His enthusiasm and knowledge is unrivalled in the UK (or Libya and Morocco as well, BTW). We wish Julian and Overland Cruisers all the very best.  Read More…
Paul Blackburn
We would recommend Julian to help with pre trip arrangements and servicing.  Read More…
Bob and Anne Finch
....the greatest resource you can have is a fully charged telephone and Julian Voelcker's phone number  Read More…
Daniel Dungate
Julian is a master of Landcruisers. He took us from being a couple of novices into knowledgeable mechanics....  Read More…
Charlie & Nina
I am happy to say that I would thoroughly recommend Julian and his work to anyone, and would be happy to be contacted to verify this.  Read More…
Paul Mills
Julian's knowledge of cruisers is second to none, and I thoroughly recommend him.  Read More…
Andrew Wightman
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian, his knowledege and his workmanship.  Read More…
Graham Smith
We'll be using Julian again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him others.  Read More…
Paul Driver
I thoroughly recommend Julian as someone who is honest, brilliant at what he does and has your interests closest to his heart.  Read More…
David Gittelson
I highly recommend Julian for his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm in relation to Land Cruisers  Read More…
Barbara Hawksley
With an unmatchable knowledge of Land Cruisers and continued support on the road we couldn’t recommend Overland Cruisers more.  Read More…
Martin McGowan
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers.  Read More…
Richard Kaad
A true specialist, I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any Landcruiser owner.  Read More…
Colin Moore
Discovering Julian and his knowledge of the Landcruiser is one of those "at last" moments when you finally discover an expert.  Read More…
Damien J. Hill
‘Overland Cruisers’ are the ONLY company that we would use for work on our client’s Landcruisers.  Read More…
Matt Richards
I recommend to anyone doing an overland trip in a Land Cruiser to spend some time in the Overland Cruisers workshop.  Read More…
Neil Lister
I would have no hesitation in recommending Julian to do work on your Landcruiser, I have always found him to be very knowledgeable and friendly.  Read More…
Chas Spencer
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers to all LC owners.  Read More…
Piers Finlayson
I was impressed by Julians knowledge, and the suggestions that he made . . . Highly Recommended.  Read More…
Ken Jordan
Julian is the acknowledged heart-surgeon of LandCruisers for good reason; what he doesn’t know is not worth knowing.  Read More…
Barrie Dunbar
.........it was Julian's voice that came through on the forums offering excellent advice.  Read More…
Graham Naismith
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending, without qualification, Julian and Overland Cruisers to anyone needing work done on their Land Cruiser.  Read More…
Peter Jacques
I drove from my home in Southern Spain up to their workshops in Hereford.....I can definitely say that it was worth the journey.  Read More…
Dave Heppell

Tool Kits

When planning what to take in your tool kit you need to bear in mind what problems you are likely to encounter and also which of these problems you are going to be prepared to tackle yourself - there is no point packing tools like Torx sockets for stripping the engine unless you actually need it.

The golden rule when buying the tools is Don't buy cheap tools!  There are lots of cheap tool kits on the market that are generally pretty poor quality, the last thing you want is the tools breaking on you.  Ideally you should try to buy professional level tools that are guaranteed for life - in other words they are built to last.

There are a lot of professional tool manufacturers out there like Snap-On, Sealey, Draper, Lazer, etc who produce some great kit used by most mechanics and then on the other hand you have companies like Halfords and Machine Mart producing their own professional ranges which are generally not too bad - I actually find the Halfords ratchet spanners invaluable in the workshop.

If you have the time and patience, keep an eye on eBay because you occasionally find professional mechanics selling their tool kits and there are some great bargains to be had - I have seen £8,000 of Snap-On tools going for £500 - with life time guarantees it doesn't matter how old they are.

If you can't find a bargain on eBay, companies like Sealey,do starter kits, or toolbox deals where they bundle a collection of the most common tools into a tool chest as a promotion which provides a great starting point - ask your local Motor Factors if they know of any of these promotions - actually ring around all the local Motor Factors to find out what manufacturer's tools they sell and what deals are on

 

The links on the left will take you to the lists of tools and consumables.