Modern innovations have led to countless new tools and equipment used in the automotive industry. However, despite the creativity and upgrades in the cars or their equipment, one tool reigns supreme – the crowbar. It is one of the most versatile yet humble tools that play a vital role in the entire automotive industry. From repairs to maintenance, let’s take a look at the role the crowbars play:

The Extra Push That You Need 

Crowbars have a flat and tapered end, which allows you to pry panels in the cars. It doesn’t even cause any damage if you’re using the right size and material. You can use it for door panels, interior trims, or even dashboards.

Apart from that, if the tires are stuck or tightly fitted to the rims, you can easily use the crowbars to pull them off. For any tightly packed component or spot in the car, you have a crowbar. 

Prying The Parts

Suspension systems are full of hardcore materials and components that require additional strength. Crowbars can easily replace or take over the role of the control arms or sway bars needed in the suspension work. You can also use them to assemble or dismantle the components. 

Similarly, you can see them being used in engines for hoses and connectors, where conventional tools might not work. Another great example is using them to dislodge the brake calipers. You can use them on brake drums and wheel bearings as well. 

Breaking The Bad

Okay, that sounds a bit negative – But in actuality, crowbars work efficiently to break apart rusted and corroded parts, especially when you can’t pull them or disassemble them by using conventional methods. The durable construct of crowbars often helps with mufflers, pipes and more.

Let’s take an emergency. For example, you can easily use crowbars if you’re stuck in a car to break windows, doors, and other panels. You can break free without too much of a hassle. 

The Ultimate Makeover Tool 

Another great example of crowbar use in automotive is when you need to fix the frame. If the frame is misaligned, crowbars can help you fix and restore the integrity of a car’s structure. Similarly, there are crowbars available with plastic or rubber ends. You can use them to fix the dents and work on panel beating, among other things.

If you are opting for new upholstery for the car, crowbars can reach every nook and cranny of your car. Thus, you can get professionally packed and finished upholstery for your vehicle without worrying about tears and other kinds of damage. 

What About Other Tools? 

Of course, there are many other tools more fitted for a specific job in the car. However, we are primarily highlighting the versatility of the crowbars and how you can use them in almost any way you deem fit. 

If you’re missing any specific tool or equipment and know how to use the crowbars, then you can get almost anything done with them. And that’s what makes them such a versatile and humble tool in the automotive industry. 

About The Author

Darryl can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus when he isn’t snapping and scribbling for various print magazines or producing the book on road tripping or tally-ho adventurers. As an occasional presenter on CBS's Carfection YouTube channel, his other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dabbling in grassroots motorsport.

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