Step Stool that Works Best for Auto Mechanics

Mechanics that work on trucks and SUV’s often need a step stool to stand on in order to safely reach into the engine compartment. Most truck technicians say that they want a step stool that will not tip over while they are working and also want the step stool to last. There is one company makes a heavy duty plastic step stool that won’t tip or slide even when a mechanic stands on the outer edge of the step. The company name is Shure-Step and says that their mechanics step stools are also stackable.

The founder of the company, David DuPont, was a mechanic in 1992 when he was standing on a plastic milk crate doing a tune up on a 4 x 4 truck. He said the milk crate shot out from under his feet while trying to remove a very tight spark plug .from the back of the engine. He swore that this would not happen again for any mechanic if they tried his step stool.

What makes the Shure-Step so superior to other step stools is the wedge design accompanied by 6 large rubber pads on the bottom to keep it from sliding on slick floors. The top surface of the mechanics step stool is very rough, aptly named the “Nobby Top” so even if a mechanic spills oil, grease or hydraulic fluid on it his feet will not slip on the top surface. The Shure-Step also is stackable, meaning that if your mechanic is working on 4 x 4 truck he can place one step on top of another and his working height increase from 10 inches to 16 inches off the floor. This is the only mechanics step stool that is adjustable, Shure-Step did this because trucks and people come in all different shapes and sizes.

To keep your truck service center safe and efficient your mechanics should have a safe step stool to use. Be sure to check the weight rating on the step stool you intend to use. Most step stools either don’t have a load rating for the step or the information is not permanently attached to the step. Keep your mechanics safe and they will continue to make your service center profitable!

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How a Step Stool Help Blind Senior Enter and Exit an SUV Safely

Dear David,

I’m attaching the videos of my blind mom using your two step product. It works really well. Mom also has a week right knee & leg so when you see her stepping down to the side that’s ok. It’s what works for her.

Please feel free to use these to help others decide if this product is right for them.

Best Regards,

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How a Mechanic Uses a Step Stool to Work on Automotive Interiors

When working on automotive interiors it can be very uncomfortable to position your body to get to the work needing to be done. In this video we show you a simple solution for making under dash work or other automotive interior work more comfortable.

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The Safest Senior Step Stool in the World

How do you know when a step stool is safe for a senior to use? This video shows how the Senior Step Stool by Shure-Step was designed with the help of retirement community executive directors.

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Safe Step Stool for Health Community


I’m impressed with your product’s performance and I am finding more and more uses for this step in the UC Davis Health System. In the health system, we have a variety of applications. Our shuttle vans could use it for passenger loading, our warehouse workers could use it for stacking barrels of waste, our shorter nurses could use it to reach the ICU beds better (they don’t adjust as low as other beds), our shorter patients could use it to come to stand easier, our IT/office workers could use it to reach cases of paper off the pallet, our Lift Team could use it to help patients out of their cars easier, our clinic patients could step onto the exam tables easier…..and the list goes on.

In the age if high tech, it’s nice to know that it can be applied to the basic of needs: adding a little height. It keeps our workers from reaching overhead and promotes working in a zone where we are most powerful (between shoulder and hip height). I’m a physical therapist, and have been using stepstools for years, but this is the first I’ve found that is wide enough to let you stand with your feet apart. Wide stance is key to stability when working, and it adds more mobility (you can reach farther). I love that I can stand and squat on this step without feeling like I’m going to slip off! I am specifically interested in the yellow senior (6-inch) Shurestep (13.5 x 24″), the yellow 6-inch stepstool (12″ x 12″), and the yellow Nobby Top Shurestep II (13.5′ x 24″).

Thank you very much,

Kelly S. Barry, MPT, CEAS
Physical Therapist
Biomechanics and Ergonomic Specialist
UC Davis Medical Center, CA


It’s funny that you should be telling me this, I was just at an aviation show in Oshkosh, WI and a surgeon took 4 of the steps to his hospital to use in their OR’s for their hospital group in Florida.

The yellow SS2Y-Nobby also comes in another model for everyday passenger use. The SS2Y-Pass has a sandpaper top and has been re-enforced to withstand everyday outside use.

Thanks for your continued use of our products,

David C DuPont

PS: The Sacramento Unified School Dist. just ordered the Senior Steps for their elementary school kids.

Yellow Shure-Step II Nobby Top is 10"H - 24"L - 13.5"W. And has been re-enforced to withstand everyday outside use.


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My Wife Has a Torn Meniscus on Each Knee…Testimony

Dear Mr. DuPont,

I heard about Shure-Step from another company offering your product in the Dallas area. I searched and found your company under key word Shure-Step . The picture of the the tourists getting on the bus was very helpful. My wife has a torn meniscus on each knee. Both were repaired a yr apart, healing and recovery have been slow because of diabetes. Her knees still hurt and she is recovering slowly. She needs an extra step to get into the car. Six inches is perfect as provided by your product. 24 inches and the width of 13 inches provide exactly what she needs to get in and out of the car.

Gilbert Flores

Note from the editor:

Thank you Gilbert, You may not know it, but your wife is exactly who we designed the Senior Step for. “A physically challenged person who just needs a little lift to get them into and out of cars, trucks and SUV’s”. And this step stool also has a very large surface to make it easy to turn around and set your butt on the seat, then grab one of the handles and swing your feet into the car.

David C. DuPont


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I Googled Step Stools for Seniors….Testimony

I’m Tony’s wife, (who did the research) and I googled step stools for seniors, and step stools. I saw your website right away and knew it was the right one because the way you actually showcased how the steps work for seniors getting into SUVs, buses, etc.

My Mother has great difficulty getting in/out of vehicles and regular step stools just don’t help. When I saw yours, it seemed to make lots of sense so, hopefully, it will aid us greatly getting her in and out.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving the step.

Marianne & Tony

Note from the editor:

Marianne & Tony mention trying “regular step stools” in their note, a more accurate description might be “flimsy step stools”. We’ve had more and more people come up to us at seminars & trade shows telling us about the problems with the flimsy step stools they bought at Home Depot or Wal-Mart. But because they work for a big corporation, the bean counters don’t see immediate value in a better, longer lasting product with a slightly bigger price tag. Even if safety is at stake. What a shame. Just like Marianne says: after you’ve used those flimsy step stools when you see the Shure-Steps, it makes a lot of sense.

David C. DuPont


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Finally . . . a Safe Step Stool for Hospitals and Healthcare

After surgery you’re in your hospital room by yourself. You need to go to the bathroom…really bad and you know trying to get into your hospital bed can be a challenge. You’re weak from surgery and a little dopey, so your bed presents a challenge…whether getting in or out.

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Shurestep as the Safest Step Stool for Buses

Safe Step Stool for Bus

Measurement of the height from the ground to the 1st step of the Bus.

Safe Step Stool for Bus

Measurement of the height of a Shurestep Step Stool

Safe Step Stool for Bus

Now that the Shurestep divides the gap into half, it is easy for the passengers especially Seniors to get on and off the Bus safely.

Safe Bus Step Stool

Bus Step Stool in the Snow

Bus Step Stool in the Snow

Safe Step Stool for Bus, SUV, Van

Safe Step Stool for Bus, SUV, Van