Vehicle Lifts Help Repair Cars

A 1990 Buick Century was my car in high school. It was 15 years old by the time I got the keys and it had been driven by my Grandpa and brother. Needless to say it was beat up and should not have been working. It was, however, a car for which I did not have to pay at my disposal, so I really can’t complain. And I didn’t have to pay for the repairs, as it found its way to the mechanic’s every other week or so. Every time my mechanic lifted the car up on the vehicle lift I hoped and prayed he would say it couldn’t be fixed so I could get a different car. In the end, it was sold to a junk yard for $40.

Vehicle lifts can be actuated one of three ways: hydraulically, electrically or manually. Vehicle lifts that are actuated hydraulically function through the use of an external hydraulic cylinder or hydraulic motor. An operator is normally required to push a button for the lift to function. Two uses for vehicle lifts include storage and lifting it so a mechanic can properly service the vehicle.

There are many types of vehicle lifts available depending on the use or purpose of the lift and the vehicle that needs to be lifted. Two-post lifts, four-post runway lifts and car stackers are just a few examples of vehicle lifts. Not included in the realm of vehicle lifts are lifts that are attached to a vehicle in order to raise a wheelchair into a van or bus. No matter if your vehicle is a bus, 15-passenger van, a mini-van, a sedan or a motorcycle, a specialty or custom made vehicle lift can be made.

At many points in your car’s life it will make it onto a vehicle lift, whether your car is very nice and needs routine maintenance or a hunk of junk like mine was.