Four-post lifts offer stable lifting systems for most vehicles by virtue of their design. Four-post units are the most cost-effective way of lifting a vehicle with wheel supports due to the use of hydraulic power. Despite these benefits, the design requires a lot of space and its platforms can obstruct certain types of work.
Although still used extensively for MOT installations, four-post vehicle lifts have largely been replaced by cheaper and ergonomically-superior two-post lifts for routine service work in garages throughout Hampshire and its surrounding areas. The capacity of a four-post lift starts at three tonnes.