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Planned Future Tool Purchases
Type of Tools to Purchase in Future
Respondents showed some variations in the type of tools they planned to purchase in the future. Specialty
tools continue to be the tools of choice of all respondents. Based on the 2017 survey results, more than one
in fi
ve respondents (23 percent) planned to purchase specialty tools in future. Specialty tools are also the
preferred tools of service managers (24.5 percent). On the other hand, more than one-fifth (21.8 percent)
of respondents planned to purchase basic technician hand tools, the second highest tools of choice.
Very few respondents (9.8 percent) expressed a preference for tool storage.
Planned Future Tool Purchases, 2017
(By Employment Role)
Tools
All
Respondents
Owner/
Principal Technician
Parts
Manager
Service
Manager
Specialty tools23 . 0% 22 . 5% 21 . 6% 21 . 5% 24 . 5%
Basic technician hand tools21 . 8% 22 . 9% 25 . 2% 26 . 2% 20 . 6%
Hand held diagnostic and battery service tools19 . 9% 20 . 0% 18 . 0% 16 . 9% 18 . 6%
Power tools13 . 2% 14 . 2% 15 . 3% 10 . 8% 12 . 7%
AC vehicle comfort tools12 . 3% 12 . 5% 11 . 7% 13 . 8% 12 . 7%
Tools storage9 . 8% 7 . 9% 8 . 1% 10 . 8% 10 . 8%
Total percent100%100%100%100%100%
Valid responses35724011165102
Multiple responses possible
Planned Future Tool Purchases, 2016
(By Employment Role)
Tools
All
Respondents
Owner/
Principal Technician
Parts
Manager
Service
Manager
Specialty tools25 . 7% 24 . 4% 24 . 8% 19 . 5% 25 . 0%
Basic technician hand tools23 . 6% 26 . 7% 21 . 9% 22 . 0% 22 . 4%
Power tools19 . 8% 22 . 2% 15 . 3% 19 . 5% 17 . 1%
Hand held diagnostic and battery service tools18 . 1% 14 . 3% 24 . 8% 19 . 5% 21 . 1%
AC vehicle comfort tools6 . 5% 7 . 5% 5 . 8% 9 . 8% 5 . 9%
Tools storage6 . 3% 4 . 9% 7 . 3% 9 . 8% 8 . 6%
Total percent100%100%100%100%100%
Valid responses49126613741152
Multiple responses possible
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