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:
- Be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory in accordance with ANSI/UL 201 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 68 (for installation in Canada).
- Comply with electrical standards where applicable.
- Verify their production facility meets quality control requirements.
- Provide comprehensive and complete instructions and manuals, as well as lift operator safety documents.
BendPak, Challenger, Forward, Dannmar, IDEAL Meet ANSI Standards
Beware 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 of our BendPak, Challenger, Forward, IDEAL, and Dannmar models are ALI-certified, while some LaunchTech USA,Atlas, MAHA USA, and Tuxedo models are as well.