The Essential Two-Post Lift Buying Guide

The Essential Two-Post Lift Buying Guide

Looking to add another two-post lift to your workshop or replace an existing unit with a shiny new one? Even the more affordable units on the market still represent a significant investment, so it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right one for your needs.

To help make the lift-buying process that much easier, we’ve prepared a handy buying guide for you to reference. Without further ado, here are the key considerations you should bear in mind before ordering a new lift.

Reputation and durability

Different brands have different reputations when it comes to quality, durability and longevity. Some can stand up to the rigours of constant use in busy garages for years on end, while others can wear prematurely in the same circumstances. Before you buy, make sure you’re choosing a model from a reputable manufacturer.

Lifting capacity

Some lifts have a limited 2.5-tonne capacity – and that might be fine if you only ever work on cars. But if you ever have bigger vehicles in the workshop, we’d recommend investing in a heavier-duty lift designed to support more weight. All of the two-post lifts we stock at Tyre Bay Direct can safely lift vehicles weighing upwards of 4 tonnes.


Budget will always come into any purchase decision, and it’s no different with two-post lifts. You can get a lot for your money nowadays, but if you need specific features or more adjustability, it may be worth upping your budget a little. A lift is a vital part of any workshop, so it’s important to make sure that your new unit will tick all the boxes. Our Redback lifts represent exceptional value, making them popular for those on a tighter budget.


Two-post lifts aren’t all the same, standard size. If you have a more compact workshop, make sure you pay close attention to the dimensions of the lift you’re looking at buying. Some are able to lift wider vehicles and some can lift higher than others, so study the technical data carefully.

After Sales support

It’s all well and good getting your hands on a lift for a great price, but if you can’t get spare parts for it, or it’s difficult to maintain, you may soon regret your purchase. Make sure you’re buying from a reputable supplier with trained technicians and access to spare parts.

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