Is QuickJack safe to use without a jack stand?
When the QuickJack Portable Car Lift is used according to our instructions (vehicle frame’s lifting points properly engaged, weight capacity not exceeded, etc.) the lift is safer and more stable than any jack stand on the market. In fact, QuickJack has been awarded EC-Type Examination Certificate. Safety systems, strength-of-design, manufacturing quality and electrical compliance are just a few things that these third-part testing laboratories investigate rigorously before awarding certification.
If you compare our safety standards to those of other portable car lifts, you’ll find that QuickJack leads the industry in both safety and quality. We’re proud of that.
There is no portable car lift like QuickJack on the market, so it’s natural to ask questions related to safety, and we’re glad you care enough to ask. Collapsible and portable car lifts are not entirely new products. In general, auto enthusiasts are used to seeing portable scissor jacks, traditional jacks/stands and of course, a garage lift like MaxJax™ that resembles familiar two-post lifts. QuickJack, for lack of a better phrase, is sort of a wrench in the system because it looks and behaves unlike any of the other aforementioned car lifts. To ensure safety (and receive EC-Type Examination Certification), QuickJack is constructed with 14-gauge welded steel frames. It’s thick, high-quality steel that’s made to last. We’re also very proud of QuickJack’s automatic safety locks. These locks engage at both the mid and max levels.
Sometimes people wonder if the maximum extension is somehow more unsafe than the mid-level. Interestingly enough, while the mid-level rise is certainly safe to operate under, the max extension further reduces the horizontal force of the car against the lift, which in turn reduces stress on the unit. Think of it this way. If you stick your right arm straight out in front of you and let a trusted (non-violent) friend smack your forearm, your arm is easier to move (QuickJack, however, won’t.) If you take that same arm, stick it straight up in the air, make a fist and let your friend hit it, your arm is better locked in place. Given that QuickJack is an engineering marvel, it’s not going to fall on you at any rise level. The auto-locking safety arms just the icing on the cake for an already extraordinarily safe car lift.