Real-world auto lift prices from BuyerZone buyers
We regularly survey BuyerZone users to ask how their purchases went. We've used their responses to provide a sampling of actual prices businesses paid for auto lifts.
10,000 pound capacity lifts are by far the most popular with BuyerZone users. A 10,000 lb. lift can be used for almost all cars and light trucks, making them useful for many garages, rental car shops, and even residential buyers.
Few buyers need heavier lifts, but for companies that need to maintain a fleet of heavy work trucks, the investment is worthwhile. You'll pay a premium to get that extra capacity, but if you have 11,000 pound trucks to service, it's a cost you'll have to absorb.
2-post lifts are generally less expensive than 4-post lifts - there's simply less steel and machinery involved. The differences between 2- and 4-post lifts pale in comparison to prices for in-ground lifts, though - you can expect to pay 300% to 400% more for an in-ground lift than you would for an above-ground model.
5,000 to 10,000 lb capacity auto lift pricing
"I paid $1,595 for an Ampro 2-post lift with truck adapters and oil drain." -- Individual buyer, Paradise, California
"I purchased a Rotary 9,000 lb. lift, 4-post, used, but in very good condition for $1,200 delivered." -- Construction firm, Buffalo, New York
"BendPak XP-10ACX-168 -- $3,200 installed." [10,000 lb lift] --Construction, Modesto, California
"$1,775. Included three drip trays, jack tray. ISO 9001 plant built product." [4-post lift.] -- Education, Franklin, Wisconsin
"$3,375. BendPak HD-9XW with caster kit, drip pans, 6,000 lb. jack tray, rolling oil drain." -- Telecommunications firm, Battle Ground, Washington
"$1,855 Dannmar D7 4-post lift with oil drain, drip pans, and jack post." -- Individual, Plano, Illinois
"$3,660 for lift; $400 installation." -- Home use, Clearwater, Florida
"Challenger CS1020 in-ground lift with installation - $9,500." -- Specialty automotive shop, Fort Collins, Colorado
"Paid $1,595 for BendPak mid-rise lift, including shipping. BendPak got good reviews in various Corvette and Ferrari chat rooms on the Internet." -- Residential buyer, El Dorado Hills, California
"Challenger lift, 10,000 lbs, price $3,550 installed." -- Auto salvage yard, Caneyville, Kentucky
"10,000 lb. lift, truck adapters, direct drive, no cable or chain, shipping included cost $1,730."-- Contractor, Owasso, Oklahoma
"Pro Park 8 Plus, $1,895." [four post lift] -- Manufacturer, Warren, Ohio
Over 10,000 lb capacity auto lift pricing
"Challenger 12,000 lb., 2-foot extended height: $5,700. Challenger 10,000 lb., 2-foot extended height: $3,300. Shipping & Handling: $216, Installation: $1,050. Purchased these lifts because they are made in USA and not imported from overseas." -- Auto repair shop, Paw Paw, Michigan
"12,000 lb. HD 12, $2,850 plus free shipping, also top of the line BendPak." [4-post lift] -- Contractor, Rice's Landing, Pennsylvania
Want more information on auto lift prices and how to choose a vendor? Read our Auto Lifts Buyer's Guide.
Information was provided by BuyerZone users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.