Ask the Expert: My vehicle lift bears a UL logo. Does that mean it is certified?

Q: My vehicle lift bears a UL logo. Does that mean it is certified?

A: No. While it is common for both certified and non-certified vehicle lifts to bear UL, ETL or CSA marks, these logos are meant to recognize the specific components they are affixed to (e.g. power units). If the label indicates “Certified Automotive Lift,” you can be assured the lift system has been evaluated and is certified to the appropriate standards. The Automotive Lift Institute’s (ALI) gold label is one of the best indicators that the entire lift system has been certified. The ALI gold label references ANSI/ALI ALCTV, the national standard governing lift design and construction. Any claim made about a lift being certified based on UL labels on the power unit or other components is false and misleading. 

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