Which Car Lift Is Best For You?

USA Lift Sales provides a wide selection of car lifts to ensure that every car fanatic out there has the equipment that 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 that we get frequently, and for that reason, we wanted to cover just a few of the items that 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 that you’ll have to ask yourself is how you plan to use the car lift once it’s in your garage. Two of the most common uses of car lifts, both of which we offer at USA Lift Sales, are mechanic work and storage purposes. While there are lifts designed to take care of both of these factors, these to 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 wouldn’t be able to use one model to suit the needs of the other.

Two Post vs. Four Post

The most significant differentiator regarding design between these two types of automotive lifts is that there are either two post car lifts or four lift car posts. This is going to be a piece of how you plan to use the car lift, but only because it will determine where the car is being lifted from.

To better explain, two post lifts are going to lift the vehicle from the middle, while four 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

Now, this piece of information may sound like common sense, but when it comes to automotive lifts, you’re going to want to be very confident in how well you know the size of your garage. The car lifts that we offer, both with different usages, are going to require some spacing consideration — and you’re going to want to be sure before you make that purchase.

Aside from these car lifts being high, they are also wide enough to go around the car and still have some room. In a standard garage, you’re going to have to consider what other things you’re using your garage for. Do you have more than the use of the space you’ll be installing the car lift to think about? 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?

All of these questions are things that can be fixed if necessary, but they are also things that you should account for before taking the leap and making the purchase. Know the height, width, and length of your garage so that you can be fully prepared to make any accommodations that may need to happen prior to the lift being installed.

Weight Capacity

This is something that is tied to the use of the car lift itself, but it is also something that you will have to take into consideration on its own as well. Depending on the types of cars that you’ll be lifting, you are 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 that you’re making the right choice when selecting which car lift is going to be the best for your needs.

USA Car Sales can Help!

If you’re not entirely sure which of the car lifts is going to be the most beneficial for you or which will best suit your needs, reach out to our team! We know that it can be tough to differentiate between the different models and we want to make sure that you are entirely taken care of. With any questions or concerns that you have — let us know.