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· イリジウム
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If you're checking into electrical faults then a multimeter from Harbor Freight Tools ($5 on sale) or a Craftsman on sale at Sears ($11) should work fine. You probably dont' need a test light now if you have a multimeter, and some test lights shouldn't be used on electronic ignition systems because of current draw anyway (can damage transistors):

Craftsman Multimeter, Digital, with 8 Functions and 20 Ranges
$11 on sale Sears Item# 03482141000 | Model# 82141
Or HFT $5 on sale:

If you are going to be doing your own oil changes and transmission fluid drains/refills, then a metric socket set and hex bit sockets (for transmission and differential drain bolts) at HFT, 6 Piece 3/8" Drive Metric Hex Bit Socket Set. Or just get a single 10mm one $5.49 at Sears (Sears Item# 00942679000 , I think the $8.99 HFT set is a better deal myself, but you likely won't need the others):
plus an oil filter wrench especially good for the smaller I4 filter:

A mechanic's tool set like:
HFT $32, but you'll need an additional 1/2" metric socket set for heavier work and maybe a few others later:

Or the Sears 118 pc set on sale $54-60 has most sockets you'll need, but has only 1/4" and 3/8" ratchets, not the 1/2"-drive ratchet. IMO this is the better deal and you can get a HFT 1/2" ratchet later if needed:
1/2" HFT ratchet, $12 on sale:
1/2" set of extension bars:"+extension

Or build them separately starting out with a 3/8" set and then a 1/2" set with a short extension bar and a 14" breaker bar, but these are only metric:

For tire rotation a 18" long (or 25" long for more leverage but clumsy) 1/2"-drive breaker bar:

I would also pick up a set of torque wrenches when the sale prices are like $12-19 each or so.

Plus other basic hand tools like screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
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