Are you looking to take your garage experience to the next level? Installing a car lift can make any home garage functional to stylish. Investing in a good car lift, though, is a must. Fortunately, there are a variety of quality American-made car lifts available, making it easy to find the perfect one for your home garage. Here are the top car lifts for your home garage made right here in the USA.
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Things to Consider Before You Buy a Car Lift For Your Home Garage
Before making your lift selection, remember that various types may be suited for your application. Possible applications can range from vehicle storage, maintenance, display, and parking, and configurations come in single-post, two-post, four-post, scissor, mobile column, and subterranean varieties – all of which offer their unique qualities that may or may not meet your needs. Take the time necessary to choose the lift that best suits you, or contact one of our garage lift experts to get the right lift for your application.
Along with application and configuration, car lifts vary in capacity. They can lift anywhere from 6,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds, but as a rule of thumb, you should account for about 50 percent more weight than you expect your heaviest car to weigh. The height of the lift is also something to consider. You want to ensure you have the ceiling height required for a particular lift. If you don’t have the space, consider a subterranean lift like the PhantomPark to store your vehicle underground and out of the way, allowing the other car to remain at ground level.
In addition to size and capacity, you should consider various other essential factors. These include safety features, ease of use, appearance, durability, and customer service and support. For answers to common questions and scenarios please visit our post on car lift FAQs. One thing to know when considering American-made lifts is that they are built according to ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011 standards. This standard includes mechanical and structural design requirements, construction, testing, markings, maintenance, and operation. Thanks to these standards, you can expect a high level of quality from American-made lifts.
American-Made Single Post Lifts
Single-post car lifts provide a compact lifting platform and unobstructed vehicle views. This lift type is ideal for stacking vehicles like sports cars, compact SUVs, and motorcycles. The compact design of single-post car lifts makes them perfect for small garages or other areas where space is at a premium. These lifts come in two different weight capacities and sizes, making it easy to find one that fits your needs.
M-1 Single Post Car Lift
The MaximumOne Single Post Car Lift offers unparalleled versatility and safety features to accommodate many vehicles. With 19 locking positions at various heights, you can choose the perfect display height for your cars, vans, or SUVs. In addition, the precision-engineered positive locking mechanism ensures maximum safety when the lift is raised. At the same time, the sturdy lifting capacity easily handles weights up to 4,500 lbs for the M1-4.5 model and 6,500 lbs for the M1-6.5 model. Additionally, the adjustable track width allows you to customize the lift to fit virtually any size vehicle.
The MaximumOne Single Post Car Lift provides superior display capabilities with its out-of-the-way single post design. It boasts easy installation on standard concrete flooring using provided anchor bolts. Although self-installation is possible, we recommend utilizing our nationwide professional installation service for optimal results. In addition, our commitment to quality is evident in our 1-year warranty on parts and accessories and a 10-year warranty on the steel structure.
Please don’t settle for imported imitations that lack the strength and integrity of our American-made single-post car lifts. Instead, choose the MaximumOne Single Post Car Lift for a reliable, safe, visually stunning solution to elevate your garage experience.
American-Made Two Post Lifts
A two-post lift is an excellent investment to improve your home garage and make working on your car much more accessible. These lifts offer numerous benefits, including easy installation, affordability, and compact design that fits well in smaller garages. This section will guide you through choosing and installing the best American-made two-post lifts to elevate your garage game.
WAS112E Two Post Automotive Lift
Behold the remarkable WAS112E Advanced 2 Post Automotive Lifts series – crafted with precision, passion, and pride in Fort Worth, Texas! These state-of-the-art lifts are the perfect solution for your automotive lifting needs, offering unmatched performance, durability, and safety. With two distinct models to choose from, you can be sure to find the perfect lift to suit your specific requirements.
The WAS112E-24 v1 Ex-Tall Two Post Automotive Lift is a powerhouse boasting an impressive capacity of up to 11,000 lbs. (4,900 kg). This model features all-symmetric Ex-Tall lift capabilities, making it ideal for accommodating taller vehicles and providing maximum flexibility in your workshop. As an ALI/ETL-certified product, you can trust that this lift meets the highest quality and safety standards.
