Working on an engine can be fun and at times tiresome. It can also injure your back from bending over which can lead to back problems later on in life.
A topside creeper can help you immensely with working over the hood of any engine compartment.
There are a few that we believe are the best in the market and we would like to point out some benefits about each one.
Traxion 3-700 ProGear Topside Creeper Review
The Traxion 3-700 ProGear has a working height of 53 inches to 75 inches allowing up to 140 inches of engine compartment accessibility.
Another important aspect to look at is the topside creepers maneuverability.
The Traxion 3-700 ProGear has an I-base design that allows for better maneuverability around your vehicle tires.
You will love your topside creeper so much that you may wear out the deck.
On most topside creepers, it proves to be challenging but the Traxion 3-700 ProGear has an easy solution with an upholstered cover to make replacing the deck easier.
If you are looking for easy assembly, than the Traxion 3-700 Progear is your friend as it assembles in only 12 minutes.
Traxion 3-100 Foldable Topside Creeper Review
The reach is slightly smaller but not by much so this may not even be an issue, the Traxion 3-100 height adjusts from 52 to 72 inches.
The Traxion 3-100 does fold to save space which is a huge plus for anyone with a need for saving space and storing while not in use.
While this does not have an I-base like the Traxion 3-700, it does have four casters with two that do lock to keep the creeper in its place.
The deck is padded with a heavy vinyl which gives comfort while working over the engine compartment but it does not have an upholstered cover like the Traxion 3-700.
Champ Overhead Creeper Review
Extending from 47 to 67 inches, the Champ Overhead Creeper gives you the ability to work on any vehicle from cars, trucks, and SUV’s.
Extra wide steps ease stress on your feet with narrow ladder-like steps. It also features all-steel construction.
Like most topside creepers, the Champ Overhead Creeper has a padded deck to give you comfort while working on any vehicle.
Redline Engineering Top Side Overhead Creeper Review
This is a big plus so that the tools are always in close range.
The Redline Top Side Overhead Creeper has 3 different angle positions which fit around the majority of vehicles giving excellent accessibility to any engine compartment.
The maximum height of the Redline Top Side Overhead Creeper is 68 inches. This is slightly lower than some others we have reviewed but if the height is not an issue this may be the one for you.
Of the many benefits, the Redline Top Side Overhead Creeper folds flat for easy storage and have four 3 inch casters for easy maneuverability.
Topside Creeper Buying Guide – How to find the best topside creeper for your needs!
Reach: You should measure your vehicle’s heights you will be working on so you can pick a top side creeper that clears your vehicles.
If you want something bigger, that would be ok but you would have to be sure you have the budget for it as they may be more expensive.
Durability: You will want a sturdy constructed top side creeper since you will be relying on it to hold all of your weight.
You don’t want something flimsy that may bend or break under odd reaches or weight shifts by you bending over the side. It is also extremely important to look for a maximum weight limit.
Comfort: Most top side creepers will come with a padded top but what it is made of will depend on how long it will last under normal day to day wear and tear.
Some top side creepers even have a removable upholstered top so it is easy to replace.
Maneuverability: You wouldn’t want a top side creeper that is not easy to move or fit around objects such as vehicle tires.
Make sure the topside creeper you want has good maneuverability with the frame and wheels to move around the shop floor easily.
Storage: If you have a small garage or tight workshop than storing tools and equipment is a top priority.
Many topside creepers fold for easier storage so you want to make sure if yours does not fold you will have room to store it when it is not in use.