5 Tools You Need That You Didn’t Know

5 Tools You Need That You Didn’t Know: Make your life easier with these tools.

By Brian Gillespie and Aaron Gaghagen

Every Honda and Acura owner out there knows you can’t get by without 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm and 32mm sockets and wrenches. But, what do you use on those parts of the car that aren’t as easily identified? Sure, you can look at the Honda manuals and see what tools Honda recommends and spend big bucks on getting them OR you can use these 5 tools that you didn’t know you needed.



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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy
Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.