Frequently Asked Question

At Automotive Lift Experts we want to make servicing as simple, and hassle free as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 1-(800) 766-0150

What is an asymmetric car lift?

An asymmetric car lift has arms of different lengths; with the front arms shorter than the rear arms. This allows the vehicle to be placed further back on the lift, giving you access to the inside of the vehicle through the front doors while it’s lifted.

How much hydraulic oil do vehicle lift need?

Each model of car lift requires a different amount of oil and type, mostly we used Hydraulic Oil Fluid AW32 or ATF Depending of the lift specifications manual.  As a guide 2 post car lift require about 4 to 5 Gallons and four post car lift around 5 to 7 Gallons. 

Do you stock spare parts for your car lift?

Yes,  we carry an extensive range of parts. Additionally, many standard parts are also available from local suppliers, such as O-rings, hydraulic fittings and hoses, electrical switches etc.

Is it ok to leave a car up on a two post lift for an extended period of time?

Yes, your lift won’t be affected by this, so long as it’s properly engaged on the safety locks and not resting on the hydraulics. Remember though that, because cars are designed to be parked on their wheels, they may be adversely affected by long periods aloft. Check with your vehicle’s manufacturer if you’re unsure.

What power supply will I need for 2 post and 4 post car lift?

The car lifts are powered by the standard single phase 240v 15 amp power. Please be sure to specify which power unit you require when ordering. We can test and run the lift but the electrical Installation must be carried out by a licensed electrician.

What thickness of concrete will I need to install a car lift?

Garage Equipment’s two and four post hoists require a minimum 4 inches of reinforced concrete slab.

Does my new car lift need a special floor or foundation?

Most residential or commercial foundations are strong enough to support a car lift. To ensure correct installation and level lifting, the floor should be level and have it least minimum 4 inches deep of concrete and free of cracks or defects.

Of course, car lift owners and end users are ultimately responsible for the safe installation of their vehicle lift. If you’re unsure about the suitability of your installation site, consult your architect or builder for advice.

Can your vehicle Lift be installed outside?

Most manufacturers recommend fully enclosed undercover installation only. You might loose the equipment warranty if you may do install your lift outside.