Express Service Car Lift Buying Guide

Top Considerations for Your Car Lift Search

When you’re in the market for an express service car lift, it’s important to invest in a technology you’ll reap the most benefits from. Consider the following two crucial areas to ensure you arrive at the very best solution for your investment.

High Power Speed

Time is money. Therefore, wasting time is not an option. When shopping for an express lift, the first and foremost important feature is the speed. Continue reading

11 Automotive Lift Safety Tips

Protect yourself. Post these vehicle lift safety rules.

Practicing safe habits when it comes to lifting vehicles is crucial – for personal safety, the success of your business and the car supported in mid-air. The Automotive Lift Institute is an independent certified organization providing safety and testing for the auto lift industry in the U.S. and North America, and they released a list of 11 car lift safety tips. As an active ALI board member, we recommend posting them in your shop visible to all lift operators.
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Double Scissor Lift Buying Guide

Deciding Which Double Scissor Lift is Best for You

DoubleScissorFor high lifting heights in a small footprint, few options are better than Double Scissor Lifts. Double Scissor Lifts are a great choice for quick lube stations, car dealerships, automotive workshops and tire shops with efficiency and productivity in mind. There are a few factors to take into consideration as you work towards your decision, for instance: above ground or flush mount?

Trying to determine the best Double Scissor Lift for your needs shouldn’t be a hassle. Here are a few things to take into consideration as you work towards your decision. By the way, we’re going to assume you’ve already decided on a scissor lift versus other options such as a two or four post automotive lift. If that’s not the case, check out this blog post on the topic. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Automotive Lift: 2 or 4 Post?

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If you’re in the market for a new automotive lift, you’ve probably spent some time trying to decide between a 2 post car lift and a 4 post car lift. In a perfect world, you would have the space and budget to accommodate both types of automotive lifts. Sometimes that isn’t an option, though.

Given that both types of lift offer distinct advantages, it’s important to understand which option best suits your needs. Continue reading

How Do Hydraulic Car Lifts Work?

How Do Hydraulic Car Lifts Work?

On the surface, a child’s toy water gun and the hydraulic car lift you have in your service bay may not seem to have much in common. But, what if we told you that they operate using the same basic principle: Transmitting force via an incompressible fluid.

The working mechanics of the water gun seem simple enough. When you pull the trigger, you are exerting force against all the water within the tube. And this force is what sends the water shooting out the nozzle. But, something else happens when you pull the trigger. The initial force used to pull the trigger is multiplied in the process — which is why the water ends up shooting out of the gun with a much higher force than you used to pull the trigger. Continue reading