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!
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.
Kwik-lift is adjustable. 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.
Pick a Kwik-lift based on the empty weight of your vehicle, not GVWR. GVWR means gross vehicle weight rating. It is the total the vehicle would weigh if fully loaded with cargo and a few of your favorite 200 lb. Friends. Generally, the gvwr can be 1200 lbs. More than the empty vehicle weight. If in doubt, call us!
Kwiklift is constructed of high strength steel from United States steel mills
We use LTL (less than load) freight companies to ship your Kwik-lift. Units are generally picked up at the freight terminal. However, if you have a business location that can accept and unload a commercial shipment, we can ship the unit to that address. If using the terminal option, we suggest that you take a pickup truck or flatbed trailer to the terminal (Kwik-lift will fit in the back of a full-sized pickup truck when packaged.) The freight company will load the unit into your truck or on to your trailer. Upon arrival at your home or shop, all you need is a pair of snips to cut the steel banding that holds the lift to the shipping pallets. Two people can easily handle the individual pieces one at a time.
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes ! Our new optional “Centerlift” is a bridge across the ramps that allows you to place a bottle jack or other type jack, and one or two small stands to support the axle, a – arms, or frame rails. The Centerlift may be used at the front or rear of Kwik-lift (do not position the centerlift rearward of the rear legs or in the middle area of the ramps ) Centerlift is not designed to be used as a transmission jack.
Yes. Ask us about this and we will fax you the directions for a simple way to lay the lift flat on the floor and park your car on it.