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Founded in 1978, the CTA Manufacturing Corp. is an industry-leading specialty tools manufacturer. The company has relied on innovative thinking and engineering to craft some of the best products on the market, all while meeting the needs of customers worldwide. CTA Manufacturing Corp. began its operations with remarkable leaders and great ideas, resulting in more than 25 years of success. We’ve moved from manufacturing a few products under the then brand name “Classic American Tools” to more than a 1000 bestselling CTA automotive products.

CTA manufactures some of the best tools for automotive technicians and car enthusiasts within the automotive industry. Applications apply to makes from USA, Asia and Europe and includes a wide range of brands like GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Lexus, Audi, and Benz. For details on our latest tools, visit our New Tools page.

We also commit to offering the best customer service to our customers and merchandisers. CTA offices and shipping is open year-round with the exception of major holidays that include the following: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. To contact our staff for information on products and warranty, visit our Contact Us page or simply call +1 (201) 896-1000. Exceptional service is guaranteed!

Product Types | Comparison Charts

CTA Products Types

At CTA Manufacturing Corp. we sell products within a wide range of categories including specialty tools for steering and suspension, specialty sockets, fluid service, brake and wheel, as well as engine and spark plug. With more than 30 categories and over a thousand specialty products, you’ll get exactly what you need at an affordable price.

fluid-line.pngFluid Lines

Fluid line tools remove or disconnect stubborn fluid lines or retaining clips. Our wide range of fluid line specialty products service fuel, transmission and oil cooler lines. Examples of these products include the 3477 Fuel Line Disconnect Tool and the 3470- 8 Pc. Disconnect Tool Set.

wrenchOil Filter Wrenches

These specialty products are used to remove oil and fuel filter housings as well as spin-on filters. They are made with a high-quality aluminum design and are generally built to withstand higher torque loads. Examples of these products include the 2477 Toyota 4-Cyl. Oil Filter Wrench, 2481 Heavy Duty Cap Type Oil Filter Wrench and the 026400 – 10 Pc. Oil Filter Wrench Kit.

pressurePressure Testers

CTA pressure testers enable efficient testing of pressure and gas line leakage. They also enable technicians to perform vacuum and fuel pump tests. Some pressure testing tools also test glow plugs within diesel engines. Our exceptional pressure tester tools include the Diesel Compression Test Kit, Cylinder Leakage Tester, and the Fuel Pump Vacuum & Pressure Tester.

steeringSteering and Suspension Tools

These tools enable technicians as well as car owners performing home repair to fix any problem related to a vehicle’s steering or suspension. We sell specialty tools that include the Steering Wheel & Lock Plate Service Kit, Steering Wheel Lock Plate Remover/Installer Tool, and the 1040 CV Joint Puller Adapter w/Wide Opening.

gaugeSpark Plug Gauges/ Feeler Gauges

These CTA specialty products make it easy for technicians to check for valve clearances as well as measure spark plug gaps. Blades are built for precise measurement and are made with high-quality material. Examples of these products include the A311 25-Blade Extra Long Feeler Gauge and the A308 Offset Valve Tappet Gauge Set.

 

 

CTA Product Comparison Charts

Oil Filter Wrenches

  2548 Pro Swivel Oil Filter Wrench-T 2550 Cam-Action Oil Filter Wrench-S 2551 Pro Swivel Oil Filter Wrench-L 2552 Pro Swivel Oil Filter Wrench-L
 
Range:
  • 92-111mm
  • 70-76mm
  •  120-146mm
  •  100-120mm

Application:

  • Large Filters
  • Compact Filters
  • Caterpillar/John Deere
  • Cummins/Detroit Diesel
Features:
  • Extra-thick yoke
  • Expanding link mechanism
  • Adjusting screw to tighten or loosen swivel
  • Thick cushion grip.
  • Cam-Action Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Two thick jaws slide together using a cam mechanism to grab filters.
  • Use with 3/8 square drive tools or 7/8 hex socket.
  • Heavy Duty Swivel-Type Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Features extra-thick yoke
  • Expanding link mechanism
  • Adjusting screw to tighten or loosen swivel and thick cushion grip.
  • Heavy Duty Swivel-Type Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Features extra-thick yoke
  • Expanding link mechanism
  • Adjusting screw to tighten or loosen swivel and thick cushion grip.

Extraction Syringe Tools

  7077 Extraction Syringe Tool 7075 Extraction Syringe Tool
 
Works with:
  • Any type of Automotive Fluid
  • Including Brake Fluid
  • Any type of Automotive Fluid
  • Including Brake Fluid

Volume:

  •  1500cc
  •  200cc
Features:
  • Accesses difficult-to-reach locations
  • Unit easily disassembles for cleaning
  • Accesses difficult-to-reach locations
  • Unit easily disassembles for cleaning

Plier Type Oil Filter Wrench

  2532 Plier-Type Oil Filter Wrench-S 2534 Plier-Type Oil Filter Wrench-S 2536 Plier-Type Oil Filter Wrench-T
 

Range:

  • 45-89mm
  • 54-108mm
  • 92-152mm
Application:
  • Compact Filters
  • Standard Filters
  • Truck Filters
Features:
  • Pliers-Type Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Removes the most stubborn filters
  • Adjustable jaws & long handles
  • Pliers-Type Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Removes the most stubborn filters
  • Adjustable jaws & long handles
  • Pliers-Type Oil Filter Wrenches
  • Removes the most stubborn filters
  • Adjustable jaws & long handles