HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT 4 POST CAR LIFT
Have you been looking for a 4 post car lift, but aren't 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 4 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 8,000- 10,000 Lb lifts will work best for you. BendPak HD-9 and ProKar 9K8K are popular examples of mid-sized 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 4 post car lift, BendPak HD-9’s height is 88” while the width is 110.25”. If your ceiling height is minimum 12’, then you are in good shape. This a quality that 4 post lifts have over 2 post lifts; they can accommodate spaces with lower ceilings.
It is important to understand that 4 post lifts mainly function as storage lifts, allowing garage owners to store multiple cars in a convenient manner. There are many 4 post lifts that save space for multiple cars in the same garage, such as BendPak's PL-6KT.
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 Distributors easily provide.
ALWAYS REMEMBER BUYING A LIFT IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT A COST. INVEST WISELY!!