Is it worth investing in a creeper?
"First of all, do you have any need for a creeper? Do you work on semis or heavy-duty vehicles where a vehicle lift is unavailable? If so, you may want to consider purchasing a creeper. If not, why spend money on a tool that's not going to pay you back in service hours used? Keep your money in your wallet."
Would it be worth it to purchase a ratcheting wrench set with a smaller tooth pattern?
"It depends what you have in your box. First of all, do you have a ratcheting wrench set now? If not, I highly recommend having this in your arsenal. It will definitely save you time…and saving you time is money in your paycheck/wallet. If you have a set, and there isn't that much difference between what you have now versus what's out there, save your money and use what you have in your box.
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ASE-certified technician Pam Oakes is the owner of Pam's Motor City Auto & Tire Center, an award-winning automotive service business in Fort Myers, Fla. She also is the author of the book series Car Care for the Clueless and hosts a weekly radio talk show by the same name on CBS Radio's The Sky and CoachMeRadio. And yes, she still "turns wrenches."