milwaukee Impact Driver

  • We only use Milwaukee brand power tools in our shop. This impact driver is essential for stubborn suspension bolts, seized exhaust bolts in addition to expediting routine maintenance such as wheel changes.
  • The 2767 M18 FUEL 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring eliminates the need to use a pneumatic tool for those stubborn and rusted bolts by delivering 1,000 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 1400 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.

Flare Nut Wrenches

  • Never strip a nut ever again!
  • Standard open end wrenches only make contact with 2 sides of the nut, these make contact with 3 sides making it nearly impossible to strip a nut.
  • Essential for changing brake lines.

Race Ramps

  • Perfect for lowered cars, these low-profile ramps allow for oil changes with ease.
  • Incredibly light that can be lifted with just one finger.
  • Quicker and safer than using jack stands to work under your car.
  • Been using these for over 15 years and they have held up great. We have the 8" two-piece ramps and the 8" wheel cribs.
  • These are pricey but pay for themselves in peace of mind when working under your

Power Bleeder

  • Bleed your brakes in under 10 minutes, alone. You do not need two people to bleed your brakes anymore. This is safer and more effective than having someone pump your brakes because you are not overextending the break pedal.
  • Pressurize your brake reservoir from the outside.
  • Been using this tool for over 15 years, best kept secret in the automotive maintenance world

Stubby Wrenches

  • Working in tight areas has its limitations and these ratcheting stubby wrenches are the perfect solution.
  • Have the right tool for the job to save your knuckles and save your sanity.
  • Perfect for working in tight areas such as suspension and engine bay areas.

Breaker Bar

  • "Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world" -Archimedes
  • A breaker bar provides leverage when removing high torque bolts such as motor mounts or suspension components.
  • We use many Tekton tools as they are of great quality for the value. Never has a single Tekton tool broken that we own.
  • This breaker bar is a must for your toolbox when working on suspension components.

Engine Support Bar

  • A requirement for changing your oil pan gasket or removing your front subframe.
  • With your front subframe removed, this support bar supports the engine from the top to prevent it from falling.
  • Adjustable to support many widths of cars, support hooks directly supported by OEM BMW engine mount.

Squeeze Bottles

  • Essential for the shop. Rinse and or clean in tight areas.
  • We have three of these filled with 70% alcohol, kerosene (as a solvent) and distilled water.
  • Squirts liquid in a constant stream and does not atomize the fluid like a traditional spray bottle.
  • No reason not to have this in your shop for the price.

Extended Funnel

  • Perfect for filling your power steering reservoir on the M50, M52, S50 S52 engine.
  • BMW located the power steering reservoir in the worst spot and impossible to fill cleanly without this extended funnel.
  • So cheap, there is no reason to not have it.

Pick Tools

  • Used for E36, E34 door handle gasket removal.
  • Used for selector rod seal replacement.
  • Comes in handy for countless jobs when you least expect, a must-have in your toolbox arsenal.

Pry Bar Set

  • You will be amazed how often you wish you had a pry bar set.
  • Perfect for removing stubborn suspension, exhaust, subframe components.
  • Perfect for removing components in hard-to-reach areas where you need to reach.
  • Works well to safely remove stuck thermostat housing, stuck oil pan gasket etc.

Flush Cutters

  • Cutting wires or zip ties with a set of dykes (diagonal cutters)? They leave a sharp cut that can be dangerous if you rub your hand across it the cut part and cause bleeding.
  • These cutters cleanly cut wires or zip ties to leave a clean, safe cut edge.
  • Well designed, used regularly in our shop with this exact tool.

Fan Clutch Removal

  • You will be glad you have these tools when you least expect to need them. The clutch fan needs to be removed for easy access during maintenance on the coolant system as well as other routine jobs such as oil filter housing gasket.
  • Works with M10, M20, M30, M40, M44, M50, M52, M52TU, M54, M56, M60, M70, M73, S14, 538, S54, S50, S52

Self Adjusting Wire Stripper

  • Take the guesswork out of which gauge wire you are stripping.
  • This tool instantly strips any gauge wire cleanly with one squeeze.
  • Control the length of the core strip with the built-in adjustable stopper.
  • Super high build quality, a requirement for any electrical project.

Dead Blow Hammer

  • Soft outer coating with hammerhead filled with steel shot to deliver extra force upon impact.
  • This hammer eliminates rebound like a rubber mallet has.
  • Perfect for safely removing stubborn wheels from hub, suspension components and more without damage.

Metric Hex Sockets

  • Differential drain plug, speed sensors, half shaft bolts and much more require hex sockets. This is the exact set we use.
  • This set covers them all. The only set you will need for working on your BMW.
  • 13-Piece Metric hex bit socket set includes 1/4" Drive: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm; 3/8" Drive: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm; 1/2" Drive: 14mm
  • Comes in a hard plastic storage case.

Metric Torx Sockets

  • Serpentine belt removal, instrument cluster screws, drive shaft bolts and more.
  • This is the exact set we use. Internal and external sockets for both bolts types. The only set you will need for working on your BMW.
  • Comes in a hard plastic storage case.

Wobble Extensions

  • Some nuts and bolts are difficult to access straight on, these wobble extensions allow 15 degrees of offset access. 15 degrees may not sound like a lot, but these are lifesavers in tight areas like your motor mount nuts or control arm bolts when accessed from the top of the engine bay.
  • These double as standard straight extensions when the socket is fully inserted or provide a wobble extension when partially inserted.
  • Wobble extension bar set includes: 3pcs 1/4-inch drive (2",4",6"); 3pcs 3/8-inch (3",6",10" ); 3pcs 1/2-inch (3",5",10" ).

Socket Adapters

  • Comes in use more times than you may think.
  • Impact rated for use on your high torque impact gun or hand tools. One set for both use cases.
  • These adapters are useful to connect tools to sockets and accessories without needing to buy more tools.
  • Spring-loaded retaining balls and radiused corners inside the drive to avoid stress concentrations that can cause cracking.

Interior Trim Removal

  • Get the right tool for the job. These tools will save you so much headache from breaking interior plastic clips, tabs and grommets.
  • It is a no brainer at this price point, a must-have for any tool box.

Digital Calipers

  • An underrated tool used commonly to measure bolt sizes if unknown.
  • Also used for troubleshooting parts to determine if they are within tolerance or not.
  • New part doesn't fit? Measure the old part compared to the new one to determine which part is off.

Magnetic Parts Tray

  • Keep your bolts, nuts, sockets, extensions etc. organized and lost from being dropped down your engine bay.
  • Used on a regular basis in our shop. These trays have a magnet on the back to keep it securely mounted to a strut tower, your tool box or any other steel surface.