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Terms and Conditions of Sale

Exclusion of all warranties except goods that are of a specified type and quality. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. expressly warrants that the goods are of the type and quality specified in this contract and except as otherwise provided in this contract, the quality of the goods shall be in accordance with BendPak Inc.’s specifications. The foregoing warranty is in lieu of all other warranties including the warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability, express or implied, and no other warranty, express or implied, is given or shall be implied by law. Final determination of the suitability of the goods for the use contemplated by buyer is the sole responsibility of the buyer, and BendPak Inc. has no responsibility and makes no warranty or representation in connection with the determination of such suitability. Purchasers of consumer products should note that some states do not allow for the exclusion of consequential damages or the limitation of implied warranties. Consequently, the above exclusion and limitations may not be applicable. This warranty gives the buyer specific rights, and the buyer may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

  1. Terms of payment. Payment for all goods is due and payable upon delivery unless other arrangements have been agreed upon in advance and appear on the face of this contract, interest will accrue and be payable on all accounts over thirty (30) days old, interest to be at the maximum rate permitted by law.
  2. Revocable on nonpayment. If the buyer fails to pay any amount to Automotive Lift Experts LLC. when due,
  3. Automotive Lift Experts LLC., may terminate this contract as to further delivery and no forbearance or course of dealing affects this right of
  4. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. Notwithstanding any previous shipment on credit,
  5. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. may at any time demand payment on delivery or require payment on tender of shipping documents.
  6. Acceptance of terms. A quotation, order or contract is not binding until accepted in writing by and officer of
  7. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. At its general office at 1421 Dolgner Place, Sanford Florida 32771. Until accepted in this manner, a quotation, order or contract is subject to change without notice.
  8. Risk of loss or damage. The buyer bears the risk of loss or damage to or destruction of all the goods from the time of their delivery by
  9. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. To the carrier for shipment to buyer. All claims for loss, damage or destruction attributable to shipping should be made directly to the carrier and
    1. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. shall not be responsible for any such loss, damage or destruction.
  10. Right of inspection. Buyer shall have the right to inspect the goods at the time and place of delivery, and within fifteen (15) days after such delivery must give written notice to
    1. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. 1421 Dolgner Place, Sanford Florida 32771 of any claim for damage on account of the condition, quality or grade of the goods, and must specify in detail the basis of such claim. Buyer’s failure to comply with the terms of this paragraph shall constitute irrevocable acceptance of the goods and bind buyer to pay the contract price for the goods. All claims must be made prior to the installation of the goods. If the buyer has accepted the goods tendered under this contract in any manner provided in UCC Section 2606, buyer shall have no right to revoke his/her acceptance.
  11. Damages. Automotive Lift Experts LLC. is not liable to any other direct, incidental or consequential damages, including lost profits, even if Automotive Lift Experts LLC. has been advised of the possibility of such damages. When the buyer accepts the goods under this contract and after he has an opportunity to inspect them, buyer is precluded from any further remedy. Buyer assumes all risks and liability for loss damage or injury to property of buyer or others arising out of the use or possession of the goods sold under this contract.
  12. Cancellation. All product order cancellations must be approved by Automotive Lift Experts LLC., and may be denied or subject to restocking fees and other charges.
  13. Product return. Product returns must be made within fourteen (14) days from date of purchase, unless otherwise indicated. All returns require authorization. Customer must call Automotive Lift Experts LLC. Go to the Returned Merchandise section for instructions. Returned product must be in original packaging, unused, undamaged, and in sellable condition. Proof of purchase is required in all cases. Product returns may be denied or made subject to restocking fees and other charges by Automotive Lift Experts LLC.
  14. Excuse for non-performance. All orders are accepted subject to strikes, riots, wars, labor troubles, floods, fires, accidents, delays, contingencies of transportation, government acts, alien invasions, orders and regulations, and any other causes beyond the control of Automotive Lift Experts LLC., and if any such cause prevents or interferes with the delivery of the goods ordered, the buyer shall accept as full and complete fulfillment of the order such portion of the goods by the order as Automotive Lift Experts LLC. is able, under circumstances, to procure and deliver in accordance with the order.
  15. Waiver. No waiver of any breach of default under this contract operates as a waiver of any future default whether of a like or different character, except as otherwise provided herein.
  16. Modification and integration. This contract cannot be modified except by a writing signed by both parties. This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the sale of the goods and this contract prevails over any and all terms contained in buyer’s purchase orders or acknowledgments thereof unless explicitly stated to the contrary, in writing executed by both parties. The provisions of any purchase order or other instrument of buyer are superseded by the provision of this contract.
  17. Choice of law. This contract shall be interpreted and its validity and effect shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida. Any litigation in any way related to this contract shall be brought in Seminole county, Florida.
  18. Attorney’s fees. In the event it becomes necessary for Automotive Lift Experts LLC. To retain legal counsel to implement collection procedures or to undertake litigation or to otherwise protect its rights under the contract, buyer shall pay Automotive Lift Experts LLC. a reasonable sum for attorney’s fees and related costs whether or not litigation proceeds to final judgment.
  19. Severability. If any provision of this contract as applied to any party or to any circumstance, shall be found by a court to be void, invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provision of this contract, the applications of any such provision in any other circumstance or the validity or enforceability of this contract.
  20. Arbitration. Any controversy arising out of or relating to this agreement or the making, performance or interpretation thereof shall be settled by final and binding arbitration under the commercial arbitration rules of the American arbitration association then in effect.
  21. Installation. Prices do not include installation. Unless specifically quoted by Automotive Lift Experts LLC. installation does not include offloading, oil, electrical, or air hookup, local or state permits, drawing, or structural calculations other than what may be provided in the equipment’s installation manual, costs attributable to inadequate concrete or contaminated soils.


