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18 Incredibly Useful Gifts for Mechanics of Every Kind

Mechanics need a huge array of tools in order to do their job properly, so why not help them out with one of the incredibly useful gifts for mechanics listed in this selection? From actual hand tools to safety equipment, there are even seats and creepers to ensure their backs are comfy as they spend hours working away. Or, if you’re looking for something smaller, check out the fun tire mug that will look fabulous in any garage.

Traxion Foldable Topside Automotive Engine Creeper

Traxion Foldable Topside Automotive Engine Creeper

Small cars are easy to reach, but trying to get inside the engine of an SUV, for example, is almost impossible. This Topside Creeper is adjustable from 52” to 72” and includes a padded deck so mechanics can lean comfortably as they work on higher engines.

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Tire Coffee Mug

Tire Coffee Mug

A fun gift for mechanics to take into work, this ceramic mug is brilliant. Made to resemble four tires stacked on top of each other, the wrench-shaped handle is the perfect finishing touch. Holding 350 ml, it’s ideal for enjoying a well-earned coffee break.

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Flexible Magnetic Tool Holder

Flexible Magnetic Tool Holder

This clever holder really will keep tools right where they’re needed, even if that is sticking to the side of a car! Made from abrasion resistant and anti-microbial material to last a lifetime, this holder is fitted with strong magnets so it can cling to any metal surface while keeping hardware safe.

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Pro-Lift Foldable Z Creeper

Pro-Lift Foldable Z Creeper

This dual purpose gadget will provide mechanics with comfort and support while they work under or on vehicles. Folding flat to use as a creeper, the Z-shaped frame also extends into a seat so they can take the weight off their feet on those long back-breaking tasks.

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Magnetic Wristband for Holding Screws, Nails and Drill Bits

Magnetic Wristband for Holding Screws, Nails and Drill Bits

Save them the frustration of losing screws just when they need them with this magnetic wristband. The adjustable band contains 10 strong magnets, so nails, screws, bits and other metal objects stay close at hand, putting an end to searching on the floor on rummaging through toolboxes for a spare.

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Universal Socket

Universal Socket

Forget having to sort through a set of wrenches, because this universal socket will fit any size or shape from ¼“ to ¾“. Fitted with a power drill adapter, this socket grip uses 54 steel rods that adjust to grip the size and shape required, without having to change tools.

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OEM TOOLS Ultimate Mechanics Set

OEM TOOLS Ultimate Mechanics Set

Watch their face light up when they open this massive collection of mechanic’s tools. Stashed inside the wheeled service cart are hand tools, battery tools, drive tools, and oil change tools, including spanners, bits, wrenches, and almost every other tool they could possibly need.

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Red Rolling Creeper Seat

Red Rolling Creeper Seat

Repairing cars can be back breaking work, which is why this garage seat is such a thoughtful gift for mechanics. With a padded seat on top, this wheeled creeper also includes a sturdy segmented tray underneath so they can keep all their tools close by as they work.

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Cordless Electric Ratchet Wrench

Cordless Electric Ratchet Wrench

This cordless electric ratchet can do everything a standard ratchet can do, without the inconvenience of cords getting in the way. With a 60 minute fast charge, 2 Lithium-Ion batteries, and 8 sockets included, it’s also miles quieter than an air hose model.

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Grip Clean Hand Cleaner for Auto Mechanics

Grip Clean Hand Cleaner for Auto Mechanics

Ordinary soap just won’t cut it with engine oil, so they need a cleaner that will get through the grease and grime. Grip Clean is a heavy duty soap that uses bentonite clay as a pumice to work the dirt, and coconut oil and olive oil to keep skin nourished and healthy.

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Magnetic Fender Cover

Magnetic Fender Cover

Paintwork is precious, so finding a way to protect it when the vehicle is being worked on is essential. This PVC vinyl cover has a soft cloth backing so it’s gentle on bodywork, and non-slip magnets and hook and loop fastening to keep it secure as it protects from buckle and belt damage.

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Telescopic Magnetic Pickup Tool

Telescopic Magnetic Pickup Tool

The last thing a mechanic needs is to drop a small part at a crucial moment, so help them out with a telescopic magnetic pickup tool. With a 5lb pull capacity, this extendable tool makes a great gift for mechanics as it can retrieve nuts, bolts, screws, and even tools.

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Dickies No-Scratch Mechanic Belt

Dickies No-Scratch Mechanic Belt

Belts might be necessary but they have metal buckles that can wreak havoc on a car’s bodywork. Let him lean with peace of mind with a No-Scratch Belt. Made from 100% leather, this clever belt features a metal plate and pin on the inside, so pants stay up and paint stays intact.

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19Pcs Trim Removal Tool Kit

19Pcs Trim Removal Tool Kit

Sometimes a different toolkit is needed when working on cars, especially when the work is being done on the interior. This set of tools will enable them to get behind panels, remove trim, and work with moldings such as when installing and/or removing electrics or audio equipment.

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Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding

Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding

Even the hardiest of knees take a bashing from kneeling on the floor, and when it’s a cold garage floor it can really take its toll. These heavy-duty knee pads are made to protect knees no matter what kind of terrain, thanks to the soft gel core and EVA foam padding.

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3M WorkTunes

3M WorkTunes

This hearing protector is great for anyone who works in a noisy environment and wants to listen to music while protecting their own hearing. With a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB, this headset also allows programming for up to 50 AM/FM stations or can be plugged into a mobile device.

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Mechanix Wear Gloves

Mechanix Wear Gloves

Cold weather brings with it an influx of breakdowns and flat batteries. Keep his hands warm and dry when he’s repairing a car roadside with a pair of Mechanix Wear FastFit Gloves. Form fitting for comfort and with a two-piece palm to prevent bunching, they’re the ideal Christmas gift for mechanics.

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CRAFTSMAN Portable Tool Box

CRAFTSMAN Portable Tool Box

Help them keep tools neat and tidy with the Craftsman portable lockable tool box. Made from steel in a vivid red, this box features three drawers to hold tools in an easy to see layer, and also offers additional storage under the lid for larger items.

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