3rd December 2019


How high does a garage have to be for a lift?

Before you start the hunt for a lift, you need to do some measuring. Car lifts don't fit very well in garages that are less than 22 feet deep. Ideally, the ceiling should be at least 11 to 12 feet high (though this author has used one – carefully – with a 9 1/2-foot ceiling).

Beside this, how much does it cost to have a car lift installed?

Standard installation should be around or under $500 for a two-post car lifting solution and under $1,000 for a four-post auto lift. As previously noted, in-ground car lifts and installations are by far the most expensive auto lifting option available, sometimes costing as much as $10,000.

What are the three most common types of automotive lifts?

Two-post lifts are the best-selling "frame engaging" lifts. They are recommended as the “drive-through” garage solution – drive it in, lift it, fix it, put it down, and drive it out. There are two types of two-post lifts on the market: symmetric lifts, and asymmetric lifts. They both work great.

What is the minimum ceiling height for a car lift?

You need to add an additional 8 inches to 107 inches (this 8 inches accounts for the thickness of the runway and the 1-2 inches of œlift height you will need to raise your runways œup and off the locks, so that they can be lowered.)You now have a total required minimum ceiling height of 115 inches (9 feet 7 inches).
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