Understanding Vehicle Lifts for Garages and MOT Bays


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Understanding Vehicle Lifts for Garage and MOT Bay Owners

We’ve listed the main types of garage lifts below, and links to some additional helpful resources, but if you need any additional help or advice please call our friendly team on 0113 469 0572 today.


2 Post Lifts

2 post lifts are a staple in any vehicle workshop. They offer excellent versatility and are suitable for a wide range of vehicles, from cars to light vans. Their design means they take up minimal floor space when not in use, whilst allowing for easy access to the underside of the vehicle, making tasks such as maintenance, repairs, and inspections much more manageable.


Car Scissor Lifts

Car scissor lifts are compact and space-saving, making them ideal for smaller garages or workshops with limited space. They operate using a scissor-like mechanism, lifting vehicles vertically. Despite their smaller footprint, they offer impressive lifting capacities and can accommodate various vehicle sizes.


4 Post Lifts

4-post lifts are renowned for their stability, lifting capacity and ease of use. They feature four support columns, providing a sturdy platform for lifting vehicles. These lifts are particularly useful for tasks that require extended periods of elevation, such as storage or wheel alignment.


Jacking Beams

Jacking beams are essential accessories for vehicle lifts, enhancing their functionality and versatility. A jacking beam is an adjustable, steel-framed hydraulic device used in conjunction with a 4-post lift, to lift a car further from the platform of the lift.


Motorcycle Scissor Lifts

Motorcycle lifts are a smaller version of the vehicle scissor lift, specifically designed to hold two-wheel vehicles, and much like car scissor lifts, are typically made of steel and powered by air or hydraulic cylinders.


ATL MOT lifts

For MOT testing bays, these 4 post lifts offer advanced features such as automated operation and precise positioning, streamlining the testing process and minimising downtime, as well as being certified by DVSA for use during an MOT test.


Commercial Van Lifts

Commercial vans often require specialised lifting equipment due to their size and weight. Commercial van lifts come in several types, these can be 2-post, 4-post, or scissor lifts, as long as the lifting capacity is suitable for van lifting.


Need More Lift Information or Advice?

At Concept Garage Equipment we can offer helpful free advice, supply, install and train you in the use of your vehicle lift and will always be on hand to maintain, service or repair the lift in future.

We specialise in supplying, fitting, and maintaining a wide range of garage equipment, including vehicle lifts. Our team of garage equipment experts are dedicated to helping you find the perfect solutions for your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, and take your garage or MOT bay to the next level.

Contact us now on 0113 469 0572 to discuss our range of vehicle lifts.