Pit VS Lift

Investing in the right equipment for your garage is vital. After all, nobody wants to spend thousands on garage equipment only to find out that it doesn’t quite fit their workshop needs. 


In this post, you’re going to find out everything there is to know about the difference between Pits and Lifts and hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll know exactly what the right option is for your garage. 


What Is a Pit


Traditionally, a pit is used to inspect a vehicle in the garage from underneath. A pit is normally built into the ground and your mechanic is later based in the pit to inspect the vehicle they’re working on. 


Although they’re great for being able to inspect underneath a vehicle, they do come with some restrictions, including not being able to move the vehicle’s height. However, if that’s not a problem for you, there are many benefits of a Pit which you’ll likely find great for your garage. 


These include: 

  • No regular maintenance 
  • Space saving solution 
  • No height restrictions


These are definitely some great benefits if you’re looking to own a pit in your garage, but it’s important to remember a few key aspects. Firstly, you need to know for sure you’re able to commit to the groundwork.


If you are able to, then maybe a pit is your ideal choice, but why not take a delve into the section below to see if we can change your mind?!

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All About Lifts


Working on a vehicle is a difficult job, there are so many different sections you need to get to, to be able to successfully carry out your work. That’s where a lift comes in handy! Being able to lift up the vehicle you’re working on to a comfortable height can be a game changer.


We offer a wide range of lifts, perfect for your garage or workshop! They support even the largest of HGVs, allowing your technicians to carry out their repairs without any difficulty getting to each section of the vehicle in question. 





As we know, a Pit is built into the ground meaning you have to be absolutely sure you’re going to be inspecting your vehicles here! A Lift, however, can be moved so you have more freedom and flexibility if you ever want to restructure your workshop space, which is a great benefit to you as a workshop owner! 


Luckily for you, this is just one of many benefits of opting for a Lift, others include: 

  • Space saving – They help utilise the space available and double up as a parking space for convenience
  • Fantastic inspection  – They’re fantastic if you’re looking for an easy way to inspect the bottom of vehicles from all angles
  • Easy to use – This might seem super simple, but having easy-to-use garage equipment is a must if you want an easy-to-run business!
  • Cost Effective – Not only are they space-saving, but they’re money-saving too! You only have to pay for the lift.
  • Designed to last – Our range has been manufactured in a way that offers extreme strength and durability, so they are a long-lasting part of your workshop.


Whilst there are many benefits to investing in a lift for your workshop, you must also consider the cons of investing in this type of equipment. For example, if your garage struggles with space as it is, remember a Lift will need its own space within the garage.


 These are all things you need to consider before your purchase. 


Now that we’ve explained a few advantages and disadvantages of both Pits and Lifts the choice is now yours! 


We’ll give you some time to think, but if you do want to contact our team to find out more about your options or to enquire about a Pit or Lift, please call our team on 0208 498 1288 or email sales@v-techuk.com In the meantime, don’t forget to take a scroll through our site to see what else might catch your eye!

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