Guess what? We have an entire company dedicated to service and inspection.

What is ALI?

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts.

To learn more about ALI, click here!

What is ALI certification?

ALI sponsors a Certification Program for automotive lifts. Today, 100% of all newly certified vehicle lifts are certified under this program, however, not all past automotive lifts are certified.

To learn more about ALI Lift Certification, click here!

What about lift inspection?

ANSI/ALI ALOIM (current edition) , the American National Standard outlining the safety requirements for proper vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance, requires that a “qualified lift inspector” inspect every lift at least annually. For years, lift owners were left to find and evaluate “qualified lift inspectors” on their own with no uniform standards or guidance. With the introduction of the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program, lift owners now have a trusted third-party source to find local lift inspectors who have been tested and found qualified to inspect any lift.

To learn more about lift inspection, head over to ALI’s website!

What's the difference between an ALI inspector and other lift inspectors?

To learn more about the process for a company to become an ALI Inspector, read more here.


Lift inspectors, certified by ALI, are required to sign and adhere to the program’s Code of Ethics.  In addition, the service provider (the inspection company employing the inspector) is required to sign a separate Participant Code of Ethics.
Make sure that if you’re getting a lift inspection, you’re getting ALI.

Can an ALI-certified company give you uncertified inspections?

Yes, it can happen. Be sure that you’re asking your inspector for an ALI inspection.


Liftnow is the New York Tristate's #1 Automotive Equipment distributor. We pride ourselves on the ability to outfit repair shops, body shops and car dealerships with whatever they need to succeed. We have a full-time sales and service team, and also have design, inspection and financing services.

Liftnow - Automotive Equipment distributor


We are located in Westchester County, NY:

PO Box 972, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598