A parking garage lifting system need to be sturdy. Manufacturers select strong materials and stable designs to make sure that the system can carry vehicles weighing thousands of pounds. The specific capacities will be stated in the system specification for guidance. Most can only lift sedans while other can power through SUVs and vans. Advanced designs would be necessary for trucks and other massive vehicles.

These have built-in safety lock mechanisms. Owners will not have to worry about a collapse due to weight or system failure. There are also emergency brakes that can be activated with mechanical buttons. The motions are always slow and precise to prevent any accidents.

Buyers should also check the maximum height of the platform to make sure that their second car will fit in the lower slot. This can be an issue with SUVs, vans, and other tall vehicles. The width of the platform will also be important. Vehicles must fit with ample room at both sides.