Whether you plan on doing repairs on your own, or if you plan on diagnosing any problems your vehicle may have, you will need to have the right tools to get the job done. People today are interested in the longevity of their vehicles, and have become much more conscious of repair costs than they were a decade ago. The top five must have tools needed for DIY automotive repair are; a hydraulic floor jack, an OBD2 code reader, a digital multimeter, your specific vehicle repair manual and an air compressor. Armed with these tools, even a novice can manage to diagnose and fix any problem that their vehicle may have. These tools can also make great gifts if you want to help someone learn how to work on their car by themselves and they are all very reasonably priced. Rather than pay someone to do something you could easily do on your own, why not learn to do it yourself? You’ll save time, money and you’ll learn a lot in the process.