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
Rotary introduces XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift
Rotary announced the release of the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift, a small bay alignment lift with a large four-wheel alignment wheelbase range. The lift has a 78- to 164-inch four-wheel alignment wheelbase range and 12,000-pound lifting capacity. It has a minimum bay size footprint of 12 by 23 feet and adjustable radius gauges that
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
ALI expands manual, offers digital edition
The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has updated and expanded its car lift safety manual “Lifting It Right.” The new second edition of the training tool features new information, photos and illustrations. Additionally, for the first time, a digital version is also available. “Lifting It Right” is a guide to the safe operation and basic maintenance of the seven types
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
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.
OTC introduces TJH10 high-lift transmission jack
OTC released the new TJH10 1,000-lb. capacity high-lift transmission jack, used for securely positioning a load to remove or install transmissions. The jack features a universal saddle with knobs to adjust the head and secure powertrain components, including transmissions. Features of the TJH10 highlighted by the company include: Meets the newest ASME PASE-2019 safety standards.
A guide to automotive lifts and lifting equipment
“Need a lift?” This greeting isn’t something you hear too often anymore. Sure, hitchhiking used to be common, but it also used to be safe. People were different. Times were different. Now, it’s just too dangerous. Whether you are picking someone up or being picked up, you are potentially taking a chance with your life.