Boise Car Repair

New hoist allows us to work on large SUVs, work trucks

We're proud of our new hoist, which will allow us to lift large SUVs and work trucks up to 10,000 pounds.

We’re proud of our new hoist, which will allow us to lift SUVs and work trucks up to 10,000 pounds.

At Plantation Tune Tune, we’re constantly reinvesting in new equipment to stay current. Today, we just installed a $3,000 lift to raise vehicles up to 10,000 pounds. It’s our third hoist – our other two can lift up to 7,000 and 9,000 pounds.

This larger lift fills a need for servicing heavier vehicles. With this hoist, we will be able to lift up the heaviest SUVs, as well as many diesel work trucks and 1-ton trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, the Dodge Ram 3500 and Ford Super Duty F-350.

Modern lifts are totally above-ground. The old-style lifts, which had a large post that came up out of the ground, are no longer permissible. The EPA has banned them because they tended to leak oil into the ground and the new style is much more environmentally friendly. Plus, the below-ground lifts blocked off parts of the underside of the car. The above-ground lifts just contact the frame in a few places and stay out of the way, allowing better access for the auto technician. For a good summary on auto lifts, click here.