BendPak BlogJuly 17th, 2014
Geoff Sykes of Global Rallycross fame is pleased to announce the recent partnership with BendPak-Ranger to help promote their newest product, the QuickJack™ portable motorsports jack system. The QuickJack is a lightweight, fully portable low-rise car jacking system that professional motorsports teams can use to get their cars in the air quickly.
Commented Geoff Sykes, a world class driver and new QuickJack spokesperson; “When I’m racing, time saved in the paddock means extra time on the track. We’re always looking for products to help my crew work faster and perform better. In the past we were always forced to use floor jacks and jack stands after every track run. The QuickJack allows us to put the floor jacks and jack stands away and get the car off the ground in less than a minute. My crew can’t live without the QuickJack.”
A world class professional racing driver with a proven reputation, Sykes is known for delivering results-driven marketing solutions to long-standing business partners with his fierce passion for motorsports. He’s a Global Rallycross driver, X Games athlete and current national USTCC GT 2013 champion; won the national BMW CCA Racing championship as a rookie with new track records and multiple wins and now sits as a 3 time regional and national champion. See more at: www.geoff-sykes.comFebruary 13th, 2014
Automotive Service Equipment (ASE Deals.com) launches new website to further assist their growing online audience.
Authorized BendPak Ranger dealer, ASE Deals, recently overhauled their website, which reflects their vision of delivering the best brands backed with superior customer service.
The website has a new contemporary look and feel, and enables customers to easily search for new products and services, such as BendPak 2-post or 4-post lifts. The new site is fully integrated with the company’s social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and its blog, and has an integral customer relationship management system to ensure that after-service professionals are fully informed of customers’ needs in real time.
“Technology and design move at a fast pace and our website had become outdated,” said Brian Lockhart, Automotive Service Equipment President. “We felt it was time to refresh the layout of the website and to make some key improvements. Our new website reflects the heavy investment we are making as an organization into our e-seller communication tools. The new site enables an improved level of interaction with our customers. We believe it reflects our service promise in its truest sense.”
In addition to being more accessible, dynamic and interactive, Automotive Service Equipment’s new website is search-driven, making it faster and easier for visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for. The new site offers a wealth of information and resources, including educational materials, tutorials, maintenance articles and more.
To see the new Automotive Service Equipment website, please go to www.asedeals.comOctober 9th, 2013
We are proud to announce the launching of our new finance division, BP Leasing, to provide equipment leasing through BendPak’s national dealer network in cooperation with FirstLease Inc. of Fort Washington, Pa.
Authorized BendPak / Ranger dealers will now be able to offer customers a lease option that minimizes capital risk and provides flexible lease plans, including re-lease, purchase, or return at lease end, the company said. Customers can arrange total financing, including shipping and installation costs, within the program’s flexible funding methods.
We’re excited that our dealers are able to offer a leasing program with 100-percent financing through our FirstLease partnership. It’s just another way to make it easier for buyers to get the products they need.
As our VP of sales and marketing, Jeff Kritzer put it, “Our new domain is bpleasing.com It’s exactly our intention, to ‘be pleasing.'”
BendPak’s leasing program covers purchases up to $250,000, features nationwide coverage, extended term options, and approvals within 24 to 48 hours. Same-day approvals are available for those requiring expedited finance solutions, the company said.
Head to bpleasing.com now for more info.June 13th, 2013
When you think of a BendPak two-post lift, you probably picture a big, beefy two-post frame surrounding a huge truck that is suspended majestically off the ground. The funny thing is, all of that relies on four things you probably didn’t think about—the contact pads. We offer many options here at BendPak, but by far the most popular has been our rubber pads.
But since these points of contact are so important, we started to ask ourselves: can we do better? And as usual, when we put our minds to it, we came up with something pretty darn great.
The problem with natural rubber is that it can degrade over time and, in extreme conditions, be hurt by certain chemicals. And even if that doesn’t happen, the material can be gouged or cut. But that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After all, its malleability is part of what makes natural rubber so grabby.
So after trying several popular compounds, our engineers hit on the perfect new material for our two-post pads—something at least as grabby as natural rubber but superior in strength and overall toughness: Polyurethane. These new Polyurethane two-post contact pads are so tough in fact, that we are proud to call them Tuf-Pads™.
You see, they use a specially formulated hardness elastomer that we designed specifically to resist cutting, abrasions, and gouging—even those tricky chemicals and solvents–but without sacrificing that necessary stickiness that you get from rubber. And not only that, we made new Tuf-Pads™ extra durable to extend the life of the contact pads, taking your investment even further than you thought.
Like we said, those contact pads are small when compared to the rest of the two-post car lift structure, but they can make all the difference. So here at BendPak, we sweat the little stuff so you won’t have to.
