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Scissor Lift Review for Small Garages

Wishing you owned a 2-post car lift in your garage for DIY car projects or just to make maintenance easier while saving money? Here’s a recent review of a scissor lift option by one owner who shares the pros and cons of using one in a small garage. Plus, how you can DIY some improvements to a scissors-style car lift.

The Pros of a Lift in Your Garage

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.

There are several pros to having a car lift in your garage:

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

• Work safer in your garage.

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

• 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.

• Be the envy of your neighbors.

Looking for the Perfect Lift for Your Garage

While owning your own car lift is a great idea for some car owners, the reality many of us have to face is that we barely have room in the garage for the family car let alone the kind of car lift most garages use.

However, as pointed out in an earlier article about car lift options for the DIY home mechanic, there are some surprising options that will not only fit inside a small garage but are also much more affordable than going for the 2-post monsters you see in service centers and dealership garages.

As an update to the earlier article on car lift options, here is a recent review of one mechanic who has used a scissors-style car lift that is made for car owners who have a small garage---especially those with only about 8-feet of overhead clearance.

That said, here is an interesting take on the pros and cons of owning and using one that might help you decide on whether this is a good option for your garage.

BendPak MD6XP | Scissor Lift Review

And finally…

For additional related articles, here are a few for your consideration:

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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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