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In many urban areas, dealer growth is physically limited by a lack of available land or by high real estate prices. When outward expansion is not feasible, a parking lift lets you expand vertically so you can continue to grow your business.
There are several different parking lift designs, but they are all based on the same concept: accommodating multiple vehicles vertically within the footprint of a single traditional parking spot. Options include the impressive multi-stacking ganged parking lift that can stack vehicles three levels high or more, double- or triple-wide platform lifts, tandem lifts with independently moving platforms, tilt platform lifts designed to fit in environments with low ceilings, and new space-saving scissor lifts that completely eliminate side posts. Most parking lifts are available galvanized to protect against rust and corrosion so they can be installed outside. Whichever style you choose, a parking lift helps you maximize your space and minimize expense.
Here are the top three reasons dealers across the country are installing parking lifts.
- Double or triple the space you have for inventory. Many dealers spread their inventory across multiple lots. Installing parking lifts lets you keep more vehicles on-site and easily accessible for customer test drives. Why pay rent for additional lots if you can install lifts on your own property and consolidate your inventory in one place?
- Show off your vehicles. Putting eye-catching, popular vehicles on the upper tier of your parking lifts is an easy way to extra attention from passing motorists.
- Increase shop productivity. Many service departments have limited parking space, which means turning away customers who drop in or request appointments when space is full. Parking lifts let you handle that overflow more smoothly; the increased productivity will quickly improve your bottom line.