2 Post Lift vs. 4 Post Lift: Picking a Home Garage Lift
Both the 2 post lift and the 4 post lift can accommodate a range of different sized vehicles. Each home garage lift has its own advantages, though. 2 post lifts offer higher lifting but should only be used on a short term basis. On the other hand, 4 post lifts can be portable while still offering long term support. Both lifts can be used in home garages or in professional facilities.
2 Post Lifts
2 post lifts are a less expensive option for temporary lifting. Performing repairs and short term storage are some of the best uses of a 2 post lift. These models are better for temporary lifting because they leave the wheels unsupported while only supporting the frame. The support structure of a 2 post lift makes it ideal for servicing, though. With a 2 post lift the underneath of the car as well as the wheels can be easily accessed. Although a 2 post lift will normally provide higher storage, there are also 2 post low ceiling car lift models.
4 Post Lifts
4 post lifts can come with a caster kit, which makes them a more portable option. If you want a permanent home garage lift, though, 4 post lifts can be permanently secured as well. Because 4 post lifts support all four wheel of the vehicle, they are ideal for long term storage. It is also safe to store another car underneath a 4 post lift due to the sturdy, full body support of a 4 post lift. Finally, 4 post lifts are the easier option for positioning and loading your vehicle. On this type of lift, you only need to drive onto the wheel supports without tedious readjustment.
So, if you’re interested in a 2 post lift or a 4 post lift for your home garage, contact us today for more information.