Choosing The Best Transmission Jack

A good transmission jack is going to be a big help to your garage in its everyday running, ensuring that you have a reliable piece of equipment that will allow you to quickly raise a vehicle off the ground so that you can do whatever work needs to be done on it.

However, it is important to remember that transmission jacks don’t come in a “one size fits all” designation. Instead, different jacks will be capable of handling different loads, so you need to consider the types of vehicles you provide a service to in addition to the points below before ordering a new one for your garage.

Weight Capacity

Each transmission jack will have a maximum weight that should never be exceeded. While you may find that many jacks are capable of lifting above this weight if needed, you’re going to find that you simply increase the amount of wear and tear you inflict on the jack, which could lead to it lasting for far less time than it should or, in worst case scenarios, failing on you in the middle of your work.

As such, if you’re aware that you are going to be lifting heavy vehicles, be sure to carefully check the jacks that you’re looking at to ensure that the one you choose is built to lift the weights you are looking at on a regular basis. You will appreciate it in the long run.

Build Quality

The work that has gone into the creation of the transmission jack is perhaps even more important than the weight limit. If the piece of garage equipment is poorly designed, you’re just going to find that it fails on you fairly quickly and you end up having to spend even more money than you intended on buying a replacement.

While this is never going to be a problem with any transmission jacks purchased from us, it is always good to examine the build quality of the jack before purchase. Look for any quality certifications that it has received from respected organisations and check the warranty as well. A general rule of thumb is that a longer warranty means more confidence in the product, which should mean you are getting something of a particularly high quality.

The Finish

When looking at the build quality of the transmission jack, one of the easiest ways of seeing how much care has gone into its creation it to look at the paintjob used for the finish.

Assuming that it is brand new, you should find that the finish on the jack is completely free of cracks and flakes of paint. If it isn’t, you may be buying a second hand product or, even worse, a brand new product that has not been built to the standards required by most garages.


In order to ensure you get the best quality every time, you should only purchase from a trusted supplier. Here at Garage Equipment we offer a range of transmission jacks that will ensure you get the quality you’re looking for.

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