Which Car Lift Is Best For You?
Advantage Lifts provides a wide selection of car lifts to ensure that every car fanatic out there has the equipment they need to get the job done. If you’ve been considering adding a car lift to your garage, you may be asking yourself which one will be the best fit for your needs. This is a question we get frequently, and for that reason, we wanted to cover a few of the items you should be taking into consideration when preparing to purchase an automotive lift.
How Will You Use It
Easily one of the most significant questions you’ll have to ask yourself is how you plan to use the lift once it’s in your garage. Two of the most common uses of car lifts, are mechanic work and storage purposes. While there are lifts designed to take care of both, these two forms of use are very different from one another — proving just how essential it is that you understand your needs before committing to a lift.
While the designs are similar, they’re different enough that you can’t always use one model to suit the needs of the other.
2-Post vs. 4-Post
The most significant differentiator regarding design between these two basic types of automotive lifts is that there are 2-posts or 4-posts. Which you choose will be determined by how you plan to use the lift. To better explain, 2-post lifts are going to lift the vehicle from the middle, while 4-post lifts will raise the car from the tires. Depending on your needs, one will likely work better than the other — so consider that before determining which of the two is going to be a better fit for you and your garage.
The Size of Your Garage
This may sound like common sense, but when it comes to automotive lifts, you want to understand the size of your garage. The lifts we offer, both with different usages, are require spacing consideration — and you’re going to want to be sure before you make that purchase.
In a standard garage, you’ll need to consider what other things you’re using your garage for. Are there other cars that will be parked in the garage? Will the setup of your garage remain functional if you install this automotive lift?
Know the height, width, and length of your garage so that you can be prepared to make any accommodations that may need to happen prior to the lift being installed.
Depending on the types of cars you’ll be lifting, you’re going to need a car lift that is designed to lift that weight. This may require some additional homework before your purchase, but it will ensure you’re making the right choice when selecting which car lift is the best for your needs.
Advantage Lifts can Help!
If you’re not entirely sure which of the car lift is best for you or which best suits your needs, reach out to our team! We know it can be tough to differentiate between different models and we want to make sure you’re taken care of. Any questions or concerns that you have — let us know.