4-Post Lifts vs 2-Post Lifts Choosing between a 2-post lift & 4-post lift can be confusing. Here is some guidance to help you decide. Besides the difference in the number of posts, the 2-post lift and 4-post lift both have a range of advantages and disadvantages over each other. 4-POST LIFTS Ideal for long term car storage as the platforms supports all four wheels When raised, another vehicle can be stored under (depending on the combined height) Driving on to load and position the vehicle is easy and quick Suitable for MOT's Ideal for some maintenance work, but hinders work on tyres and suspension unless lifted off the platform by a jacking beam 4-post lifts can be recessed to load cars with exceptionally low floor clearance Take up more space than 2-post lifts Priced slightly higher than 2-post lifts due to size and materials 2-Post Lifts Due to it's baseless structure, the 2-post lift offers better access to the underside of a vehicle for repairs Leaves a vehicle's suspension hanging, making tyre changes easier than 4-post lifts Asymmetrical arms positions the vehicle one third of the way inbetween the post (as opposed to half way), avoiding the risk of damaging the vehicle's doors Takes up less room Costs less than 4-post lifts Long storage is not advised as it does not support the wheels of the vehicle 2-post lifts can sometimes be difficult to position since the arms need to be located in a specific spot to ensure that the vehicle is secure Conclusion: When purchasing a vehicle lift, the following factors should be considered: What application will the lift be used in? Will the lift be used to store vehicles on a short-term or long-term basis? The range of vehicle accessibility required The type of vehicle you will be using it with At Crypton, we find our 2-post lift, such as our C2L3000E is more suited for service work and repair, particularly for underneath a vehicle, whereas a 4-post lift is good for MOT bays and freeing up garage space for another vehicle. If you are interested in a 2-post opr 4-post lift, you can see our range on our website or give us a call to discuss your specific needs and we will help you find the on that is right for you.