Used vs. New Car Lifts: What you need to know

Are you considering purchasing a used car lift instead of brand new? If so, we’re guessing the main reason for doing so is price. That’s understandable, but before making a final decision, there are a few things you should be aware of.

It may appear you’re getting a great deal on a used lift. But are you really? In the long run, used lifts can accumulate huge maintenance costs and are certainly not as high-quality as a new car lift. The reason - when not properly serviced and maintained by the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance procedures, used lifts typically add up to big problems.

So, you’re paying less money upfront for a used lift, but as time passes you’re paying unnecessary costs in replacement parts and repair. Used lifts often require more frequent parts and service leading to significant down time and they could be prone to failure.

To further compare used vs. new car lifts, take a look at the chart below.

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