    Seller shall be excused from performance hereunder and shall not be liable for any failure or delay in delivery of all or any part of the equipment because of acts of God; casualty losses; accidents; fires; floods; explosions; strikes; labor disputes; wars; civil disorders; vandalism; failures or delays in transportation; governmental or judicial action affecting the terms and conditions of this Agreement or otherwise; shortages of labor, fuel, raw materials, machinery, parts or supplies; or any other cause beyond its or its suppliers’ control. In the event of any such contingency, Seller shall have such additional time for performance as may be reasonably necessary and may allocate production and deliveries among its customers.


    Lead Time Information & Ship By Dates

    Lead times are estimated and can change based on order volumes. Lead time information is updated bi-weekly. All equipment lead time are production times, based on business days. Please allow time for trucks to be booked and product loaded, etc.

    Once the equipment order has been entered, Automotive Lift Experts LLC. assigns a ship by date. The ship by date is a tentative ship date and not an actual ship date. An order may ship on or before the ship by date depending on product availability, product demand, carrier availability, etc.

    If there is an issue with the ship by date received on the Order Acknowledgment, please contact Customer Service/Inside Coordinator immediately.

    Example: Ship by Date notification shows a November 1, 2022 date. This means that the order will ship on or before, November 1st. If delivery cannot be accepted before November 1st, contact Customer service as soon as the notification is received, to adjust the ship by date.


The concrete requirements for a car lift depend on various factors, including the weight capacity of the lift, the type of installation (surface-mounted or in-ground), and the local building codes. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Weight Capacity: The concrete needs to be able to support the weight of the car lift along with the maximum weight it will be lifting. Car lifts typically have weight capacities ranging from 6,000 pounds to over 30,000 pounds. Check the specifications provided by the manufacturer for the exact weight requirements.
  2. Thickness: The thickness of the concrete slab will depend on the weight capacity of the lift. Thicker slabs are needed for heavier lifts. Typically, for light-duty lifts (up to 9,000 pounds), a 4-inch slab may be sufficient. For heavier lifts, a thicker slab of 6 inches or more may be required.
  3. Strength: The concrete used for car lift installations should have a minimum compressive strength. This is typically specified by the manufacturer or local building codes. A common strength requirement for car lift installations is 4,000 psi (pounds per square inch) or higher.Cured for 28 days per local commercial practice
  4. Reinforcement: Reinforcement may be needed depending on the weight capacity of the lift and the local building codes. This can include rebar or wire mesh within the concrete slab to provide additional strength and prevent cracking.
  5. Surface Finish: The surface of the concrete should be smooth and level to ensure proper installation and operation of the car lift.
  6. Drainage: Ensure that the concrete slab has proper drainage to prevent water accumulation, which can cause damage to the lift over time.
  7. Expansion Joints: Expansion joints may be necessary to prevent cracking due to temperature changes and ground movement. No anchors should be installed within 8 inches of any crack, edge, or expansion joint. If these conditions cannot be met, a pad may be poured to accommodate the lift.

