Anyone who’s been stuck on the side of the road in a project car knows it’s not a fun time, especially when what’s broken can be easily fixed with a simple set of tools. Always keep a pocket screwdriver in the glove box.
A pocket screwdriver set is, as you might guess, a screwdriver set small enough to fit in your pocket, door card, or glove box. Pocket screwdriver sets, which usually come in small trays, come with a small ratchet and several attachments such as sockets, bits, or both.
A set like this isn’t for every project car job, but it can get you in trouble in less-than-ideal situations, like being stuck on the side of the road. If the problem is a loose bolt, nut, or screw, pocket his screwdriver on hand can mean the difference between going home and waiting hours for a tow truck. You don’t want to be in that situation. Trust me, I was there. Uninteresting.
Even if you’re not using a pocket screwdriver set to save you from towing, the small 1/4-inch ratchet is useful in other situations, such as reaching hard-to-reach fasteners. You’d be surprised how often you use it.
A pocket screwdriver set isn’t too big or complicated, so it’s relatively affordable. In other words, anyone with a project car can’t have an excuse not to put it in the glovebox in case something goes wrong. Comes with 35 individual parts including shank bit, 1/4 inch adapter. It’s currently on sale on Amazon for just over $22. If you want a bit-only set, MulWark sells an 11-piece set on Amazon for just $11.99.