The topic of lifts comes up fairly regularly at Kaffeeklatsch and on the Facebook page. I for one would love to have a two post lift in my garage, but alas, the ceiling height of my garage precludes it. If you have been hatching the idea in the back of your brain, hopefully this primer will help you a little bit in narrowing down the type of lift that would work for you.
The first thing to consider in choosing the type of lift you would like is the primary purpose you wish to achieve. Most I’ve talked to are primarily interested in increasing their indoor storage area. They have a two car garage, but have 3 cars. A lift can solve that issue for you. The secondary feature most want is the ability to service their car themselves. For me, my primary interest was servicing the car, not storing one.
So, let’s look at the different types of lifts and their pros and cons.
FOUR POST LIFT
TWO POST LIFT
ONE POST LIFT