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fourpost-blog.jpegWhen you make an investment in a piece of equipment for your shop, you hope your techs will get a lot of use out of it. After all, the more they use it, the more it’s contributing to your bottom line. Sometimes that means buying a tool for a specific job you do often, and other times it means purchasing a piece of equipment that can be used for a variety of tasks. A 4-post lift falls into the latter category. Here’s a snapshot look at how they can be used.

General Service

Four-post lifts are simple to load and operate, making them perfect for efficient undercarriage repairs. And because they come in a variety of capacities for both light duty and heavy duty jobs, you’ll likely be able to find one that can handle the range of vehicles you see come through your shop doors. Four-post lifts can also accommodate a variety of wheelbases. Check the specs to choose a lift that matches up with your wheelbase requirements.

Extras Add Versatility

Accessories take four-post lifts to the next level when it comes to versatility. With add-ons. your lift will be able to handle a variety of other repairs. For example, you can:

  • Choose a lift that’s set up with alignment equipment from the start
  • Add an alignment kit to a general purpose lift after purchase
  • Add rolling jacks for wheels-free tasks
  • Add drive-through capabilities with a ramp kit

If you’re in the market for a four-post lift that can be used for alignments, be sure to choose one that’s compatible with the newest alignment tools and technology.

If you can, be sure to try out a lift before you buy. You might be able to check all of the must-do boxes on paper, but the true test comes when you get behind the controls. Gauge how:

  • Easy it is to load
  • Quickly it raises and lowers
  • Simple it is to use those add-ons like rolling jacks

When you find a lift that’s both versatile and well-made, your techs will use it a lot. That’s the type of investment that will serve your business well.

To learn more about four-post lifts, take a look at our free ebook.