CategoryFloor Jacks | Car Lift Blog
Garage mechanics and home hobbyists who are looking for a top quality floor jack don’t need to look any further as we now carry the popular CompaC jacks. These jacks are truly top of the line. One look at them and you will see the obvious quality and attention to detail.
Now we already carry some fine hydraulic jacks from several different manufacturers such as AFF, Ranger, Zinko, Omega and Hein Werner, but in our opinion, these could be the very best we carry. They are manufactured in Denmark by a company that is known for quality. Europe has known their fine products for over 60 years, and now they are finally brought over to our shores so that USA customers can see for themselves the proven products that they offer.
Quick lift pedals, low profile saddles and U Joint release mechanisms are standard on most models. There’s a safety to prevent overloading, they have a high quality powder coat finish, and a comprehensive 3 year warranty.
These jacks have a very precise lowering mechanism, which assures it won’t come crashing down when you are lowering the car. Beyond that, they have models that are great for low profile sports cars, as well as extra high lifting, long frame jacks.
Plus, we are starting them out at some very low, introductory sale prices.
Check them out if you are an aficionado of only the best products.
We often receive calls from customers who need to raise their car to perform service on it and they will sometimes interchange the terms Car Lift and Car Jack. They mistakenly believe the two term mean the same thing. They do not mean the same thing.
A car lift raises the entire vehicle off the ground, meaning all four tires or wheels will be propped up off the ground. Car jacks raise the automobile one wheel at a time, or one axle at a time. If all four wheels are off the ground at the same time, there are greater service capabilities. Servicing the auto will also be much quicker as well on an auto lift. Jacks are more cumbersome to work with, and you won’t be able to raise the car as high as you would with a lift. Generally, the maximum lifting height for most floor jacks is in the range of 19 to 24 inches.
You will need to get on your back while working on a vehicle while using a floor jack. Using a creeper will make it easier, but not nearly as easy as when working on a car that is placed on a full rise auto lift. Some lifts only raise the vehicle 26 or 48 inches. These would primarily be used for wheel and brake work, and body work. Full rise lifts, like a two post lift, raise the car to a comfortable working height so that you can actually stand under it.
Reminder – You would always need to use jack stands when using a floor jack. Using a floor jack without a set of jack stands is taking a big risk for no reason. The amount of time it takes to set up a pair of jack stands is nothing compared with the potential hazard if not used.
Customers are always asking us what our most popular hydraulic floor jack is. The answer is the Model 200T jack by AFF. What makes it so popular?
First, it has great quality construction by one of the top names in the automotive equipment business. AFF has been around for many years and we have been carrying their products for over 10 years.
The 200T has a rugged steel construction that is durable and reliable. It’s features that make it popular are not just it’s 2 and 3/4 inch low profile saddle, but the fact that it stays at the low profile for half the length of the jack. So many people have the need for a jack that can reach not just the side jacking points of the vehicle, but also deeper within the frame of the vehicle, and most jacks just can’t reach that far in. That’s where the 200T fits in.
Plus it has a rubber saddle cushion to protect the underside of the vehicle from scratches that might invite rust, a padded one piece handle and a 2 ton capacity. Another important feature is the U Joint release mechanism, which is superior to lesser quality jacks that use an inferior star wheel release.
Customers have raved about these Floor Jacks for years, including the GM proving Grounds in Michigan. They purchased this model based on it’s reputation and quality. Then there’s Wayne Peaco of Harrison City, PA who said, ” Received Jack Today. Very satisfied, great quality. I will be sure to tell all my motorhead buddies about your products”.
If you’re in the market for an automotive jack, it would be in your best interest to not purchase one until you check this one out.
We carry many great jacks by many different manufacturers. We require any car jack that we carry to be of a commercial quality, and to have rebuild kits and parts available. If they don’t, we won’t carry them. It’s that simple. Our customers are serious users and demand quality.
But there are some customers that require even more. Some customers want just the very best. And they won’t settle for anything less. That’s where Hein Werner Hydraulic Jacks come in. These jacks are top-of-the-line all the way. And the Best part – They’re made in the USA. Some customers require this of any jack they purchase. It’s getting more and more difficult these days to find this type of product that is still made in America.
We are proud to carry such a great product by such a fine manufacturer. We’ve been carrying their equipment for over 5 years, and have had tremendous feedback on them. When you purchase a Hein Werner Floor Jack, you don’t have to worry about the seals leaking six weeks after you get it. Buy with American confidence!