TOWSON, MD (October 26, 2020) – The CRAFTSMAN Automotive Specialty line expands with the addition of 53 new products, more than doubling the offering with a complete suite of tools and equipment for automotive professionals and enthusiasts. New category additions include products for wheel and tire management, servicing cooling systems, changing fluids, telescoping and retrieval, as well as engine and other general maintenance needs.
New wheel and tire management tools include a Lug Wrench with a universal design that fits SAE and metric common passenger vehicle lug nuts (CMMT98281), as well as a Collapsible Lug Wrench for convenient storage (CMMT98342). Other additions include Tire Gauges and Inflators, a 3-Piece Wheel Socket Set and a 5-Piece Torque Extension Set.
To help service cooling systems, CRAFTSMAN now offers tools such as Hose Cutters (CMMT98335) and Hose Clamp Pliers (CMMT14136), as well as an Antifreeze Tester (CMMT14135), 3-Piece Line Clamp Pliers (CMMT14142) and a Cooling System Kit (CMMT98277), which includes the most commonly used tools needed to service your vehicle's engine cooling system. New for fluid changing are Oil Filter Wrenches of various sizes as well as the 3-Jaw Oil Filter Wrench with a universal design that adjusts to multiple oil filter sizes (CMMT98352). A new Drain Plug Removal Tool, Fluid Extractor, and Locking Oil Filter Pliers have also been announced.
Included in the new line of retrieval products are several Pickup Tools with features such as LED lights for dark areas (CMMT98353), a flexible shaft for jobs without a straight line of sight (CMMT98348), and a compact design to easily fit inside a pocket (CMMT98316). The Flexclaw® Pickup Tool has a bendable shaft and claw-end useful in recovering non-magnetic items (CMMT14112).
To help keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently, the new Auto Assist™ (CMMT77695) will help monitor your vehicle’s health and diagnose any OBD2 codes that appear. With the Auto Assist™ app, users can set maintenance reminders, view instructional videos explaining codes, and schedule repairs at local shops. To help maintain the engine, CRAFTSMAN has introduced Spark Plug Boot Removal Pliers that are specially shaped and rubber-coated to prevent tearing (CMMT98341), as well as a Fuel Line Disconnect Tool, Serpentine Belt Tool, and Spark Plug Gauge. For general maintenance, tools such as a 5-Piece Spiral Screw Extractor (CMMT14108), Universal Nut Cracker (CMMT14117), and Gasket Scrapper as well as magnetic trays and bowls have been added.
“Introduced with 22 products in August 2018, the Automotive Specialty offering is significantly enhanced with the unveiling of these latest products,” Dan Riccio, Sr. Product Manager, Automotive Specialty. “The new tools will ensure CRAFTSMAN meets the demands of automotive professionals and enthusiasts by providing the equipment they need to get the job done.”
New Automotive Specialty tools will be available in fall 2020 where CRAFTSMAN products are sold. To learn more about the full CRAFTSMAN Auto Specialty line and all CRAFTSMAN tools and solutions, visit www.CRAFTSMAN.com.
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