Check out the Tuf-Pads™ product page for more information. They come included with new BendPak two-post lifts or you can buy them online. And while you’re there, check out all the other great accessories from BendPak designed to make automotive service a breeze.May 23rd, 2013
From time to time, we like to spotlight one of our happy BendPak fans in the blog. This time around the honor goes to Mr. Robert Kolsch, who purchased a BendPak four-post car lift for his residential garage back in March. Here’s some of the nice things Robert had to say about BendPak Lifts:
I want to thank you and your entire team of experienced installers for assembling my BendPak HD-9ST four post car lift today! It fits in the garage perfectly and allows me to park two cars in the space of one, plus the ability to perform routine maintenance and repairs. Quality work deserves a letter of recommendation…I will send a few photos over the next few days for your reference. Thanks again for the great work!!!
But his gratitude didn’t stop there. He was so pleased, he wrote us another letter:
I wanted to send a quick e-mail to let you know how happy I am with my BendPak four post car lift! You installed it two months ago and it is working perfectly. It’s nice being able to keep both of my cars in one garage bay! Everyone who sees it can’t believe how sturdy and durable it is. You and your team did a fantastic job! Thanks again!
And then even a THIRD letter to express how happy he was with his BendPak car lift:
My wife is really impressed! My neighbors can’t get over it! I think it’s the best purchase I ever made! My air compressor arrives today…You and your crew did a great job! I will be referring your name to anyone who wants a car lift!
Thank you, Robert. It’s guys like you that make us proud of what we do.May 21st, 2013
In an effort to better serve their growing Latin customer base, automotive equipment manufacturer BendPak-Ranger recently launched a Spanish language version of their popular English website.
BendPak’s Spanish website, www.bendpak.com.mx, is a direct adaptation of their English version and the culmination of over eight months of dedicated effort. To translate the site into Spanish and keep it updated, rather than outsourcing, BendPak hired a dedicated Spanish language marketing staff to oversee content creation and adaptation…see the full story.
“Whether a prospective customer is building a new shop or updating their current workplace with new equipment, we know that the Internet is often the first resource he or she will turn to for guidance,” said Jeff Kritzer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our goal with the new Spanish website is to provide efficient, native language guidance and easy-to-find information for the most common needs of our Spanish-speaking site visitors.”
The expanding Latin market is an important segment for BendPak / Ranger. The Spanish website launch further demonstrates their enduring commitment to the Hispanic community. This new Spanish website includes everything from catalogs and videos, to installation and maintenance manuals allowing Latin customers to find the information they need quicker and easier.
“As one of the fastest growing garage equipment providers in the world, we felt a responsibility to provide our Spanish-speaking consumers with the leading resource tool on the Internet, in their own language,” said David Ramirez, Director of International Sales for BendPak. “The launch of our new website is yet another step we’ve taken to accomplish this mission.”March 16th, 2013
Get to know the Ranger R30XLT NextGen Tire Changer a little better. Check out the just-released video on YouTube and get a full overview of the time-saving features that make this tire machine a great investment for any shop. This is one of the sturdiest machines Ranger makes, complete with easy-to-use foot pedals and a unique roller tool that you’ve just got to see.
See it below:
Fast N’ Loud is back Monday February 18th for their second season. They’ve got a ton of surprises in store, but one of them is a brand new garage. That’s right guys, Gas Monkey Garage has moved, expanded, and upgraded! Naturally, they guys (Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufmann) wanted to outfit their shop with only the best—and that means BendPak / Ranger equipment. So we sent a team of installers down to Texas to hook them up and they came back with these pictures.
Now normally this isn’t too big of a deal—BendPak car lifts and equipment are in famous shops and garages all over the world, not to mention on tons of automotive TV shows. But as we flipped through these photos it dawned on us…season 2 of Fast N’ Loud hasn’t even hit and here we have world-exclusive photos of the bigger, better Gas Monkey Garage.
So what else could we do? Like any good fan there’s only one course of action: post them online and share them with all our friends! So what the heck are you waiting for?
Head over to the official BendPak Flickr page to be one of the first in the general public to check out the all new Gas Monkey Garage on the upcoming Fast N’ Loud season!January 9th, 2013
Parking lots, particularly in big cities, all eventually run into the same problem—space constraints. Before you go out and try to buy up the surrounding properties to knock them down and build another lot, consider BendPak’s PL-14000 triple-stacker parking solutions. The PL-14000 is the most cost effective way to increase your parking capacity by 300% without having to hassle with the pain of acquiring new property, obtaining building permits, an architect, and all that goes with creating a new structure.
Check out the video below to see how the PL-14000 works its magic. This thing is so big, we had to film it outside. Good thing it’s designed to work flawlessly inside or outside.
If you want to learn more, go directly to the PL-14000 parking lift product page.December 21st, 2012
It’s become something of a tradition here at BendPak to give our friends a little dose of automotive holiday cheer. Check out this year’s desktop background, courtesy of the creative department here at BendPak. Think of it as our Christmas card to all you fine gearheads.
Hope you enjoy!