Car lifts becoming more popular to expand storage room

Car lifts becoming more popular to expand storage room

(ANGIE'S LIST) - You probably associate them with professional repair bays, but car lifts are becoming popular choices in residential garages to expand storage room.

"Once only used by the rich and famous, car lifts are much more affordable now, and we're seeing them used by homeowners who have a lack of garage space," says Angie's List Founder, Angie Hicks.

Indianapolis homeowner Bruce Rosen installed a car lift in his garage thirteen years ago.

"They were really quite affordable. At the time I paid about $2,000 for it, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than an extra bay in the garage," says Rosen.

Lifts can be used for storing vehicles long-term, or to elevate them to access the underside. Tyler Griffin, owner of Indy's DIY Garage, rents space and lifts to homeowners for repair work. 

"Space is the most valuable commodity you have, whether that's a large shop or you've got a two-car garage at home," says Griffin.

Ajivit Verma, who works in sales and tech support for Titan Lifts in Indianapolis, recommends hiring a professional installer if you want a lift. 

"Obviously, you're going to be putting your vehicle on it, you're going to be under it, you want it to be done right," says Verma. 

Car lifts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, appropriate for everything from a motorcycle to a commercial-grade lift capable of holding up trucks. 

"It's really taken off in the past couple of years. People are starting to realize, this is something attainable to them. It is affordable," says Verma.

Angie says different lifts have various levels of floor requirements and include a variety of safety features.

An installation professional can tell you everything you need to know.

You probably associate them with professional repair bays, but car lifts are becoming popular choices in residential garages to expand storage room.

"Once only used by the rich and famous, car lifts are much more affordable now, and we're seeing them used by homeowners who have a lack of garage space," says Angie's List Founder, Angie Hicks.

Indianapolis homeowner Bruce Rosen installed a car lift in his garage thirteen years ago.

"They were really quite affordable. At the time I paid about $2,000 for it, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than an extra bay in the garage," says Rosen.

Lifts can be used for storing vehicles long-term, or to elevate them to access the underside. Tyler Griffin, owner of Indy's DIY Garage, rents space and lifts to homeowners for repair work. 

"Space is the most valuable commodity you have, whether that's a large shop or you've got a two-car garage at home," says Griffin.

Ajivit Verma, who works in sales and tech support for Titan Lifts in Indianapolis, recommends hiring a professional installer if you want a lift. 

"Obviously, you're going to be putting your vehicle on it, you're going to be under it, you want it to be done right," says Verma. 

Car lifts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, appropriate for everything from a motorcycle to a commercial-grade lift capable of holding up trucks. 

"It's really taken off in the past couple of years. People are starting to realize, this is something attainable to them. It is affordable," says Verma.

Angie says different lifts have various levels of floor requirements and include a variety of safety features.

An installation professional can tell you everything you need to know.

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