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Auto lifts: Types and maintenance

Auto lifts make the work of mechanics much easier.

If you are thinking in purchasing one for your auto workshop, in this article we will explain you how the maintenance is done.

It is important to note that, to ensure a proper functioning and total safety, the maintenance must be done by qualified and experienced professionals.


What are Auto Lifts?

Auto Lifts make easy to lift any vehicle above the floor when bottom interventions are needed. In addition to this it keeps your workspace optimized allowing accurate and easier jobs.


Which lift best suit your needs?

Before buying a any lift, it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences, whether for use at home or for use in the workshop.

To find out which one to choose, ask yourself these questions:

  • What tasks am I going to do with the lift?
  • Do I need full access to the car bottom?
  • Am I going to make regular interventions or is it just for periodic maintenance?
  • What is the average size of the cars I usually work with?
  • How wide, depth and height is my garage /workshop?
  • How is the floor and lighting in my work area?

You should ask for advice in order to figure out  which car lift  best suits your workshop and needs.

Before buying  a lifts, it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences, since there are 5 types of auto lifts.


What lifts can we find ?

There are 5 types of auto lifts:

·      One column lift

The one column lift is the best option for small areas or for those who do not want to see compromised the workshop space permanently.

The one-column lift can be used on any leveled ground and allows you to work quickly in the vehicle.

Click on the image below to learn more about the one-column elevator (reference 9803), which safely supports up to 3 tons of weight.

·      2 columns lift

The   2-column lift is the most common lift in mechanical workshops. When lifted, it offers full access to the vehicle bottom allowing to perform any type of repair.

The 2-column lift needs to be screwed to the ground and requires periodic maintenance to ensure its leveling and safety.

Click on the image below to learn more about the  2-column lift (reference 9895),  which safely supports up to 4 tons of maximum load.

·      4-column  lift

The 4-column lift is ideal for steering alignment.  It is becoming increasingly popular for its easier handling.

Two lift platforms are used ensuring greater stability. For that it is  ideal for heavier vehicles such as SUV’s, jeeps and trucks.

It is necessary to note that platforms without double lifting make it difficult for the user to work on  tires or suspension if needed. In this cases it will be necessary to use a central jack.

Click on the image below to learn more about the 4-column auto lift (references 9834 and 9836). They safely suportaup to 6.5 tons and 3.5 tons of maximum load, respectively.

Note: The image is merely demonstrative.


·      Scissor Lift

The scissor lift is the simplest car lift on market it can be a single scissor  or a double scissor lift

This type of lifters when they are not being used, they are flat, which allows to park vehicles on them, being able to optimize your workshop space.

Click on the image below to learn more about the scissor lift (reference 9818), which safely supports up to 3.5 tons of weight.

·      Portable lift for specific use

  The portable car lift can keep the vehicle on hold as long as you want and can be saved when it is no longer needed.

The portable  lift is a simple equipment  , but capacities similar to the other lifts previously presented.

Click on the image below to learn more about the portable auto lift (reference 9830), which safely supports up to 3 tons of maximum load.

Auto lifts assembly: Why should it be performed by professionals?

A lift assembly is  a   complex  and time-consuming  process and therefore we recommend that it  be carried out by qualified professionals in the area.

Do you need help with it? Leave it to us. Contact us through your dealer.




How to do the lifter maintenance?

  • Clean the chains and cables with a wet cloth with a little oil.
  • Make sure that the rubber pads and lift arms are working properly.
  • Check the hydraulic equipment and hoses to avoid possible leakage.
  • Clean the elevator at least once a month, removing the lubrification mass
  • Check the tightening of all screws and nuts.
  • Check the oil level
  • Check the bearings and pulley lubrifications

If you feel the need to clarify any questions before investing in a car lift , please contact us to let you know what best suits your needs.

What is a lift price?

Lift prices have very variable values. You can find a range of values between 750 euros and 20 thousand euros.

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