Is your shop ready for a service EVolution?
The auto industry is investing more than $1 trillion into shifting new vehicle production from internal combustion to electric power. Forecasters estimate that EVs could account for up to one-third of the North American market by 2029. And with dozens of electric models from domestic and import brands already on the road, chances are good
BendPak introduces new AP Series of two-post lifts
BendPak introduces its AP Series of two-post lifts, which the company says are designed to make lifting internal combustion and electric cars, trucks and vans safer, easier and more efficient. Features of the new series of lifts described by BendPak include: The series includes three 10,000-pound capacity models. The standard 10AP offers 73 inches of lifting
BendPak introduces Ergochair ERGO-RS for technicians
BendPak Inc. has introduced Ergochair, a new brand it says is dedicated to helping technicians work more comfortably. With this new brand the company has also introduced the ERGO-RS, a crossover work seat for technicians. The ERGO-RS has a 75-degree range of adjustment with six locking positions, so it can move from a completely flat
Dannmar introduces new heavy-duty lifts
Dannmar (a BendPak, Inc. brand) has introduced two symmetric heavy-duty two-post lifts, which the company says are suited for cars, pickup trucks and medium-duty trucks. Both the D2-12C and D2-15C lifts feature a clear-floor design, oversized 53-inch tall carriages, triple-telescoping arms and extended-height top beams. The D2-12C has a rated load capacity of 12,000 lbs., a maximum lifting height of 80
BendPak announces leadership succession plan
BendPak, Inc. announced changes to its executive team effective August 3. President Don Henthorn, who has led the company since establishing it in 1965, will take on a more limited role in its daily operations as chairman emeritus. Jeff Kritzer will be promoted from executive vice president to succeed Henthorn as president and CEO. At
10 tips to help you stay safe in the bay
It’s easy to get complacent at any job. Day after day in a routine, there are many things you just do automatically. But when your job includes working under thousands of pounds of steel, complacency can put you in danger. Here’s a quick refresher of 10 tips to help you stay safe when using a
Looking at alignment from a few different angles
It could be argued that modern alignment equipment has seen some of the most enjoyable advancements over any other automotive equipment in recent years. It has become so technician-friendly that many shops are providing no more than a five-minute crash course to new technicians coming in. This makes it easy for seasoned technicians who are
Debunking three car lift safety myths
Safety is obviously a top concern when it comes to choosing a car lift to hold thousands of pounds above your head. But how do you know if a lift is safe? In the United States, no government agency tests lift safety. This means that responsibility for choosing a safe lift rests with the purchaser.
BendPak introduces Litestix portable LED work light
BendPak has introduced Litestix, a portable LED work light powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. The company says this product was designed to allow technicians versatility with where they place work lights without cords getting in the way. According to the company, Litestix uses 36 LED bulbs to provide 1,200 lumens of bright light. With high and low
How to Troubleshoot Your Transmission Jack
Transmission jacks are powerful, multitask lifting systems that are essential in most repair shops. But like any equipment, they are most effective when properly maintained, regularly inspected for damage and used correctly.
BendPak Expands on Both Coasts
Company adding 120,000 square feet to California headquarters and new Alabama operation.
BendPak Announces Asset Purchase
BendPak has announced the aqcuisition of Garage Equipment Supply, among other brands.