We understand that making a large purchase such as this can lead to many questions.
That’s why we’ve tried to make it easy for you and put all our answers in one place!
Yes. You have a couple of options, depending on your vehicle type.
- You can use our “Centerlift” bridge to place a jack directly under the center of the vehicle. The jack you place on the bridge can lift or support the front or rear axle.
- You can place a jack on top of either of the ramps, and then jack your vehicle up off the ramp just as if it were parked on the ground.
Both of these options make it easy to remove wheels and perform basic maintenance.
Kwik-lift raises the bottom of the tires to 20 inches above the floor, putting the average chassis at about 30 plus inches above the floor.
No. If the unit were any higher, reaching the chassis would be uncomfortable for most people while using a creeper. The chassis, at about 30 inches above the floor, seems to be best height without reaching and straining. Also, if the lift were higher, for the average home owner, the garage door, when open, could pose a clearance problem
The lift tube pivots down ( the hump will be laying down ) and out of the way allowing very low cars to easily drive on and off. When you are ready to jack up the unit, pivot the lift tube up ( the hump will be up ) and position the jack under the hump. (position your jack saddle so that 2 teeth are in front of the tube, and 2 teeth are behind the tube, in order to safely hold the tube.)
A floor jack should reach a height of about 19 inches in order to work with Kwik-lift. Your jack needs to drop to a level of 5 inches in the down position to fit under the tube. Most jacks will work with Kwik-lift. However, there are a few that will not. Also, you must use a jack that has a jack bell with a diameter large enough to safely support the lift tube during the jacking process. Do not use a jack which has a bell diameter of less than 4 inches.
The Kwik-lift is adjustable length. There are 3 length settings: 13′ 3″/ 14′ 0″/ 14′ 9″. The longest individual piece is 8 ft. 4 inches long. The width is also adjustable.
Yes. The width of the Kwik-Lift can be adjusted to accommodate everything from a Jeep with oversized tires with a golf cart of ATV.
Nothing. Leave it assembled !! Our customers tell us that they simply leave the unit assembled and use it as a parking place. Many say that they drive on and off several times per week. When it is time to work on the car, just jack up the unit, release the pin which releases the rear legs, lock the legs in place, lower the unit onto the legs, and go to work! It only takes about 60 seconds.
Kwiklift is constructed of high strength steel from United States steel mills
No! Kwik-lift can be assembled by two people in 10-15 minutes. ( It may take slightly longer the first time) the unit can be disassembled in about 5 minutes. All you need is a couple of wrenches or sockets and some spray-on lithium grease, which should be applied on the lift tube prior to assembly. One person can handle the assembly process, but we suggest using two.
Most of the vehicle lifts we sell are shipped to the freight terminal nearest to your home or business. We call this “LTL Shipping.” When your shipment arrives at the local freight terminal, you’ll need a full-size pickup truck to go and pick up your shipment.
Other Shipping Options
LTL Shipping is our standard shipping option, but we are happy to arrange alternative shipping options. If, for example:
- You own a business with a loading dock that regularly accepts freight, OR
- You know someone who owns a business with a loading dock that regularly accepts freight
We can arrange to have your new lift shipped directly to this business at no additional charge.
When you place your order, we will contact you to help you choose the best shipping option.
Your Kwik-Lift will be shipped to you via LTL freight carrier. Due to the unique size of our products, we must contact you to make specific shipping arrangements, and we can discuss expected delivery times at that time.
We only charge sales tax in the state of OK.
Yes. Our lifts come with a 12 year warranty, and powder coating is warrantied for one year. The warranty specifics are detailed with the individual product’s information, as well as on our warranty page.
Please contact us right away at 800-961-LIFT (5438). Of course, we’ll be in touch with you about shipping details, but it’s best to cancel the order prior to that.