CategoryAlignment Equipment | Car Lift Blog
Customers who are on the market for an alignment lift should take a look at our XR12AE Scissor Alignment Lift by BendPak. If you want more than just a typical four post alignment lift, then you should check out this great deal we’ve got going on right now.
The regular price for this lift is $11,920. The sale price is $10,528. That’s a $1392 discount. The reason for this discount? The XR12AE is being replaced by a new model lift, the XR12000A. The new lift is similar to the old model, but has a few new cool features, like the fact that is it raises straight up as it scissors up, while the XR12AE lurches forward slightly as it raises. The new model has slightly longer runways as well, allowing you to align extended cab full size trucks.
But the XR12AE is still a great car lift, and at this close-out price, you can’t go wrong. But there is a limited supply of them. So don’t wait, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.
If you’ve been shopping around for scissor alignment lifts lately, you may have gotten a sudden case of sticker shock. It doesn’t take long to see that the major lift manufacturers charge an arm and a leg for these things. You’ll be lucky to get away with paying only $20,000.
But don’t worry. There’s a big name automotive lift manufacturer out there that makes a Scissor Alignment Lift that is affordable, but maintains a high level of quality.
BendPak has been manufacturing automotive and truck lifts for over 40 years now, and we have been selling them for over 14 years. They are one of the top names in the lift business. So when they came out with their scissor alignment lift, we knew it was going to be a hit. They always manufacture state of the art products at a very reasonable price.
It’s got all the features of those so called “premium” brand lifts, but at a much more affordable price.
It saves space over the typical four post alignment lift. It has an open center so you can easily enter and egress from between the runways. It has the best pump in the industry and four precision engineered hydraulic cylinders for reliable function. It features a multi-position automatic leveling system. There are dual automatic safety locks. It has two turnplates up front, and full floating slip plates in the rear. It also has extra long, telescoping approach ramps so that you can drive lower profile cars on there without bottoming out.
Plus it’s got BendPak’s generous 1 year parts and labor warranty. Typically on most economy brands, you find they offer a 1 year parts only warranty.
Rolling jacks are sold separately.
This is a great alternative to those pricey brand name lifts out there, where you’re paying for a name. It’s also a significant step up from the economy brands out there, who leave you high and dry when it comes to reliability and warranty. Check it out and see what it’s all about today.
Many auto shop owners and service managers are always looking for ways to bring in new revenue. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to get into offering wheel alignment service.
While getting up and running for alignments can require a high capital expenditure initially, it can reap huge rewards down the road. Data shows that offering wheel alignment service is very profitable.
Once you’ve done your research and determined that offering this service is something you wish to do, then the next step is to determine what specific pieces of equipment you will need. First, you will need an alignment lift. There are many different alignment lifts on the market. We’ve covered them before in a previous post here about Alignment Lifts.
The next item that you will need is an alignment machine. There are many good manufacturers of alignment machines. One of them is Ranger. ASEdeals.com has been carrying alignment machines by Ranger for many years. They are surprisingly affordable and we get great feedback on them.
Some key features to look for are, the number of sensors it has, what type of sensors, what type of wheel clamps it uses and is it hard wired or wireless. The Ranger model CRT380R alignment machine has 8 sensors. You would prefer an eight sensor model to a six sensor model because if you get in the way of one of the beams, you don’t have to start over. Everybody prefers a wireless model. The last thing you need is a bunch of wires cluttering up your work area. The Ranger alignment machine utilizes Bluetooth technology, which is state of the art and reliable and precise. The wheel clamps utilize heavy duty chrome rods with nickel plated screws and are adaptable to a wide variety of specialized wheels. Of course, probably the most important thing is that it is accurate.
Next, a very important thing for many shop owners and technicians is the support after the purchase. Anybody can sell you a piece of equipment and then forget about it. An alignment machine is a complex piece of machinery and it takes some training to learn how to master it. Ranger offers more than just an instruction manual. They will come out on-site to train you on it and set it up. Then, once you’re up and running, the one year warranty includes on-site service as well. Finally, they offer annual updates.
These are important considerations before determining what machines and which manufacturers to purchase. With such a large initial investment required, you must do your homework.