Automotive hoists lift the vehicle into the air so service work can be performed.
2 Post: 2 posts anchored to the ground that work on a hydraulic/cable system, or exclusively hydraulic, and lift the vehicle directly up into the air so the technician can perform the required work.
4 post: 4 posts anchored to the ground. The vehicle drives onto ramps, is lifted into the air, and additional rolling jacks are used to lift the vehicle off the ramps.
Scissor: A railed platform that can be raised straight up is known as a scissor lift. Criss-crossing metal supports that elongate as the platform is raised are the basic feature of scissor lifts that distinguishes them visually from other equipment used to lift vehicles

Inground: A vehicle hoist that is built into the construction of the concrete and uses hydraulic cylinders to lift the vehicle.