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Four-Post Lift Operating Procedure

Drive the vehicle on the runways, centering the weight of the vehicle on the lift. Apply the parking brake and chock both sides of at least one wheel. Raise the vehicle to the desired height. Once at the desired height lower the lift onto the load holding device (safety locks). After work is completed remove everything from under the vehicle. First raise the vehicle off the load holding device to disengage the latches, then lower it to the ground. Always refer to the lift manufacturer instructions for specific lifting procedures. The Automotive Lift Institute has up-to-date manuals, videos, CD-Roms, DVDs, and other materials to safely operate automotive lifts.