HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT 2 POST CAR LIFT
Have you been looking for a 2 post car lift, but are not sure which one best fits your needs? From your industry experience, you know that investing in a car lift is lucrative and yields great returns, but is also expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, before you make a decision, it is important to evaluate the five most important qualities in a 2 post car lift.
First, think about what type of vehicles you will need the lift for. If you will mostly use the lift on cars and small-sized trucks, then 9,000- 10,000 Lb lifts will work best for you. Challenger LE10 and ProKar 9KACX are popular examples of small-size lifts that people trust.
It is also important to consider the quality of the lift parts and steel, and whether the lift satisfies established safety regulations. The American Lift Institute issues a quality certificate that certifies that the lift matches quality standards. You should always look for this ALI certification before buying a lift.
Another important consideration that people often overlook is making sure that the lift fits in your garage. For example, a popular 2 post car lift Challenger LE10’s height is 143.87” while the width is 131.75”. If your ceiling height is minimum 12’, then you are in good shape.
It is important to understand 2 post lift’s lifting style, which is either symmetric or asymmetric. Few lifts are designed in a way that you can use the same lift for both ways for a variety of vehicles in your garage, whether it is a small car or a big truck.
Challenger Lifts calls this feature ‘Versymmetric’. In the 10,000 Lb series, Challenger offers CL10V3, a popular lift in many dealerships.
Finally, you should choose a lift that best fits your budget. Many brands like ProKar, Challenger, Bendpak, and Atlas have various price options for this purpose. If you have good credit, you may decide to use financing options, which established Automotive Equipment Distributers easily provide.
ALWAYS REMEMBER BUYING A LIFT IS AN INVESTMENT NOT A COST. INVEST WISELY!!