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Top 10 Mechanic Gift Ideas for the Auto Tech Who Has Everything

Posted by Andy Metzger

No matter how well you may know people in your life, it’s often tough to find the perfect auto mechanic gift. You may think they already have it, or you don’t know if a tool is something they’d really use or like. It’s the thought that counts and finding that unique mechanic gift can make for a memorable experience. 

To help you find the perfect gift they'll be sure to love, we’ve put together a handy list of some popular and most useful gifts for mechanics available on

What’s a Good Gift for a Mechanic?

The 10 best mechanic gift ideas for the professional in your life:

1.  Hyper-Step Drill Bits

The patented Hyper-Step drill bits in the 29-piece Hyper-Step drill bit set are designed to cut 45% faster making them an excellent choice for sheet metal and other hardened metals. Made to eliminate drill starter pilot holes, the bits also feature three-flatted shanks that reduce the slippage normally seen with key-less chucks. These top-rated drill bits are a must-have in every toolbox!



2. Top Torque Screwdriver Set

Need optimum turning power and torque from your screwdrivers?

The 10-piece blue Top Torque II screwdriver set features rugged, long-lasting high-alloy German steel blades and precision machined tips for a perfect fit. Plus, greasy hands are no match for the patented slip-resistant handle surface. The automotive mechanic in your life will reach for these every day on the job! Also available in red, green, fluorescent yellow and orange.



3. 12-Piece 10mm Socket Set

Tired of losing your 10's? The 1/4" Drive & 3/8" Drive 12 Piece 10mm Socket Set is here to save the day. This socket set includes 12 of the most popular 10mm chrome and impact sockets. Precision engineered for performance that won't let you down with dependability and consistent product performance. 10mm socket set includes 1/4" Drive: standard length, mid-length, deep, universal, magnetic and deep magnetic sockets; 3/8" Drive: standard, deep, and universal sockets


4. Rechargeable Mini Floodlight

Sometimes it’s the smallest gifts that mean the most and the Matco Rechargeable Mini Flood Lights are no exception! This mini but mighty 750 lumen flood light can attach to any metal surface with its magnetic base. The output can also be adjusted to put the right amount of light where needed! Available in orange, green and burgundy, this is a must have gift for every technician!



5. 20v+ 1/2" Cordless High Performance Impact Wrench Kit

Powerful brushless motor technology generates 1,600 ft. lbs. of nut-busting torque in the 20v: 1/2" Cordless Infinium High Performance Impact Wrench kit. With plenty of features like a variable speed trigger, LED light to illuminate the work area, and mechanisms that provide absolute power to the job, its easy to see why mechanics love to have this cordless impact wrench in their automotive tool set. The kit includes the impact wrench, battery, charger and a durable blow-molded case.



6. 3-Piece Slip Joint Pliers Set

Need non-slipping grip for any shaped object? 

This slip joint pliers set PL3S has a mouth that opens extra wide for multiple positions for maximum versatility, letting you take a big bite out of your workload. The curved jaw design in this plyer set and induction hardened teeth allows for a strong hold. Whether used as a mechanic tool or any handyman job, these slip joint pliers set is great for any application.

Matco Slip Joint Pliers Set 3 Piece


7.  Inline Skate Creeper

Need an inline skate creeper with a nice low profile?

This green beauty features skate-style rollers that are super strong. The easy-to-clean surface repels solvents, greases, and fuels. Incredibly lightweight, it provides optimum comfort for any job. Our top-rated creepers are also available in other colors like black, orange, yellow, red and blue. 



8. 16v 1/4" Cordless Stubby Impact Wrench Kit

Big power comes in a small package with the Matco Tools 16v Cordless Infinium Stubby Impact Wrench Line. The 1/4" Stubby Impact Wrench gives you 110 ft lbs. of breakaway torque in a body that is less than 5" in overall length, making it a perfect access tool. Brushless motor technology provides high torque and extended life in this small but mighty cordless power tool. The Stubby Impact line is available in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" drives and in burgundy, green and orange.

Matco Cordless Stubby Impact Wrench Kit


9. 1/2" Drive Black Chrome Blue Handle Ratchet

Need the perfect ratchet for tight spaces?

Almost too pretty for an automotive mechanic to use on the job! The 1/2" drive 27" Eighty8 tooth locking flex black chrome ratchet with its unique 9-position flex head is a smoother, stronger choice compared to other ratchets on the market. Slim profile and streamlined teardrop ratchet head for improved access in the most compact areas. An ergonomic comfort handle provides great, fatigue reducing grip. Handle color available in blue, red, orange, and green with black chrome or regular chrome.

Matco ToolsBlack Chrome Blue Handle Ratchet


10. Moisture Repellent Tool Bag

Our very own rain-repellent Matco 20-pocket tool bag comes with 10 wide pockets on the exterior and 10 fitted ones inside. Fully lined and big enough to handle both air and power tools as well as socket sets and more. The padded shoulder strap and double hand straps make transportation a breeze! 

Looking for more WOW factor?  Gift your mechanic a brand new, American-made toolbox.



Need even more gift ideas for the automotive technician in your life, or maybe a little something special to treat yourself? Take a look at the Holiday Mechanic Gift Guide today!



Maximus Lite A Diagnostic Scan Tool


This entry-level scan tool is the most advanced and powerful code reader in the business. It features full coverage ABS, airbag, engine and transmission - codes, live data and graphing in "basic mode".  This easy to navigate scan tool is Wi-Fi enabled with one-click automatic updates.  

For more information and other great mechanic gift ideas, talk to your local Matco Tools distributor today or visit our complete tool catalog at


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