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United States Automotive Technicians' Choice Survey Results, 2017-2018 -


The "United
States Automotive Technicians' Choice, 2017"
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This study covers the independent automotive aftermarket vehicle service
technicians' choice of tools. The survey was conducted using a
computer-assisted telephone interview methodology during July 2017.
Respondents represent automotive repair shops throughout the United

Shop types include new-vehicle dealership service departments,
franchised auto repair shops, and independent auto repair shops. In
total, 476 automotive technicians were surveyed for this study. To
qualify as a respondent, an automotive technician had to work at least
32 hours per week and physically work on vehicles on at least a weekly

Research Scope

The various tools covered in the research include:

  • Power tools (tools powered by a motor)
  • Hand tools: Devices for doing a particular job that does not use a
    motor, but is powered solely by the person using it
  • Handheld diagnostic tools: Devices that read a vehicle's onboard
    diagnostic and have reporting capability, specifically provides
    real-time data in addition to a standardized series of diagnostic
    trouble codes
  • Pneumatic or air tools: Devices that are activated by a gas, usually
    compressed air supplied by a gas compressor
  • Tool storage devices: Tool boxes, roll cabs, cart, or other units used
    for storing tools

Snap-on has been observed to be the most prevalent brand and its
dominance in the auto tools market continues.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Research Objectives And Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Power Tools

4. Hand Tools

5. Handheld Diagnostic Tools

6. Pneumatic/Air Tools

7. Tool Storage Devices

8. Overall Tool Ratings

9. Profile

10. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Aircat
  • Autel
  • Blue Point
  • Bosch
  • Channellock
  • Chicago Pneumatics
  • Cornwell
  • Craftsmen
  • DeWalt
  • GearWrench
  • Husky
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Innova
  • Kennedy
  • Launch
  • Mac Tools
  • Macto
  • Makita
  • Milwaukee
  • NAPA
  • OTC
  • Snap-on
  • Waterloo

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