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How much would it cost to install a car lift?

A top quality car lift installation starts from $660.00 – however, before we start any new installation, we always undertake a pre-installation site inspection. This ensures that the job can get done correctly and safely, that the installation meets with the manufacturer’s instructions, and that the installation will comply with Safe Work NSW.

Part of this pre-installation site inspection includes checking that the floor levelling is correct, the concrete floor thickness and strength will take the additional lift weight, and that the correct power source to run lift is available.

To learn more about our great services and to request a complimentary information guide, simply complete the contact us form at hoistcare.com.au and leave the rest to us.

How thick does the concrete need to be for a car lift or car hoist?

The thickness of the concrete slab needed for a car lift or hoist will very much depend on the type and weight of lift or hoist that you are having installed.

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Typically, most vehicle hoists and lifts range between 2 to 4-ton lifting capacity, for a 2 Post Hoist the minimum thickness with 32 MPa must not be less than 120mm, the same specs are recommended for the 4-Post Hoists up to 4-ton capacity, so with a substantial increase in weight and lifting capability the garage floor concrete slab thickness should be between 150mm to 250mm for a 2-Post Hoist with over 4.5-ton to 6-ton lifting capacity, the same principle applies for a 4-Post hoist and other Heavy Line vehicle lifts. While for all other scissor and portable lifts, the minimum concrete floor thickness may not be less than 100mm and again this depends on their design. However, there is a safe solution for the weak concrete floors and that is to install a car hoist, using an appropriate floor reinforcement plate.

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To learn more about our great services, and how we can guide you safely and efficiently through your lift or hoist installation, visit us at hoistcare.com.au or call 0491286636.

How much room do you need for a car hoist?

When it comes to knowing how much room you need for a car hoist, there are a few things to think about. The first question being, is the garage wide enough to suit my needs? Typically, your average hoist takes the space of about one and a half cars in a two-car garage. It is important to also note that some hoists have the motor on the inside of the post while others have it on the outside of the post, meaning you may need extra room.

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You also have to consider if you have adequate ceiling height. Ask yourself; can you safely raise the vehicle without damaging either it or the building? Alongside this, you need to ensure that there is enough free space around the hoist to comply with the manufacturer’s instructions, and for you to work safely.

We can help you with all of these points during our pre-installation site inspection, call 0491286636 or visit hoistcare.com.au for more details.

How can I install a car lift or car hoist?

Installing a professional quality vehicle lift is not as difficult as it first looks. However, before you dash off and buy your lift or hoist, go through our checklist of the things you need to consider

  • Is the garage wide enough? You need the space of about one and a half cars in a 2-car garage to fit a lift or hoist.
  • Is there an adequate ceiling height to raise the car without it or the building getting damaged?
  • Will the current floor support the additional weight of a lift or hoist?
  • Do you have the necessary power to run the lift? Most lifts work on household current but some bigger lifts may need more voltage.

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So while installing a hoist or lift might not look that difficult, it does need to be done correctly and safely. Our team of professionally trained installers is on hand to guide you through every step of the way. Visit Hoistcare.com.au or call us at 0491286636 for more details.

Will a car lift fit in my garage?

Well, that depends on a couple of things. Firstly, is your garage wide enough? The rule of thumb is that you need the space of about one and a half cars in a standard household two-car garage to fit a lift. This will give you enough room for the lift, and allow you the free space around the lift to work safely.

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Secondly, you need to make sure you have enough headroom to raise the lift to its maximum height without damaging the vehicle or the roof of the building.

If you’re unsure about any of this, let our team of professional installers take you through our pre-installation site inspection. Call 0491286636 or email service@hoistcare.com.au to arrange a convenient inspection date and time.

How much do car lifts cost?

As you might appreciate, the cost of a vehicle hoist or lift depends on what sort of lift you’re thinking of buying. As an indication, you can expect to pay between $2,860 and $4,290 for a 2-Post Lift, and between $3,298 and $10,175 for a 4-Post Lift. However, if you’re considering either a High Rise or Mid Rise Scissor Lift then budget between $2,860 and $6,000. If it’s something like a 4-Post Parking Hoist, that is suitable for medium or large SUVs or as a car stacking system that you require, then the price is around $4,000.

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Whatever type of lift or hoist you’re looking for we can help you. Call 0491286636 or email service@hoistcare.com.au and let’s find the lift that works best for you and your facilities.

What power supply does a car lift or hoist need?

The majority of 2 and 4 Post Lifts, Parking Hoists and Single Post Mobile Car Lifts are fitted with 2.2kW electric motors, which require a power supply of between 220 and 240v, similar to what you would find in most standard households here in Australia.

For something like a super heavy-duty, high rise car scissor lift that is capable of lifting over 2722 kg, which is equal to say a large SUV or 4WD, then they require a 15 amp single-phase power supply, while all the other commercial, industrial car & truck hoists, and lifts mostly require a 400v 20Amp power supply that is available in the majority of automotive repair workshops.

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To make sure you have the correct power supply for your lift or hoist, or if you have any questions regarding your lift or hoist installation, call our professionally trained installation team on 0491286636 or email service@hoistcare.com.au and save yourself any future hassles.

How often should vehicle lifts be inspected?

When it comes to any type of vehicle lift or hoist, you simply cannot afford to risk your life or that of anyone else using the lift. As such, your lift or hoist must be serviced regularly with any defaults or issues fixed immediately.

Under the recommended Australian Standard guidelines, a suitably qualified technician should undertake a ‘major inspection’ annually, along with daily and weekly visual inspections by the operators.

Failure to keep up with the recommended routine maintenance schedules, major inspections and/or to compile any proper repair or service documentation, could leave you with serious issues and have an impact on both your insurance and with your Safe Work inspector should there be an incident involving the lift.

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Contact us today and let our professionally trained team help you to work safe – call 0491286636 or email service@hoistcare.com.au to enjoy total peace of mind.

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