MADISON, Ind. (Nov. 14, 2007) — Vehicle lift manufacturer Rotary Lift Consolidated has published a pair of white papers to help independent repair shop owners and dealers choose the right vehicle lifts for their facilities.
The 30-page, illustrated papers Automotive and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Lifts: A Resource Guide cover many of the factors dealers and independent repair shop owners should evaluate when buying new vehicle lifts, Rotary said.
The guides, which can be downloaded at www.rotarylift.com/whitepapers, include sections on the impact of lift choice on the bottom line, the advantages and disadvantages of various types of vehicle lifts, facility planning, lift purchasing considerations, the importance of American Lift Institute (ALI) certification, advice on how to evaluate a lift manufacturer and supplier/installer and guidelines on how to keep vehicle lifts functioning properly.
The guides also contain a brief history of vehicle lifts and a glossary of lift terms.
In releasing the documents, Rotary noted the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association reported recently that more than half of repair shop owners, service managers and technicians surveyed purchased lifting and hydraulics equipment in 2006.
Rotary Lift, a subsidiary of Dover Co., offers a range of lifts for passenger and commercial vehicles. It is a founding member of the ALI and its North American facilities are certified to ISO 9001 quality standards.