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A multimeter is a great tool,but you need to be able to use it properly to get the best from it.A test light will be more helpfull in most cicumstances,and they are easy to make yourself.All you need is an old bulb holder for a 380 bulb,two fly leads(one for earth,the other for live),and you have a great electrical diagnosis tool.

The most important piece of kit to buy if your attempting your own car maintenance is a decent pair of axle stands.They can save your life.Having a go your self and saving some money is fine,but it's not worth taking risks with safety.Remember to take your time and don't panic when carrying out work,it doesn't matter how long something takes to do,it's getting it right and done safely that matters.If you are in any doubt,then leave it well alone.I am a great believer in the phrase 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'.

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I'd add that a good jack is also imperative. The most useful resource I have is a can of WD40.
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Just as an afterthought, don't disconnect your battery if you haven't got the code for your radio.
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