Lifts with their lifting assemblies installed below the garage floor are known as inground lifts. Most modern manufacturers of inground lifts have developed systems to contain all of the hydraulic components within an enclosure. This reduces the risk of soil contamination from hydraulic leaks.
These lifts employ one or more hydraulic pistons or scissors mechanisms depending on the type of vehicle and how much weight is to be lifted. Light-duty lifts use one or two pistons. Heavy-duty inground lifts feature two to three pistons or scissors mechanisms.
Different inground lifts are manufactured to suit almost any type of repair or maintenance service on virtually any vehicle.