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An Affordable Car Lift Solution for Your Home Garage

Do you believe that having your own car lift in your garage is just a pipe dream? Think again and discover just how affordable and doable it is to make that dream come true as well. Plus, learn about a few other tools such as a one-size-fits-all socket that can make automotive work more enjoyable and not have to carry a heavy toolbox in the trunk for roadside emergencies.


Car Lifts Make Life So Much Easier (and safer)

If there is one thing mechanics in car repair videos typically have over the DIY car repair shade tree mechanic (aside from years of experience) is the benefit of having a car lift to make working under a car so much easier and safer.

If you’ve ever had to struggle with positioning jack stands on heightened supports while pumping the handle on a 3-6 ton-rated bottle jack---or even a suitable floor jack---you can appreciate not just the convenience, but the necessity of having a car lift in your garage.

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Reasons for Owning a Car Lift

Owning your own car lift is guaranteed to make DIY auto repair work much more satisfying and successful. With a car lift you:

• Can access your undercarriage easily and be able to fit in the right tool for the job.

• Perform some repairs that otherwise may have required taking the engine out in order to do a repair.

• Save on time, stress and physical discomfort by not having to crank your body in awkward positions while on your back trying to reach that one bolt that is nearly impossible to access for removal and then torque correctly afterward.

• Work safer in your garage.

• Save money rotating your own tires and avoiding a scam or worse

• Impress your spouse with your walnut cracking abilities.

Portable and Affordable Car Lifts

But don’t car lifts require a lot of permanent garage space and are overly expensive for someone who only needs the convenience of a lift a few times a year? While this used to be true in the past, today there are modern solutions with new inventions that are not only affordable, but many of which can be folded and stowed away until needed.

That said, here’s an interesting---if not exciting---video from the TechZone YouTube channel that will open a world of possibilities for your garage and for you.


And finally…

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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