Which Auto Lifts Do I Need for My Shop?

When you are opening a new oil change shop, auto service center or garage, you need to make sure you select the right auto lifts and other equipment. Deciding which lifts you require depends upon the types of services you want to offer your customers. Even with the most basic car lifts there are differences that determine how high you can raise a vehicle.

The best place to start is to conduct some research on auto lifts. There are several different manufacturers to choose from, as well as 2 post, 4 post and alignment lifts. 2 post lifts also come with options for baseplate and overhead installations. In addition, you need to know the weight limits on the lifts. By taking the time to read up and educate yourself, now, you save yourself time, money and headaches, later.

When 10,000 Pound Auto Lifts Are Not 10,000 Pound Lifts

There are times when the weight limits on auto lifts are unable to handle their maximum recommended load amounts. We took the time to test a certain competitor’s 10,000 pound lift, and, at the maximum load, the lift failed and was damaged. We contacted the supplier, and they were aware of this problem and still continue to rate the lift at 10,000 pounds, even though they know it will fail.

It would be a shame if you invested your money into lifts that were unable to handle their maximum weight ratings and failed. Fortunately, this is not a problem with our products, as we test each one and ensure it is properly rated for the right weight limits. To learn more about our products, or get assistance in selecting lifts for your shop, visit our website or contact us directly.


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