The basic advantage of having a good automotive lift is pretty obvious. It allows you to gain easy access to certain parts of a vehicle that are tricky to work on without one. However, lifts also affect many aspects of how your shop operates, and in particular, your productivity.
It’s not just about whether or not you have a car lift, but whether or not you’ve chosen one that is of the utmost quality. If you purchase a lift that is manufactured to sub-par standards, the risk of disrupting the workflow of your shop is pretty high. Poorly made car lifts may present unnecessary difficulties in the installation and assembly process or require disproportionately frequent maintenance. In short, any good shop manager runs a tight ship, as you have clients who depend on you to return their vehicles in great shape and in timely manner. You don’t want the lift you choose to throw a wrench into the works!
Of all the equipment that you work with, car lifts have a particularly important bearing on safety concerns. They support tremendous amounts of weight in order to ensure that no one is hurt and that the car being worked on is not damaged. Nothing can put a dent in productivity more than a workplace accident, and this is why purchasing the right lift is such a critical decision. Even outside of safety, lift problems can be a pretty serious source of frustration. Whether it’s not functioning properly or is difficult to assemble, a bad lift can have a greater effect on morale than you might think.
If you want your shop to operate like a well-oiled machine, your machines need to be well-oiled. Even if you invest in the highest quality lift you can find, this doesn’t automatically put every possible lift-related safety and productivity concern to rest. No matter how good the lift is, all equipment requires maintenance. Carefully read the manual of any lift you purchase, whether it’s a 4-post giant or a compact scissor lift. Build a thorough maintenance regimen and stick to it. Not only will you get the most out of your purchase, you’ll keep your shop productive, happy, and safe.
Is your shop equipped with lifts that can be relied upon to keep everything running smoothly and safely? It’s never worth it to take chances, and there’s no substitute for true quality. Give Lift King a call at (403) 283-1020 and we’ll offer you the best equipment and service in Calgary!