1 Stars By Jason Lee on 2016-07-30
Not a good start.
Attempted to change oil in Subaru Outback today. Wife heard a crack as I pulled up. Inspected it to find the front end had split. This is dangerous! This is our first time to use these and the last. I don't trust these at all.
1 Stars By Steven on 2016-07-11
Too many reports of these ramps collapsing.
I appreciate the advice by a reviewer to avoid these ramps and to build solid ramps out of wood. With all the reports of these ramps collapsing and failing, I would not trust them.
I know people say, "just use jack stands too," but that is not always practical. On a driveway with a slight incline, jack stands are not safe, but ramps are fine.
Wood ramps are heavy and you really can't build them for $2, but you can build them for $30. 6" (4 levels) is sufficient. I used a combination of 2" x 8" and 2" x 4". If I redid them I would use three parallel sets of 2" x 4" boards since 2" x 4" are usually the cheapest. I also beveled the edges 45 degrees though this was unnecessary.
5 Stars By K. McCaleb on 2015-11-17
Make a better pair of ramps for two dollars
I do not own these ramps, so I can't judge their effectiveness. I rated them at five stars because I am required to provide a 1-5 star rating, and I don't want to negatively impact their rating with anything lower. However, I can say that I would never buy them because they are hollow. That and they cost $50!!! I made my own ramps for two dollars. They are not hollow, and I trust them without any other form of support. Here's what I did:
At most lumber stores, they have an area for lumber that is not usable for building purposes due to damage, checking, twisting, etc. At my local big Orange store, I found a 14 foot 2X8 that was warped but otherwise in good condition. Price: $2.00. I had them cut it into two pieces each of the following lengths: 33", 27", 21" and 2.5". Back at home I got myself a cold beverage, then I laid out one 33" piece, then laid a 27" piece on top of it and butted the near ends flush. Using some 2.5 inch exterior grade screws in each corner of the 27" piece I screwed them together. I then laid a 21" piece on top of the 27" piece and again butted the near ends flush and screwed them together, being careful to drive the screws so they didn't hit the screws underneath. I then laid the 2.5 inch piece on the 21" piece and butted the near ends flush. I drilled holes in these prior to attaching with screws to prevent them from cracking. Grab another cold beverage, and repeat the procedure for the second ramp and viola - solid, dependable ramps that won't ever collapse for two dollars! Celebrate with a cold beverage! If you want to go all out and spend four dollars, you could add another level (mine are 5.25" high) and/or lengthen the bottom piece by six inches, and then move the 27" piece back six inches from being flush, which would make a more stable base should you ever accidentally drive too far forward on them. You could also experiment with different lengths so that they would nest together when one is flipped on top of the other. I just put eye hooks in the end of each of them and hung them from a nail for storage.
1 Stars By Robert W on 2015-04-03
WARNING! Collapsed first time. MAJOR Safety hazard!
This company is going to kill some one eventually. They are rated to 12,000 lbs and "Stronger than Steel". Rubbish!
Lots of folks seem to have good luck with this product. But don't trust your life to them. ALWAYS make sure to put a jack stand underneath too.
5 Stars By Matthew Lawrence on 2014-08-16
Take a tip from high school auto shop
Ramps work great for what they are intended to do. They elevate the car to allow for things like oil changes. For all of the uninformed weekend mechanics and DIYers that have been scared and had close calls here are 2 "pro tips" straight from basic high school auto shop. I am 38, but I still remember automotive safety 101!
#1 When getting under an elevated vehicle, never trust the elevating mechanism alone. Never get under the car with just ramps or especially a hydraulic jack. If you do that, you are asking to get crushed. Always use jack stands in addition to the elevating mechanism.
#2, always chock the rear wheels
5 Stars By c-dub on 2017-09-03
I've used these three times now so i don't have any long term perspective but they feel very well made and i can see them holding up for routine maintenance for my car. The plastic is heavy and i don't get any flex from just my car. They lift the car high enough to work under the hood without as much back strain or i can more easily reach the underside of the car. I recommend these for the DIY people.
5 Stars By John L. on 2017-08-03
Must Have for the Home Mechanic
Got these for easy access to the underside of my classic car. Getting the car on these is easy and the end stops do work well. Gives just enough space to get under the car with a creeper and still have enough room to maneuver your arms. Seem very solid, but I still used jack stands for safety. They stack for easy storage which is a nice feature.
5 Stars By Richard Ngo on 2017-06-18
Used this product with no problems
I've used this once so far and it worked perfect. I double checked it was lined up straight and used this product with no problems. When using this product don't forget to use wheel chocks and put ebrake on...I'm not sure how other people broke theirs but I used mine with no problem. Would definitely recommend this product!
4 Stars By Kevin M on 2013-04-06
I picked them up to make changing oil easier, and they do that perfectly fine.
I did however have to take off my drive shaft and leave my SUV sitting on it for a week... I guess the sun and heat kinda weakened them... they still held up but I saw they were kind of bending a little bit. They're great though because they stack and sit up vertically so they don't take up much space in the garage. Just not ideal if you leave your car on them for an extended period of time... I never thought I'd have to but it did happen right after I got them.
5 Stars By Voracious Christian Reader on 2017-11-12
So lightweight, strong and the tires don't slip. My other ramps are the old school metal ones, and I will probably never touch them again. These also fit under my mini Cooper front lip, which for the metal ones, I had to use wood blocks or something to help the height / angle of attack issue, not these ramps.