The Pros and Cons of Different Low Rise Car Lifts

Low-rise vehicle lifts are ideal for professional vehicle workshops as well as home garages, and they are usually more affordable than mid-rise vehicle lifts and other more extensive lifting equipment. In essence, low-rise lifts are the perfect starter lifts.

Basically, there are two main options when it comes to low-rise vehicle lifts, namely two post lifts and scissor lifts. There are also Kwik-Lifts, but we won’t be talking about these as they are very expensive and made of solid steel. While they are very effective, they are not often a suitable choice, and they can be difficult to find in Australia.

By looking at the pros and cons of scissor lifts and two post lifts, you can weigh these options up against each other and decide which one may be best suited to you and your specific budget and needs.

Two Post Lifts

Two post lifts are probably the most popular lifts in the entire vehicle industry thanks to their affordability, portability and many other advantages. These lifts are ideal for almost every type of repair and service work, but they do require quite a bit of space and may not be suitable for all home garages.

Two Post Lifts

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are ideal for those looking for an entry-level lift. But, the fact of the matter is, that there is a wide range of scissor lifts out there, including many high-end lifts with incredible lifting capacities. These lifts should not be underestimated. There are many affordable options to choose from, and there is a lift to suit every need.

Keep in mind that scissor lifts are usually used for wheel alignments and servicing, and are not always suitable for all types of repair work.

If you have the space and budget, we would recommend going with a two post lift – especially if you are only going to get one lift. This is because two post lifts allow you to perform a broader range of service and repair work than scissor lifts allow you to do.

Are you interested in purchasing a two post lift or scissor lift for your workshop in Australia? Here at MAHA AU, we have a wide variety of top-quality lifting equipment and other types of workshop equipment on offer. If you’re still undecided, you are more than welcome to contact us, and our workshop equipment experts can provide you with some useful advice.