Automotive Mechanics Tool List
Each student entering the Automotive program is required to have their own tools and some supplies by the end of the first week of classes. The brand and quality of tools is up to the judgment of the student, however, it is strongly recommended that only professional grade tools be purchased. This is a MINIMUM required tool and supply list, but ANY additional tools and supplies are welcome.
These tools represent a significant expenditure of money, but their purchase should be looked at as a lifetime investment toward your career, and not as just another college expense.
Student toolboxes are kept in the Automotive Laboratory building during the school year. A locked space is provided to ensure adequate security. Please limit tool box size to 32” or less in width. We strongly suggest a tool box with wheels, for better mobility in the lab.
Total Estimated Cost of Tools: $1,000 - $3,500 (Depending on tool manufacturer, tool quality, warranty, etc.) There will also be a cost for books of approximately $350.
Required Lab Supplies And Materials
- One 12 oz. spray can of rust penetrating oil (WD-40, CRC or equivalents)
- One 14 oz. spray can of carburetor/choke or throttle body cleaner
- One 20 oz. spray can Brakleen or equivalent (brake cleaner)
|The following tools may be purchased from any vendor.|
Vendors for Tool Purchase
(Use Snap-on Tool vendor for DVOM purchase. All other tools may be acquired from any vendor.)
Industrial Account Manager
8098 Devaul Rd.
Kirkville, NY 13082
Can be ordered directly from the company and delivered to the student's home during the summer, or can be delivered to the Automotive Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes.
Delhi Automotive and Truck Supplies
170 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Can be ordered directly from the company and delivered to the Automotive Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes, or can be picked up in Delhi at any time.
Haggerty Ace Hardware
Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY 13753
Source for Craftsman tools (They do not have our tool list; individual tools sold.)
Other sources of general tools are Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears, etc. Specific questions about tools should be directed to the Automotive program faculty.