Purchase Auto Lift with Greater Confidence
Car lift Construction and engineering has changed significantly over the past several decades. One of the major reasons is because of the organization called the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI). They began testing automotive lifts and awarding certifications for them as early as 1945. Nobody offers as much authority on the subject as much as they do. They have a contract with (ETL), Interteck Testing Services. ETL is an independent lab and provides testing services with an independent, and non-biased perspective. They are known for their integrity and are recognized internationally and in the US by OSHA and the Department of Labor.
In order to receive the ALI Gold Seal of Approval, auto lifts must comply with and conform with the American National Standard ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011. Car lift manufacturer models must also:
BendPak Meets ANSI StandardsBeware of other manufacturers who claim their lifts meet ANSI standards then tell you how they had an independent lab test them. Most likely, the labs were hired directly by the manufacturer. Only the leading lift manufacturer's auto lifts are tested and certified by ALI and ETL. When you purchase an ALI certified lift, you can be confident that it meets or exceeds strict minimum standards for safety and quality. Most BendPak and Dannmar models are ALI-certified, while select Workhorse models are ALI-certified. Buy with confidence.
"The lift is in and is the crowning jewel of a year-long effort to rebuild our garage after the hurricane. The garage was built specifically around this lift. I really appreciate all of your help answering my questions and making the right selection.
The installer, Jim Hearon of Halseys, was fantastic. Really efficient, knowledgeable, and made all kinds of extra efforts to accommodate me. Really good guy, too. Highly recommended.
Due to the location of the lift and the close location to the wall, I really wanted to put the controls on the front of the 'command' post instead of on the inside by the driver's door. The hoses were not long enough, but after consulting Bendpak we decided to go for it by purchasing longer hoses for air & hydraulic. This allows me to operate the lift in a much more convenient position - and above all, a much safer location in the event I need to get out of Dodge in a hurry.
Other than that, the lift is everything I hoped for. Thanks again for all of your patience and assistance.
- Bill Kuipers