Most garages provide enough space for one or two cars. That is – if the space isn’t taken up by Christmas decorations and unused sporting equipment and winter or summer clothing put away until next season. For many families, one or two care spaces is simply not enough, especially when children are of driving age. They might be neglecting their most obvious extra space – above them. KSAT reports on a new trend in garage capacity – car lifts.
You’ve seen them in professional repair bays hoisting cars so that mechanics can work underneath. You may have even considered them a tool reserved for the rich and famous.
No more. Car lifts have become more affordable and an ideal expansion option for those looking to utilize the space their garage offers.
Bruce Rosen, a homeowner in Indianapolis, installed his car life about 13 years ago.
“They were really quite affordable. At the time I paid about $2,000 for it, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than an extra bay in the garage,” Rosen said.
Ajivit Verma, a tech support and sales associate for Titan Lifts in Indianapolis, recommends professional installation. After all, this is going to be used to hoist and hold several thousand pounds above you or above another vehicle. You want to be secure.
The lifts come in various shapes and sizes from just large enough to lift a motorcycle to commercial lifts capable of hoisting a full-size pickup truck.