What Is a Car Lift?
Have you ever heard of a car lift before? Imagine purchasing a brand new vehicle, only to discover you do not have the space within your garage to store it. Do you build a new garage? Should you purchase an awning and leave the vehicle exposed? Fortunately, car lifts are great, convenient solutions for those needing extra vehicle storage within their garage. Car lifts are growing in popularity among homeowners who are short in storage, and these easy to use tools are great at optimizing the space within your garage to free up more storage space. Taking advantage of the vertical space within your garage, car lifts raise one vehicle off the ground, allowing another vehicle to be parked underneath it. Car lifts are safe, can hold significant weight loads, and are easy for homeowners to operate on a daily basis. This week, we are exploring a few of the many benefits of installing a car lift within your garage.
Easy Additional Storage
Most homes feature only one-car garages. This can be problematic for households with more than one vehicle. Sometimes even two-car garages are not enough if more than two vehicles are involved. Aside from rebuilding or expanding your garage, car lifts are a great option to add significantly more space to your garage. A lift can turn your one car garage into a two car garage, and can potentially upgrade a two-car garage into a four-car garage, depending on the space available. The specialists at Blue Sky Builders can inspect your available space and advise you on the number of lifts you can fit within your garage.
Protect Your Vehicle
We all know that quality vehicles are expensive. When faced between parking your vehicle outside or installing a car lift, the choice is easy. A car lift will allow you the extra space to store your additional vehicle indoors, away from the elements and safe from potential damage. Parking your vehicle indoors will keep it looking nice, protect it from damage, and keep it safe from vandalism or theft. For those with expensive vehicles, the extra security a car lift can provide is well worth it. Additionally, cars stored primarily indoors when not in use have longer engine lifespans.
No Need For Off-Site Storage
Many homeowners have high-end vehicles, such as a sports car, which they use only during certain seasons. During the off season, many luxury vehicle owners choose to pay for off-site storage to keep their vehicle safe. With a car lift, you will have the freedom to keep your prized possession safe on your property year round.
Easy Vehicle Maintenance
If you enjoy repairing and maintaining your vehicle yourself, a car lift will provide much better access to your vehicle. You can work on your vehicle on the ground, and simply elevate it when you need access to it’s underside. You will love being able to make repairs without needing to lay on your back and roll under your vehicle. Do be sure to ensure that the lift you are using is suitable to hold the weight of whichever vehicle you are working on.
Car Lifts Are Not Just For Cars
Car lifts are not limited to use with sedans only. Provided they have a high enough weight capacity, car lifts are able to hold vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs can even be used to store other vehicles like motorcycles, lawn machinery, and more.
We Are Here to Help
Making changes to your garage? The team of garage specialists at Blue Sky Builders is always here to help. Visit Blue Sky Builders online to learn more about the wide range of services we offer, and call 630-852-8485 to speak to a member of our team whenever you are ready to get started.