Updated: October 14, 2016
Mechanics Creeper Reviews:Whether you are a weekend warrior changing the oil on your car or an experienced mechanic that works in an auto repair shop, owning a mechanics creeper is a must. Yes, we've all seen the guy across the street from us that gets out a piece of cardboard and slides himself under the car to change the oil. It's not only uncomfortable and dirty, but buying a mechanics creeper isn't all that expensive. There are several that sell for $40 or less and do just fine for the periodic oil change or engine check. We would agree with all the experts that if you are under cars on a daily basis doing repairs and checks, go with a more expensive creeper like the Dale Adams Enterprises 6031 The B1 Mechanics Creeper. It sells for $115 but the reviews are very positive. Which creeper is best for you? Where do you buy one? We answer all those questions down below.
Choosing a Mechanics Creeper - The most important feature in a mechanics floor creeper is comfort. You want a sturdy backboard (reinforced) so that your back muscles will be supported properly. Stay away from the cheaper plastic mechanics creepers or those made with plywood. A padded backboard will help your shoulders and back. Some owners have complaints about head/neck padding - there isn't enough in some models. Wheels - Another key feature are the wheels. Mechanics will tell you to go with urethane ball-bearing wheels and avoid the steel wheels. You want wheels that will ride smoothly over rough floors, air lines, loose tools, etc. A garage creeper should have a low profile design and be made with a material that is easy to clean. Getting solvents and oils off shouldn't be a hassle. Also, consider capacity - most of the high end mechanics creepers can handle up to 300 pounds. The Bone is a very popular creeper that advertises itself as being able to maneuver over "gravel, broken concrete, sand, or in-shop obstacles". Not all reviews support that claim, but owners agree it's better than other products at getting under broken down vehicles in outdoor conditions. Mechanics Creeper Reviews - Want opinions from experts and consumers? We found dozens of online reviews on Amazon.com and Northerntool.com. Also, the Tractorbynet.com forum has some quality discussions on mechanics creepers with pros and cons for several specific models. Top brands included Torin, Dale Adams Enterprises, Whiteside, Lisle, and ATD. You can browse the best selling mechanics creepers here.