Some special tools required for steering wheel removal are a lock plate remover, a steering wheel puller, cap screw sets and a storage tray. All these tools come in tool kits designed for use in domestic as well as imported vehicles.
Other tools needed to remove and attach a steering wheel include a pivot pin remover, a power steering pulley remover kit and a power steering pump pulley set. The power steering pulley remover kit is designed to service and pull the steering wheels of most domestic vehicles and early models of Ford, GM and Chrysler.
When buying tools for steering wheel removal, it is best to buy them in a set. This is because they are cheaper and come with a warranty. Some manufacturers offer lifetime warranties for their tool kits. Similarly, tool kids typically have instructional manuals for proper use.
Some tools are more suited for some vehicles than others. A vehicle owner or a garage manager should invest in the best tools for his specialization. While some tools have a hardy steel construction, others come in a weaker metal or alloy and are prone to breakage. Online reviews are available from customers who have bought and used various tools.