Getting access to the underneath of a vehicle can be difficult at times, and vehicle lifts are a quick and efficient way to see what’s going on.

We supply a wide range of mechanical and hydraulic vehicle lifts, which include 2 post, 4 post, mobile columns, and scissor lifts for everything from motorcycles to HGV’s.

Vehicle Lift Process with Auto Tools

When you work with Automotive Tools you get more than just a vehicle lift, we help you throughout the process of purchasing a lift from start to finish.

Lift Site Survey

First, we can provide you with a vehicle lift site survey to ensure you purchase a vehicle lift that not only meets your lifting requirements but is also adequate for your premises.

This will allow us to ensure the space you’re going to use is appropriate for the vehicle lift. With this being a significant investment, you don’t want to order a vehicle lift online only to find you can’t fit it anywhere due to it being too big. We’ll also be able to advise you on which product would be most beneficial to lift the vehicles you generally work on.

We will start by inspecting the floor, as the concrete needs to be at least 150mm thick. This will keep the equipment anchored down safely without the risk of falling. This is also important as many older buildings, such as converted mills, could have thin concrete floors around 50mm thick covering old stone flags.

We will be able to test the floor, should it need doing, with a drill test to check the concrete’s depth. Should the floor be inadequate, we can advise what groundworks will be required before moving forward with the installation of the equipment.

We will also need to check the area where the equipment will stand, as this will help to determine the type of vehicle lift. It also allows us to make sure you are compliant with health and safety regulations after the vehicle lift installation is complete. Taking into consideration many things, for example checking the available walkway around the lift, and ensuring that there’s enough space for you to make a quick and safe exit in the event of a fire.

Headroom and electrical supply will also be checked to determine the type of lift that can be installed.

Vehicle Lifts

Vehicle Lift Installation

Once the site is ready, our team will be able to begin the vehicle lift installation process.

All our engineers are approved by the Garage Equipment Association, which we have been a member of for the last 10 years always, so we can always ensure a high-quality service. Our engineers are sent to become GEA approved before commencing work for us and are re-tested once approval expires every three years. This ensures they are up to date with all the latest industry standards and regulations.

Lift Aftercare

To ensure you get the most out of your investment, regular maintenance will be required. The Garage Equipment Association advises that you conduct daily and monthly inspections, however, six-monthly maintenance inspections are compulsory.

From the main structure of the lift to arm locks, levelling devices, to guards, limit switches and everything else in-between, Automotive Tools can service your vehicle lifting equipment regularly.

This will help to increase its lifespan by catching any issues early and rectifying them. These inspections will ensure your vehicle lifts meet all required regulations, including:

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation (LOLER) – Reg.9
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) – Reg.6

OMCN Stockist

At Automotive Tools we stock a wide range of equipment manufactured by OMCN, which all carry 12-month parts and labour warranty.

An Italian manufacturer with over 600 CE approved and certified products they’re known worldwide for their superior products, which are exported to over 100 countries. Here in the UK, we are the largest stockist of genuine OMCN spare parts and lifting equipment. These parts are available from the factory for 10 years after a model of vehicle lift has gone out of production, ensuring you get more out of your investment.

An investment in your future, the range from OMCN can lift vehicles from 2.8 to 60 tons and are constantly evolving, meaning you’ll find something to match your requirements.

OMCN Vehicle Lift for HGVs

Experience in Vehicle Lifting Equipment

When working with Automotive Tools you’ll always have peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.

Our technical sales team has more than 35 years of experience between them, which means they’ll be able to provide a vehicle lifting solution that meets your needs and provide advice whenever you require it, regardless of the type of vehicle lift you currently have.

Questions for Customers

When purchasing a vehicle lift, there are some questions we ask customers to think about before talking to us, which gives us a better understanding of their needs. These are:

  • What kind of vehicles, or range of vehicles, are you working on?
  • What are the weight and size of the vehicles?
  • How much space is available? (including headroom)
  • What type of electrical supply do you have?
  • What is the depth of concrete where it will be anchored?
  • Are you looking for a hydraulic or mechanical lift?

To find out more about our vehicle lifts, aftercare, and installation service, please get in touch today by phone 01282 771432 or email