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October

The REAL Story of This Viral Car Lift Photo

This article has been heavily edited from its original form. A few things raced through our minds when we first saw the internet’s latest car lift fail.  BendPak has been in the car lift industry for over 30 years, so this would not be the first installation mistake we’ve encountered. In this instance, however, the […]

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July

BendPak Growth More Streamlined than Ever

BendPak has grown to be a dream 50 years in the making. During this half-century of evolving into the automotive equipment specialists we are today, our mission has been continually focused on improvement in all areas, including engineering and design, production and logistics, and of course, customer service. A look inside our new shipping facility […]

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March

These Parking Lifts Will Make You Go Bananas

Funny phrase, “Go Bananas.” Not sure what it takes to make people reach an excitement level equal to or greater than bananas, but we should add it to our BendPak mission statement. “If you don’t go bananas when you buy a car lift from us…” On second thought, maybe not. But we are excited about […]

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Designer Car Lifts: Why Should Auto Shops and DIY’ers Care?

The next time you pass by an auto shop, whether it’s a competitor of yours or a shop far away and out-of-state, hang back a minute and check out what kind of equipment they use. Consider: What brand(s) do they use? If their equipment is better than yours, how does that make you feel about […]

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February

BendPak Wins NASPO Contract for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Equipment

SANTA PAULA, CA—February 2017—BendPak Inc., a global manufacturer of car lifts and specialized garage equipment for servicing wheels, tires and brakes, won its contract bid from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), formally WSCA-NASPO. Under Master Contract no. 05316 for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment, BendPak will be providing municipalities and government […]

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November

Transform Your Garage with a Gunmetal Gray Car Lift

Since we announced the BendPak color shift from blue to Gunmetal Gray, we’ve gotten a huge response over the web. We didn’t make this choice blindly, of course; we spent months gathering opinions from customers and distributors, and overwhelmingly, the public call was for us to make the change to Gunmetal Gray. So, who are we […]

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Inside Look: Everything You Need to Know about the RP-50FC Oil Filter Crusher

Ranger Products RP-50FC important features The first feature we look at in an oil filter crusher is how easily it flattens metal filter casings. The RP-50FC oil filter crusher applies 25 tons of force, so it even works on thick, stubborn truck filters that can cause trouble for lesser machines. The other important thing we […]

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BendPak Recreates Color Scheme for Brand New Look

Santa Paula, California – November 2016 – When BendPak designed its earliest car lift models, they were painted Burgundy to match the tastes of that era. Years later, in the late 1980s, the company redesigned its brand and color scheme with the brilliant “BendPak blue” that defines their look today. This bold blue has helped […]

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October

The Worst Car Lifts Ever Built

We searched the Internet to find the worst car lifts ever built, and they come from all over this great nation of ours. Seriously, folks. Buy a real car lift before you attempt to replicate any of these hilarious-yet-stupid makeshift heaps of beautiful junk. 1. 101 Ways to Use a Lead Pipe You Found Sticking out of […]

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September

5 Ways to Wiggle out of Life and Finally Work in the Garage this Weekend

Men, there’s something about that period of time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving that gets kind of… repetitive. The holiday season is still a ways off, the weather is suffering from an identity crisis and the work week is really starting to drone. Your motorcycle has been covered on a parking lift in the garage […]

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