Are you interested in buying a new lift for your automotive shop or your own garage? Auto lifts can make working on vehicles of all shapes and sizes easier than ever. If you purchase an auto lift, you can simply walking under a vehicle and making adjustments as necessary rather than spending time on your back under the car.
While lifts provide an invaluable service, not all of them are created equal or perform the exact same functions. Lifts can cost thousands of dollars. And if you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a lift for your home or business, you deserve to get exactly what you need. Here are 3 questions you should ask about rotary lifts before you spend any money.
- What will I need to do to reinforce my lift? As you can imagine, lifts are heavy and designed to hold thousands of pounds of weight. If you are going to be mounting a lift in your garage (in your business or at home), you will need to provide a stable and secure foundation for the lift itself. More often than not, that means pouring a concrete foundation for the support bars. Have an expert assess your home or business and provide a detailed analysis before making any purchases.
- Can I maintain the lift or will you do it? Rotary lifts require maintenance and work to operate properly. That maintenance and work can be tricky if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If you don’t know how to maintain a lift, it’s vital that you buy from a company that offers comprehensive service and maintenance.
- Can I install my lift outside? Lifts can take up a lot of space. Having a lift outside will free up valuable floor space in your shop or garage. However, Mother Nature has a way of destroying sensitive machines. Be sure to ask what you will need to do to protect your rotary lift if you wish to keep it outside.