ArchivesAugust, 2012 | Car Lift Blog

Product Spotlight – ESCO Jack Stands

August 25th, 2012

“The best jack stands I ever saw”.
– When you hear a statement like that, you know you’ve got a happy customer. That is just the kind of statement we hear on a regular basis when customers talk to us about our ESCO jack stands. And we can’t argue.  Because we’ve seen them.

These jack stands are the finest quality stands we’ve ever sold. And the’ve got features that everybody requests. First, let’s tell you about the two different options they offer. They have a traditional curved saddle stand that works great at holding axles and most frame jacking points. But for those vehicles that don’t have jacking points that fit in the curved saddle, ESCO offers the flat top saddle jack stand. The flat top stand has a rubber saddle cushion that protects the underside of the car. It’s perfect for those difficult frame jacking points.

Let’s not forget to talk about the quality of the construction. To describe the construction wouldn’t do it justice. They have a durable finish that will last for years. Then check out the quality of the welds. And then there’s the cross bracing going to each leg. Then take a look at the round baseplates at the bottom of each leg. No more legs digging into your asphalt. There are 5 different locking positions with a maximum height of 21.5 inches. The perfect height to remove wheels.

Can’t decide on which stand to get – flat top or curved saddle? Then get a pair of the flat top jack stands, and then get a pair of the curved saddles, minus the base. They are compatible, and this trick will save you a few bucks. We’ve got you covered!


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New Customer Two Post Lift Pictures – And New Monthly Deal Winner

August 19th, 2012

Our latest winner of our monthly drawing is Curtis Jones from Kingman Arizona. He purchased one of our BendPak two post lifts for his home garage. He actually bought the extra tall model so he could raise his taller trucks without having to worry about tripping the shut off bar prematurely before reaching maximum lifting height. People who need to raise tall trucks and vans should consider this extra tall option for that very reason.

All you need to do to enter this drawing is submit a picture to us of your lift (that you purchased from us) and make sure to include your order number. We will then randomly choose a customer who submitted a picture. The winner will receive a prize that we have predetermined. This month, the prize is our Booster Pac ES2500 car battery jump starter.

Here’s what Curtis said about his lift –
“I have attached three photo’s of my new Bendpak XPR10A-168 car lift and does it ever work great… lifted my 1 ton dually like kid stuff…..didn’t even groan. I am also very pleased with how quiet the hydraulic motor/pump system operates. Now I am much better able to take care of my company trucks and better utilize my time and do more flying the back country…..thanks again”.
                                                              – Curtis Jones

BendPak XPR10A Two Post Lift Now Appears On ASA Buyers Guide

August 12th, 2012

ASE Deals is now a featured company on the ASA Ultimate Buyers Guide web site. This very handy web site reaches over 7,000 Automotive Service Professional Members that account for this $62 Billion plus industry. ASA is a one stop shop for online purchases for the automotive Industry. Their web site is the preferred source for garage technicians and professionals to source out the various tools, equipment and other products that the typical auto shop would need.

Our presence there  allows us to reach more potential customers that have the need for our equipment. Featured products include car lifts, air compressors, tire changers, floor jacks and tool boxes.

If you are an automotive service professional, or you own an auto shop, and employ technicians, this would be a great site for you to check out. There are many other suppliers of all kinds of different shop equipment and products.

Check out the ASA Guide here


When Good Gas Goes Bad

August 3rd, 2012

Everybody has had it happen. You stored a car over a long term period of time, or maybe even a lawn mower or some other piece of gas driven equipment. Then, you go to start it up after this long lay off. Of course, it doesn’t start. Or maybe it starts, but runs poorly. Perhaps the engine knocks or sputters, or even stalls out. At the very least, the engine doesn’t run as efficiently as it should.

This is the most common reason for fuel failure. As gasoline ages, it starts to smell like varnish. It thickens, and it gums up. It clogs modern fuel injector ports that are much smaller than their earlier carburetor counterparts. When gas ages, or when it gets contaminated, such as with water, it doesn’t burn efficiently. Worse case scenario – you can actually harm the engine.

If you suspect the fuel in question is contaminated or old, it is safest just to dispose of it properly. Don’t take the chance of using it and causing more costly problems than just wasting a few gallons of gas. One of the first things to do if you suspect a problem is to check your fuel filter for particles, water or  gunk.

You will need to siphon the bad fuel into a container if you need to bring it to a facility that will take it away. There are usually locations in most areas that accept hazardous waste materials. Usually, you can contact your local and state authorities to determine the location. Always dispose of bad gas properly, as it is considered a hazardous material and there are serious penalties these days for disposing of them improperly. Some local and city governments will also hold single day events annually for citizens to come in and dispose of these materials. Make sure to check with your local authorities what is considered to be the maximum amount you can transport as a private citizen. There are limits to the amount of gallons you can carry without a commercial vehicle and or container.

The best practice is to not let fuel go bad in the first place. First, don’t let it sit for too long. And if you must, you’ll need to put some fuel stabilizer in the gas to keep it fresh. With the advent of ethanol, it is also wise to put an ethanol treatment in your fuel as well. Especially when for use on small engines, like on lawn mowers. It would also be a good idea to run the engine once a month to help circulate the additives that may have settled.


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