For those seeking a more traditional option, the WAS112E Two Post Automotive Lift offers symmetric lifting capabilities with the same robust capacity of up to 11,000 lbs. (4,900 kg). This model also comes with the assurance of ALI/ETL certification, ensuring top-notch performance and reliability.
In addition, both lifts have an outstanding warranty, covering ten years on structure and one year on parts and electrical components. Elevate your automotive maintenance experience with the American-made WAS112E series of Advanced 2 Post Lifts – the ultimate choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Discover more about these remarkable lifts by contacting our team of lift experts.
American-Made Four Post Lifts
4-post lifts are an excellent investment for your home garage; they are versatile, easy to install, and have fantastic safety features. So, if you’re considering getting a car lift for your garage, consider getting a four-post lift. Here are some of the best American-made four-post lifts.
Park-King 4 Post Car Lift
Discover the ultimate solution for your car lifting needs with the American-made ParkKing 4-Post Car Lift. Designed and manufactured by American Custom Lifts, this heavy-duty lift is built to outperform and outlast its imported counterparts. With a lifting capacity of up to 7,000 lbs., the ParkKing effortlessly lifts most cars, vans, and SUVs, making it perfect for personal and professional use
The ParkKing 4-Post Car Lift boasts impressive features that set it apart. Its state-of-the-art rounded posts provide additional strength without sacrificing space, while the precision-engineered locking mechanism ensures maximum safety when the lift is raised. In addition, the lift operates on four independent aircraft-quality cables, each rated at 14,500 lbs., providing a combined cable-load capacity of 58,000 lbs. Furthermore, the ParkKing uses commercial-grade ball-bearing pulleys designed for heavy-duty applications, unlike other lift companies that offer brass or plastic sheaves that wear out over time.
In addition to its superior performance, the ParkKing 4-Post Car Lift offers a variety of optional accessories to enhance your lifting experience. These include a jack tray for wheel and brake work, rustproof drip pans to catch oil and fluid drips, lightweight aluminum ramps for easy removal, and extra wheel stops for safe long-term storage. With a choice of powder-coat finishes in red, blue, or black and custom colors available for an additional charge, the ParkKing is a reliable and efficient car lift and a stylish addition to any garage or workshop. Choose the ParkKing 4-Post Car Lift for an American-made product that delivers unmatched quality and performance.
Mammoth 4 Post Parking Lift
Discover the ultimate parking and vehicle storage solution with the Mammoth S Model 4 Post Parking Lift by American Custom Lifts. Designed as a heavy-duty storage and service lift, this innovative system offers unparalleled safety, durability, and convenience for residential and commercial applications
Safety is paramount when it comes to the Mammoth S Model. Built under the CE standard, this parking lift features a dynamic locking device and brake cable detection locking system, making it the safest parking machine on the market. The easy lockdown control allows the platform to descend and rest securely on a selected locking position, releasing pressure off the cylinder to ensure a longer life. Additionally, the Mammoth S Model boasts low usage costs, as the platform descends by gravity, consuming less electricity. It operates on either 110v or an optional 220v.
Installation of the Mammoth S Model is fast and easy, whether you choose to do it yourself or enlist the help of one of American Custom Lifts’ certified installation companies. The lift package weighs approximately 2,200 lbs and has dimensions of 2′ x 14′ (length varies depending on the model) x 3′. Portability is also a breeze, as castors are included to make the lift easily movable (it must be used with no vehicle on the lift). Drip trays are provided to protect the car below, and the baked powder coat paint ensures a durable surface that will stand the test of time.
The Mammoth S Model’s heavy-duty structure is fabricated from heavier gauge steel, making it more robust and stable than other storage lift columns on the market. In addition, with industry-leading sized columns up to 25% larger and a usable platform width of 76″, parking your vehicle has never been easier or more secure. Experience the difference in quality and performance with the Mammoth S Model 4 Post Parking Lift – the ultimate solution for your vehicle storage and service needs.
