We are no longer strangers to car lift machines. These mechanical wonder has succeeded to make our life suitable and wished us, ‘happy motoring’ each time we started our engine. Saving parking space, ensuring safety of the cars and being friendly to the environment are the perks of using an automatic machine.
However, we must not forget that these devices are mechanical in nature, and can bring forth some scary hazardous situations in our life. Fortunately, we can avoid this calamity by taking cautious steps while using these machines. Now, let us talk about what experts suggest to take care of this kind of problems.
General care for your car lift
Taking care of your huge automated lifting machines everyday is important. At least check it for once every day to make sure that all of its parts are in order. These machines come with grease or oil from the manufacture. Use it to keep its performance in check.
Hydraulic models of these machines are a bit different from other automated machines. Always check the hydraulic gas tube for leakage before raising a car on it. If you hear a cranking sound while raising a car on it, then quickly get away from it and try to gently lower the car and call the mechanic after-wards.
Using a car lift properly
An automated lifting machine has complex machinery in it, thus it needs to be handled properly. The most common mistake one makes with these devices is ‘loading the car incorrectly’. Uneven weight on the lifting platform can bring forth dangerous consequences. So, look out for uneven movements and disruption in hydraulic pressure tube.
These machines come with a sleek control box that helps us to use it safely and from a distance of course. It also comes with a manual on how to use other parts as well. You must go through the manual to learn the exact way to use it properly.
Stock car lift parts for emergency use
These machines tend to get some disruption in executing the work because of the everyday exhaustion of the frame legs or the car-locking liver. So, keep a pair of safety leg and a few multipurpose locks for emergency use. These two parts are easy to install and comes pretty cheap.
These safety tips are viable to maintain your machine with ensuring safety of you and your precious vehicle. So, follow these steps precisely and get the best performance out of your automotive car-lifting machine.