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A number of lift sellers have been observed to fraudulently apply the ALI name, logos or marks to the vehicle lifting products they offer for sale.  The offending products directly incorporate the ALI name, logos, marks or text to indicate or otherwise infer that the automotive lifting products offered for sale are approved, certified or endorsed by ALI, ANSI, OSHA, an NRTL or some other real or imagined authority.  These retailers have either never been an official, authorized participant or an ALI member and are simply attempting to confuse buyers or they have lost their certification or membership by violating ALI policy.  Just because they show product images in their catalogs or on their websites that include the ALI name, logos or marks does not necessarily mean they are official participants or ALI members.


To ensure that you receive the quality products, service and factory warranty to which you are entitled, it is important that all of your ALI lift certification related purchases be made through ALI authorized participants, ALI member companies or through their approved distribution channels.


Lift buyers should be aware of the following claims:


The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an independent, third party, product certification body. This means that ALI meets the rigorous and continuing requirements of ANSI for authorization to apply the ALI and ANSI marks to automotive lifting products that are judged by an OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to conform to the current edition of the American National Standard governing automotive lifts. That standard is ANSI/ALI-ALCTV Standard for Automotive Lifts – Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing and Validation.


Automotive lifting products bearing the ALI name, logos or marks, or the ANSI logo may be offered only by authorized Participants in the ALI accredited lift certification program. Only authorized participants including direct and internet businesses are permitted to display the ALI name, logos or marks. Participant authorized agents including direct and internet businesses are NOT permitted to display the ALI name, logos, or ANSI logo on their marketing material or web sites. The ALI certification mark may be depicted by Participant authorized agents in strict accordance with ALI’s Participation agreement and section 25 of the Certification Program Participation Manual.


ALI has registered its name, safety materials, logos and marks relating to its business, including its lift and lift inspector certification programs, with the appropriate domestic and foreign Federal Registrars for intellectual property.  ALI will take all necessary steps to protect its intellectual property from unauthorized use.


Before making a lift purchase, visit the FAQ section and the Directory of Certified Lifts on ALI’s website and become an educated purchaser.


To inquire about the validity of a seller claiming domestic or foreign standards conformity, ALI certification, ALI membership, ANSI approval, OSHA compliance or other such claim, please send a detailed written request to:

The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc.
PO Box 85
Cortland, NY 13045
Fax: 607-756-0888

or to: EMAIL


ALI is committed to providing consumers with high-quality and reliable safety related information. The names of websites, companies, and products identified by the Automotive Lift Institute as providing false or misleading claims pertaining to automotive lift safety may be published on the ALI website