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.
"Well I am finally done,(with my garage remodel) and here are the pictures. I am extremely happy with the outcome. The lift is great. And as you can see the transformation was pretty dramatic. We removed the ceiling joists to make room for the car and redesigned the garage door to follow the new roofline. Great product and great service."
Your current garage may not be suitable for storing one car over another due to a low ceiling height, floor that is inadequate or other factors. But that doesn't stop many people from getting a lift. Where there's a will, there's a way. Many people will modify their ceiling or floor to make it work. The single post parking lift is a model that demands that the floor is adequate. It is very important that your concrete complies with the standard BendPak dictates, because it only has one column. It must be mounted on a level floor, and the concrete must be 4" thick and 3000 psi hardness. The mounting anchors and bolts come with the lift. They must be installed properly. This is one model we strongly recommend you have a professional set up for you. If you don't know of one, we can make all of the arrangements.