I met a gentleman the other day that was 96 years young! He was surprisingly agile and swift on his feet. He had few wrinkles and looked really good for his age! I was really impressed and thought he wasn’t a day past 70. That got me to thinking about ‘maintenance’. If I exercise, take care of myself, eat right and stress less…. Will that help me to age just as gracefully?
There are Eagle lifts out there that have been doing their job for decades and still run like the day they were installed. They have aged well, with the right maintenance and care. Do you know how to maintain your lift so it will run like new for many years? Luckily, it’s easier to know how to help your lift age well…. my wrinkles, not so much!
Perhaps the most important car lift maintenance is to adjust the cables. Over time, the cables stretch and if not adjusted, a cable can jump a pulley or cause the lift to rise unevenly. Each cable should have about .5” of deflection (should not move more than .5”). This is true for a two-post or four-post lift. Adjustments are very simple to do and the steps are specific in the manual provided with your lift. Please look that over for instructions on how to adjust your cables. Continue reading Car Lift Maintenance: Check it Every Day