Titan 4 Post Car Lift
Discover the ultimate solution to maximize parking space and efficiently work on your vehicles – the Titan 4 Post Car Lift. This high-quality, American-made lift is designed to accommodate up to 7,000 lbs (3,100 kg) and instantly doubles your parking capacity. With unique narrow and SUV models available, this versatile lift caters to a wide range of vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and minivans.
The Titan 4 Post Car Lift boasts many features that make it stand out. Its non-sag rounded-edged diamond plate steel tracks ensure durability and stability, while the rustproof drip pans catch any oil or fluid drips from the vehicle above. The lift operates on four independent, heavy-gauged aircraft quality cables, each rated at 14,500 lbs (58,000 lb combined cable-load capacity). The lift offers ten different locking positions, allowing you to choose the perfect height for your needs. The heavy-duty power unit is available in 110V and 220V options at no additional cost.
The Titan 4 Post Car Lift is easy to install and comes with various optional accessories to enhance its functionality. These include a jack tray for wheel and brake work, an electric lock release for disengaging all four locks with a button, and casters with neoprene-coated wheels for portability. The lift also includes lightweight aluminum ramps, which are ultra-low profile to accommodate even the lowest-riding vehicles. Extra wheel stops are also included for added safety during long-term storage.
Invest in the Titan 4 Post Car Lift and experience the convenience, versatility, and reliability it brings to your garage or workshop.
Buddy Up 4 Post Car Lift
The ultimate solution to lifting two vehicles at once is the Buddy Up 4-Post Car Lift. This state-of-the-art lift is designed to provide maximum safety and convenience, featuring an advanced geometric design and a precision-engineered locking mechanism. With a total lifting capacity of up to 9,000 lbs, this versatile lift can accommodate two vehicles simultaneously, making it perfect for personal and professional use.
The Buddy Up 4-Post Car Lift boasts impressive features that set it apart. Its powder-coat finish is available in red, blue, or black, with custom colors available for an extra charge, ensuring durability for both indoor and outdoor use. The lift operates on four independent, heavy-gauged aircraft-quality cables, each with a breaking strength of 14,400 lbs, providing a cable-load capacity of 57,600 lbs. The lift’s easy installation process allows you to do it yourself or utilize our nationwide professional installation service.
Not only does the Buddy Up 4-Post Car Lift offer exceptional performance, but it also includes a variety of optional accessories to enhance your experience. For example, the lift has rustproof drip pans and lightweight aluminum ramps, ensuring easy maintenance and accommodating even the lowest-riding vehicles. Furthermore, the lift features a heavy-duty power unit, a 3.5-inch diameter cylinder, and a ½ gauge baseplate for added stability and reliability. With ten different locking positions and ample lifting height, this lift is perfect for working on various vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and minivans. Elevate your vehicle maintenance game with the Buddy Up 4-Post Car Lift – a reliable, efficient, and versatile solution for all your lifting needs.
American-Made Subterranean Car Lifts
Subterranean car lifts are designed to be installed below ground level, so they only take up valuable floor space when used. You can also park a vehicle on top of the lift while it stores another vehicle underground. Since installing a subterranean car lift involves excavation and significant alterations to your garage floor, checking your local building codes and permit requirements is crucial before proceeding with the installation. Please consult with our experienced team to ensure compliance with all regulations.
PhantomPark® Subterranean Parking Lift
Discover the ultimate space-saving solution with the PhantomPark® subterranean parking lift by American Custom Lifts. Designed to accommodate two vehicles within the footprint of a single parking stall, this innovative lift system is perfect for both commercial and residential applications. In addition, the lift and lower vehicles are entirely concealed with their unobtrusive design, ensuring a secure and aesthetically pleasing parking solution.
The PhantomPark® is available in various models, including a scissor lift and four-post lift mechanisms powered by hydraulic rams. The Elite model features a fully-mechanical four-post lifting mechanism for those seeking the best performance. Each model is designed to meet all applicable ANSI MH29.1 safety specifications, ensuring a safe and easy-to-operate experience. The canopy surface can be tiled to match its surroundings, making it an attractive addition to any environment. Ideal for low-ceiling applications, the PhantomPark® can be used as ‘vertical tandem parking’ to maximize space efficiency. Multiple units can be installed side-by-side in condos, offices, and other locations.