The Kwik-Lift Owner’s Manual

The Kwik-Lift Owner’s Manual (Online Edition)

Please read entire owners manual before attempting to assemble or operate Kwik-Lift


You have made a great decision on your purchase of a Kwik-lift. You will certainly have many years of dependable service from this product and it will make working under your car a real pleasure. Take just a few moments before you start and read this manual carefully. It will walk you through the entire set up process.

Start with the Assembly Sectionand make sure you can identify which part is which. Then find a friend or family member to help you. (It just makes it easier) Then about 30-45 minutes after you get started your crate will be empty and you will have an assembled ready to use Kwik-lift in your garage.

Please note, the Kwik-lift has many options. Some options shown or discussed in this manual may not apply to your purchase. If you have any questions about what should have been included with your lift, please give us a call at 800-961-5438 or send us an email here. Thanks for your business.


Kwik-Lift Management

Assembly Instructions

We’ve moved the section about assembling the Kwik-Lift to a different page. Please click this link – Kwik-Lift Assembly Instructions – to see photos of the Kwik-Lift assembly and setup process. Or you can download the manual here: Kwik-Lift Manual

Precautions and Safety Notices

  • Kwiklift slopes slightly from front to rear. Always use wheel chocks, and /or other chock devise. Always set the parking brake.
  • Never exceed Maximum Rated Weight Capacity Varies depending on Kwiklift you purchased. Never exceed capacity.
  • Use Kwiklift only on flat, level concrete or hardened asphalt surfaces.
  • Avoid grass, dirt, gravel or other soft surfaces.
  • Drive on and off Kwiklift at very slow speed. Position tires 1-2 inches from front leg safety stops.
  • Adjust distance between ramps to fit centerlift bridge, or your vehicle if not using a bridge.
  • Lower Kwik-Lift onto rear legs very slowly. Repeated sudden drops onto legs with a vehicle on lift may cause safety stop failure.
  • Always lower jack slowly. Keep hands and feet clear of lift.
  • Keep others clear of lift when raising and lowering.

Important Safety Tips

If your floor jack has shallow “TEETH” on the jack saddle, you should consider replacing your jack with one that has a deeper saddle between the teeth.  The tube should be positioned so that two of the teeth are in front of the tube and two are behind.

If your tire or Kwik-lift ramps are wet and your tires should spin while driving on, a non-skid tape may be applied.

Non-skid tape is available at most local hardware or home stores.

Kwik-Lift Troubleshooting Guide

Lift slides when driving on.

Place rubber mats under rear of lift. Rubber door mats work great.

Floor jack won’t fit under lift tube.

Remove jack saddle. Slide jack under lift and raise rear of lift 2 inches. Place wooden blocks under lift at location of rear legs. Lower lift onto wooden blocks. Replace jack saddle on jack. Place jack under tube and jack up lift. Reverse process for lowering.

Kwik-Lift Lay Flat Instructions

Laying your new Kwik-lift flat to park on is an easy process. Simply place the small ramps against the long ramps of your Kwik-lift in position in your garage with the Kwik-lift in the down position (rear legs folded up) and the front legs removed. Drive on and park.