Autobody Repair Student Equipment Lists

Autobody Repair Student Equipment Lists

  • In addition to regular college expenses, items listed below are also required upon entering the program.
  • It is recommended that tools and equipment be insured under homeowners' insurance policy.
  • All costs are calculated from a poll of current and recent students.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Automotive Trades Department at 607-587-3117.
Tools and Toolbox $2,500-$6,500
The cost varies vastly depending on brand and place of purchased.  
See below for further details.  
Roller cabinet must not exceed 55 inches long by 25 inches wide and must have a lock.  
All tool must meet OSHA standards.  
Uniforms & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)  
Uniform shirts (short or long sleeve) available from Campus Store

SS $29.95-$34.95
LS $32.95-$36.95

Uniform pants – dark blue or black (Red Kap, Carhartt, Dickies, etc.) price varies by store $25
Safety toe shoes $50-$200
Safety glasses (Z87 rated) $10
Prescription glasses are okay if confirmed by a statement from your optometrist and must have Z87 approved side shields.  
Laptop $975*
A laptop or tablet computer capable of wireless connection to the Internet is required.  
Shop online. *If purchasing from the Campus Store.
Textbooks $350/semester
Visit the Wellsville Campus Store's website for prices and ISBN numbers.  
Bench Units $20-$120
Some of the necessary lab requirements will be performed on components that may be damaged beyond practical repair during the lab. It is recommended that the components be acquired from salvage vehicles. These components include alternators, starters, and tandem master cylinders. Students will receive information about the identification and how to obtain bench units from individual course instructors after arriving on campus.  
Lab Supplies for Requirements $150
These items, such as welding rods, brake fluid, oils, etc. must be of a particular type and should not be purchased prior to arrival on campus.  
Project Vehicle $500-$1,500
Project vehicles will be used to perform lab requirements. The vehicle should provide as much real-life, hands-on experience as possible, and should be a common make (e.g., Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, etc). Cars/trucks should be in good running order and a 1996 or later model year. Students can also supplement their daily driver for some of the lab requirements.  
A vehicle with power windows and locks is highly recommended. Due to limited lab space, large vehicles such as limousines and quad-cab, long-box trucks, may be prohibited from the labs at the discretion of the instructor.  
It is not necessary that the vehicle be licensed or insured.  

Autobody Repair Freshman & Senior Equipment List

The following items are to be furnished by each freshman. Please bring them with you when you begin classes in August unless otherwise noted on the front. Tools are NOT available at our campus bookstore, unless noted otherwise.

1/4" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. Six-point deep and shallow sockets (3/16 - 9/16")
  2. Reversible ratchet
  3. 3" extension
  4. 6" extension
  5. Six-point deep and shallow sockets metric (4mm - 15mm)

3/8" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. Sockets (3/8 - 3/4")
  2. Six-point deep well sockets (3/8 - 3/4")
  3. 3" extension
  4. 6" extension
  5. 10" extension
  6. Reversible ratchet
  7. Impact universal joint
  8. 12 metric sockets (8mm - 19mm)
  9. 9 Torx sockets (T10 - T55, T60)

1/2" Square Drive Socket Set

  1. 13 sockets (3/8 - 1 1/8")
  2. 3" extension
  3. 6" extension
  4. 10" extension
  5. Reversible ratchet
  6. Impact universal joint
  7. 8mm - 24mm deep impact socket set

Miscellaneous Tools

  1. Allen wrench sets (standard & metric)
  2. Combination wrenches (3/8 - 1 1/8")
  3. Combination wrenches (8mm - 22mm)
  4. 5-piece punch and chisel set
  5. 3 flat screwdrivers - 4", 6", 8"
  6. 3 Phillips posi-drive screwdrivers - #1, #2, #3, #2 stubby
  7. 8 or 16 oz. ball peen hammer
  8. Set of inverted Torx sockets
  9. Rechargeable and cordless light
  10. Blow gun with rubber tip and Aero male coupler (3804, G-2 or equivalent)
  11. 1 fender cover
  12. Channelock-type pliers (9" - 10")
  13. Needle nose pliers
  14. Slip joint pliers
  15. Two (2) 10" curved jaw vise grips
  16. Four (4) 9" C clamp vise grip
  17. 6m/20' tape (metric and fractional)
    NOTE: must have metric scale
  18. Set drill bits by 1/64 increments to 1/2"
  19. Diagonal pliers (side cutters)
  20. Tire pressure gauge
  21. Tire chuck with Aero male coupler (3804, G-2 or equivalent)
  22. Tire tread depth gauge (1/32")
  23. 6" brass or aluminum punch
  24. 3/8" drive hex socket set
  25. 3/8" torque wrench
  26. Tip cleaner (torch)
  27. Spark lighter
  28. Welding kit**
  29. Vehicle powered test light
  30. Roll of black electrical tape**
  31. Small tube resin core solder**
  32. Welding helmet (shade 10)
  33. Flame resistant welding jacket
  34. Welding goggles (shade 5)
  35. High-cuff welding gloves
  36. Body filler spreaders
  37. Body filler mixing board
  38. Sanding block kit - Durablock Part #AF44A
  39. D.A. 6" pad
  40. Body hammers and dolly set
  41. Air or electric drill 1/2" chuck
  42. DVOM capable of measuring amperage
  43. 25' extension cord
  44. Soldering gun/soldering iron
  45. 1/2” Drive Torque Wrench (Max 250 pound)
  46. 90 degree die grinder with 2" roloc arbor
  47. Door panel removal tools
  48. Body trim/molding removal tools
  49. Spot weld cutter/drill kit
  50. 1/4" air ratchet
  51. Antenna removal tools
  52. Swivel head rivet gun (up to 3/16")
  53. Heat gun
  54. Metal reamers/carbide burrs
  55. Small paint block/paint nib file
  56. 3" DA sander with a hook and loop pad


**These items are available at our campus bookstore.