Why did we invent a new portable car jack?


Why did we invent a new portable car jack?

Saturday, August 27, 2016
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QuickJack portable car lift SLX model renderingQuickJack’s designers and engineers created a new garage lift with one simple goal in mind: to get drivers under their cars safely, quickly and efficiently. In fact, QuickJack was primarily designed for racers who get tired of dancing with floor jacks and jack stands after each race.

A typical support team’s duty for the weekend is strenuous and repetitive. Just think about it. First the car needs to be made ready. Get the floor jack set up, stands in place and tires off, then back to the floor jack, remove the stands and of course, see the car safely lowered. Then it’s practice time. This means get the floor jack set up, stands in place and tires off, then back to the floor jack, remove the stands and of course, see the car safely lowered. Time to qualify! Get the floor jack set up, stands in place and tires off, then back to the floor jack, remove the stands and of course, see the car safely lowered. Now it’s Saturday. Get the floor jack set up, stands in place and tires off, then back to the floor jack, remove the stands and of course, see the car safely lowered. And yes, the final race. Get the floor jack set up, stands in place and tires off, then back to the floor jack, remove the stands and of course, see the car safely lowered.

QuickJack eliminates all that bending, crouching, pumping, cranking, sweating and (see above) repetition. You will have all your wheels off before other teams have their cars in the air.

Compared to virtually every other garage lift on the market, lifting your car 20” off the ground in 30 seconds with our remote control is also pretty fun, right? For some of our older customers, or those with movement-restricting disabilities or injuries, the push-button lifting technology has opened accessibility to DIY car work to a wider audience than at any point in history. QuickJack doesn’t change how you work, but it makes the job a heck of a lot easier.

So why QuickJack? For one, we felt that garage lift technology has fallen behind. In 2016, for all our good old-fashioned American ingenuity, many of us are still lifting cars the way our grandfather did when he changed the tires on his thousand-year-old deathtrap jalopy that he swore he could keep running another 20,000 miles. And if we’re being honest, car jacks and jack stands like the one he used will always be around. They’re small, portable and generally reliable when used with a jack stand. That being said, old-fashioned car jacks have a tendency to fail, and car lift failure is not something we at QuickJack think you need to be worried about when you’re underneath your car. We knew we could do better.

People who are resistant to change might say, “I don’t need QuickJack when my car jack and stands work just fine.” Well, opening those old spring-loaded garage doors by hand didn’t take that much effort or time, either. Little things like electric garage door openers and the QuickJack simply turn out to be a very much appreciated convenience.

A few portable car jacks have emerged in the last decade or so, but QuickJack is awarded EC Certification according to the coveted EN-1493 safety standard. This was the golden safety standard for us, so we’re very proud to have achieved it.

Portable car jack framesWith our safety plug handled—which QuickJack puts first and foremost, no exceptions—we can compare out features to those of other car lifts and see the QuickJack is always the superior option. EZcarlift™ is often discussed amongst our prospective buyers alongside QuickJack, yet this lift still requires the use of a slow, annoying hand drill; its cross beams will interfere with critical undercarriage work; it’s expensive; it’s not EC-certified like QuickJack; and it requires a full car width next to your car to slide under it.

We knew we could do better. Two-post and four-post lifts are great, but they’re bulky and expensive. Even MaxJax™, a safe and reliable two-post portable car lift, which offers 52” inches of clearance, is significantly more expensive than QuickJack. Many times with multiple cars parked side by side under a canopy, there is simply little or no room to easily navigate a floor jack or floor jack handle.

We knew we could make something new. QuickJack’s demand has been through the roof, and it’s all we can do to try to keep our supply up with what’s currently being ordered. Our fan base is raving about QuickJack. For years, a gap has existed between the garage lift technology that was being offered and the public desire for innovation. QuickJack has filled that gap, and we’re proud to offer incredible customer service as you decide with us which garage lift is best for you. We know you’re considering QuickJack for a reason.

We know you’re going to love us. We thought we might mention… you will get a lot of attention. Not sure if it’s a good thing, but you will be the talk of the paddock area or wherever you’re lifting your car.

TL;DR: We invented QuickJack in order to provide a safer, more efficent and easy-to-use car jacking system to customers tired of car jacks and jack stands. If you can’t afford or fit a full-size car lift, QuickJack is the perfect solution to access every part of your car without worrying about it tipping over, nor do you need to worry about the jack failing.