The compact and relatively affordable QuickJack hydraulic car lift consists of two frames (one for each side of the vehicle), a power unit that pumps hydraulic fluid to both frames, and a hand-held controller to raise and lower the frames. When not in use, the QuickJack stores vertically for a small footprint. The entry model (one of six available) costs $1,340, is claimed to have 3,500-pound-capacity and can raise the vehicle 21 inches in less than 30 seconds. It’s also available for 110 or 220 volts AC, or 12 volts DC. At the top end, the 6,000-pound-capacity QuickJack sells for $1,800. View the line at

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