8. Never drill or cut into a Post-Tension Concrete Foundation! Cutting a Post-Tensioned Cable can result in severe injury or death. Post-Tensioned Foundations are compressed by high-strength steel tendons after the concrete has cured. Pressures on the steel tendons can be quite high. A qualified technician is required to identify cable locations prior to cutting or drilling. Post-Tension Slabs in many homes are indicated by a warning stamped into
the concrete, often found near the garage door. Older structures may have a plastic or paper sign fastened to the wall. If there are no signs indicating a Post-Tension Slab, undertake a careful examination of the exterior of the slab looking for small circular patching areas about 1.5 in. to 3 in. in diameter, typically 2 to 4-feet apart. These patches indicate the ends of the Post-Tension Cables. Another source of information is your local department of Building and Safety. Building and Safety may retrieve the structure plans to determine if the building has a Post-
Tensioned Slab.

9. Never install a Lift on damaged or defective concrete.

10. The maximum allowable slope of the pre-existing concrete is 3-degrees.

11. Never install a Lift on hand-mixed concrete.

12. Do not install a Lift on a secondary floor level or on any ground floor with a basement beneath, without written authorization from the building Architect

It's important to consult with a structural engineer or contractor experienced in car lift installations to determine the specific requirements for your situation and location. Additionally, always check local building codes and regulations to ensure compliance.

Failure by purchaser to provide the recommended mounting surface could

result in unsatisfactory lift performance, property damage, or personal injury.


What To Do if Your Concrete Does Not Meet the Minimum Requirements

What To Do if Your Concrete Does Not Meet the Minimum Requirements

Never setup a car lift on concrete that does not meet the minimum requirements.  This can create a safety hazard and lead to serious injury.

The best way to address concrete that does not meet minimum requirements is to pour a new slab of concrete.  Keep in mind of few key considerations: 

  • Make sure any new concrete has at least a 28 day cure period.
  • Consider new concrete with a 4,000 PSI minimum (exceeds the 3,000 PSI required for car lifts).

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How Thick is Concrete for a Car Lift?

How Thick is Concrete for a Car Lift?

Most floor and concrete specifications dictate that the slab thickness should be at least 4 inches thick and be able to handle at least 4000 psi. 

Additional concrete requirements will vary by lift.

  • 4″ Minimum Thickness is best for 8,500 lbs – 10,000 lbs car lifts
  • 6″ Minimum Thickness is best for 11,000 lbs – 15,000 lbs lifts
  • 16,000+ lbs car lifts require a minimum of 8"thick concrete slab

Note: The above recommendations vary from brand to brand. Some might recommend a thicker for specified weight.

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Thickness by Car Lift Capacity

Thickness by Car Lift Capacity

In general, lower car lift capacity weights need less concrete thickness.  Larger capacity weight car lifts require increased concrete thickness.

Car lifts start with 10,000 pounds of lift capacity and increase up to 20,000 pounds of lift capacity.  

  • 9,000 to 10,000 pounds of lift capacity typically requires a 4 inch minimum thickness.
  • Greater than 10,000 pounds of lift capacity typically requires 6 inch minimum thickness.

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Importance of a Stable Foundation

Importance of a Stable Foundation

The stability of your car lift installation hinges on a strong and durable foundation. A properly thick concrete slab provides the necessary support to prevent structural damage and ensure the safety of both the lift and the vehicles it’s carrying. Without the right foundation, the lift’s stability can be compromised, potentially leading to accidents or equipment malfunction.

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