Car Lift Safety Tips

So, you finally decided on the best car lift for your home garage.

Now what?

After you’ve chosen the right lift for your needs, and maybe you even had the expert team at ADVANTAGE LIFTS come out to your property to help you with delivery and installation, it’s time to start reaping the numerous benefits of owning a car lift.

However, before you get lifted, there are a few things you need to know first.

In this blog, we’ll be laying out a number of car lift safety tips to make sure both you and
your vehicle are protected while using the lift.

Need to have a professionally trained automotive lift inspection performed? Contact ADVANTAGE LIFTS today to see how we can help.

Here are a few car lift safety tips that every lift owner should know.

Lift Inspection

As soon as your lift has been delivered, assembled, and installed, it’s time to inspect this heavy duty piece of machinery to make sure that everything is in working order.

The last thing you want is to have your car fall off the lift, risking damage to the car itself, your garage floor, and even yourself.

An automotive lift inspection should cover all of the necessary components of your lift, including:

  • Full functionality test, including moving the lift up and down, hold, shut-offs, and proper orientation
  • Examine the structural components for signs of fatigue, misuse, overloading
  • Test the safety latches and springs
  • Test and adjust the cables, arm lock adjustments, sliding block, screws/bolts/nuts, floor anchors, and fastening devices 
  • Check electrical components
Once your home auto lift has been inspected by an Automotive Lift Institute-certified lift inspector, like those at ADVANTAGE LIFTS, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you’re ready to get lifted!

However, there are a few more safety guidelines to go over, as highlighted by the ALI.

Lift Safety Checklist

When using and operating your lift, both ADVANTAGE LIFTS and the ALI recommend that you follow all of the manufacturer’s information to ensure that you are properly and safely using your lift at all times.

Some additional recommended safety precautions include:

  • Inspect your lift for wear/fatigue daily
  • Use only OEM replacement parts when repairs are necessary
  • Never overload the unit’s lift capacity
  • Never lift a vehicle while a person is inside
  • Keep the lift area free from debris, litter, and clutter
  • Always ensure the locking devices are engaged before working under the vehicle and/or lift
  • Always raise the lift to the recommended lifting points
  • Be sure materials are removed from under the vehicle before lowering
  • Prevent instability with supplementary stands when necessary
If you have any questions about installing, operating, or servicing your garage automotive lifts, then feel free to reach out to the certified professionals at ADVANTAGE LIFTS.

We have the experience, know-how, and customer service you can count on for any automotive lift situation. Looking for the best car storage lifts for your home?

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