5 answers to the most common FAQs about Two-Post lifts


When researching a lift purchase there are many questions that get asked. Many of those questions have been asked before. Over the years we have received great questions about our products, and our industry as a whole. We list many of those FAQ's on rotarylift.com, to help anyone wanting to learn more about our products.

Our most popular product is our Two-Post lift and we wanted to share a few of those FAQ's with you -- and what we want the most... the answers that go with them!

Here are 5 of the most frequently asked questions about two-post lifts:

1. What are the recommended bay sizes



2. What is your Two-Post warranty?

Answer:  Two-Post Warranty:

Labor Warranty:  1yr
*Structure Parts Warranty:  5 yrs
*Functional Parts Warranty:  1 yr
**Functional Parts Warranty if lift is installed by RAI (Rotary Authorized Installer):  2 yrs
**Extended Functional Parts Warranty for purchase:  Yes (3 yrs)

* Structural parts are considered the Carriage, Columns, Yokes, Arms, Runways, Plungers, etc. − Functional parts are power units, cylinders, hoses, and cables, sheaves latches, adapters and controls, etc.
** Lift registration and RAI installation is required in order to receive 2nd year parts warranty as well as the Extended Parts Warranty

3. What are the fluid requirements?

Answer:  Use Dexron III ATF or Hydraulic Fluid that meets ISO 32 specifications -- Two Post = 19 quarts

4. Can a Two-Post Rotary® Lift be installed outside?

Answer: The lift may be installed outdoors provided it is located under a covering suitable for protection from direct precipitation. The standard power unit motor and overhead switch are not suitable for applications where the motor or overhead switch could be subjected to direct precipitation or jets of water, such as a wash bay.

5. Are your lifts certified?

Answer:  Nearly all Rotary two-post lifts are third party certified to ensure compliance to the ANSI/ALI ALCTV - 2011 standard.

ETL is the only Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory that manages the ALI program. There are no conditional or partial certifications. A lift is either certified or it is not. No one is authorized to us the ALI/ETL certifications label or reference it without all testing requirements being met.

Look for the Gold Label to determine if the lift you’re purchasing is Third Party Certified.

For more information contact the Automotive Lift Institute or go to www.autolift.org.

You may have more questions to ask. We hope you do. We've got more answers in our Lift Buyer's Guide! Just click below to download today!

Lift Buyer's Guide