Different types of car lifts in the UK

With this in mind, join us as we delve into the world of car lifts, exploring their diverse usages and capabilities. But first, let’s explore what a car lift is in the first place.


What is a Car Lift?

A car lift, sometimes known as a car elevator or vehicle elevator, is a lift designed for the vertical transportation of cars, usually inside buildings. There is a range of different types of car lift in terms of features and functionalities.

The objective of these lifts is usually to increase the number of cars that can be parked in parking lots and parking garages. Where space is limited, and land purchases are expensive, for example in city centres, car parking with these car lift systems can reduce overall costs by reducing the amount of land to park the same number of cars.

Car lifts may also include those that mechanics use to service the undercarriage of cars, such as 4 post lifts and scissor lifts. However, these are not ones that Lödige UK supplies, instals, fixes or maintains.


Types of Car Lifts

Picked from Lödige Industries UK range of cost-efficient car lifts, here are three essential types of car lift you need to know about:


The Pegasos

The Pegasos garage car lift is designed for buildings with limited space. It has the appearance of a garage and fits seamlessly into a parking structure design, in place of a more conventional ramp.

This type of car lift is ideal for up to 20 car spaces, with the car lift bringing both the car and its occupants to the parking deck. It requires no pit as it can be mounted directly on the floor and with no machine room, meaning it’s easy to plan.

What’s more, the Pegasos car lift’s platform is versatile, and can be implemented with a variety of configurations. And, it uses a silent electric motor, meaning noise pollution is reduced to below required limits. 

With the Pegasos car lift, it’s possible to transport cars and passengers, as well as transport people without a car - for example, with bicycles or rubbish containers. This can be done via request.


The Carrico

The Carrico car lift is another vertical transportation system designed to transport vehicles between different floors. This type of lift is ideally suited to scenarios where there are lower lifting heights and less frequent usage than other types of car lift. 

It features particularly high storage capabilities, with it being suitable for buildings with up to 26 parking spaces. What’s more, as with the Pegasos car lift, it has two automatic stops at different levels, enabling you to ride the lift without pressing any buttons. 

The Carrico car lift operates at a low level of noise and is a very cost-effective way of fitting more cars in a limited space.


The Traffico

Last on our list of different types of car lifts is the Traffico. This hydraulic car lift is the option with the largest capacity as well as the greatest amount of flexibility. 

Like the Carrico, It’s ideal for larger public buildings - both commercial and residential - and transports both cars and passengers quickly and reliably to the required parking level. Additionally, it has customisable options to meet individual requirements where needed and can support parking garages for up to 40 cars.

The Traffico car lift offers automated operation and can be operated by remote control or smart card, with automatic doors and light beams between the cabin and shaft doors. This ensures there is no damage to the car during entry and exit.

With the automatic operation, light barriers facilitate vehicle positioning, and when there are two stopping points, the journey to the other level starts automatically as soon as the vehicle is positioned correctly.


Find out more about Lödige Industries Parking Solutions

If you’re not sure of the best option for your home or your business, get in touch with Lödige for a conversation about your specific needs, and how a car lift can help save you space and money. 

Or, choose the best parking solution for you with our Product Finder, which provides you with the chance to pick the best solution for your project.  
You can reach us by phone or e-mail. We look forward to your message.


Frequently Asked Questions

How are car lifts maintained?

Car lifts are essential for efficient operations, but their reliability hinges on consistent maintenance. This is where Lödige Industries excels, offering tailored services to ensure your car lifts perform optimally while remaining cost-effective.

At Lödige Industries, we possess a nationwide network of skilled technicians and engineers who are well-equipped to handle the intricacies of car lift maintenance. What sets us apart is our ability to respond promptly to faults, regardless of whether the equipment was originally supplied by Lödige or not. 

We understand that quality service is paramount, and as such, we invest significantly in our technicians' training and knowledge enhancement. By keeping them abreast of the latest industry advancements, we ensure they possess the expertise to confidently tackle any maintenance challenge, alleviating worries about service quality.

As your operational needs evolve, Lödige Industries remains at your side, ready to support your facility's expansion or transition to new technologies. Our experience extends beyond routine maintenance; we're also equipped to execute enhancements and modernisations that keep your car lift systems not only up to date but also at the forefront of technological advancements.


How does a car lift differ from a conventional parking system?

Unlike conventional parking systems that rely on horizontal movement of vehicles, car lifts employ vertical transportation to stack cars in a space-efficient manner. This vertical movement enables more cars to be parked in the same amount of space, ensuring less cost and less impact on the surrounding public realm.


Can a car lift be used for both residential and commercial buildings?

Yes, car lifts are versatile and can be installed in a wide range of settings, including residential apartment buildings, office complexes, shopping centres, and more. The choice of the appropriate type of car lift depends on the specific requirements of the location.

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