Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
I keep a metric set of wrenches and sockets/ratchet ,...
Though likely you already know what you need to bring, I just thought I'd pass along this.

As for tools, with modern vehicles, don't assume if your vehicle is American made you need SAE tools, if it's foreign you need metric. I found this out the hard way.

I run a 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4WD pickup. I've seldom wrenched on it, but about a year ago replaced the battery. Just to get the old battery out and new on in required both SAE and metric tools. Even the battery hold down brace had one each 12mm and a 1/2" bolts! My Tacoma was built in the USA as are most Toyotas nowadays and I thought maybe this was just an anomoly. But talking with others, I've found that American vehicles have the same situation. A friend with a 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK has had the same experience.

So you might just check out a few nuts and bolts on your vehicle to make sure. It's a real pain because it requires nearly double the amount of tools necessary to carry when you have a mix of SAE and metric.