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Coats Launches ALI Certified Lift Inspections

Nashville, TN, – February 21, 2024 – The Coats Company, renowned for its excellence in wheel service equipment, has proudly introduced its latest service offering: Coats Certified Lift Inspections. Designed to ensure unparalleled safety and compliance for automotive lifts, this new offering reinforces Coats’ commitment to overall shop well-being. 

“Technicians not only have to stand by their work, but they have to stand UNDER it and everything that goes along with that,” said Mike Kroll, District Service Manager for the Coats Service Network. “Being an automotive service technician is one of the very few jobs that requires a man to stand underneath tons of iron that’s suspended in the air every day. So, it’s important to know that these guys are protected when it comes to lift safety.” 

Coats’ inspections are conducted by ALI Certified Lift Inspectors who have undergone rigorous training, ensuring unbiased assessments of various automotive lifts, regardless of brand, including 2-post, 4-post, scissor, wheel-engaging mobile, or in-ground lifts. 

“The great thing about our certified lift inspections is that our customers are going to get a total 360 safety check of their equipment WITHOUT being sold on unnecessary repairs,” said Kroll. “Since the inspection is being done by an unbiased third party that doesn’t perform the required service on the lift, you can have confidence that we will give you our professional recommendations on any lift brand.” 

This expansion of our services addresses an industry need that Coats saw in the market to make sure shops are staying safe. By prioritizing technician safety and shop safety to ensure that industry compliance standards are being met. 

“At Coats, we create all our products with safety in mind,” said John Falatok, Director of Service at the Coats Company. “We are excited to expand our service offerings to help ensure the safety of hardworking technicians in the field.”

Key Features of Coats’ ALI Certified Lift Inspections:

  • Comprehensive Inspection for All Lift Types: Coats’ comprehensive coverage means shops and dealerships can rely on one trusted partner for inspections across their entire fleet of lifts, ensuring consistent safety standards.
  • 360 Inspection Process & Easy Scheduling: Coats’ expert inspectors follow the ALI Check360 Certified Lift Inspection Program, conducting a thorough assessment encompassing structural, electrical, and mechanical components, as well as reviewing training logs, operating instructions, and safety materials. Coats’ easy appointment scheduling ensures minimal disruption to daily operations for busy managers.
  • Easy Access Document Portal: Coats provides a proprietary database and online portal for seamless management of safety inspections and certifications, eliminating the need for cumbersome paper processes.

“Not only does that make it super easy for whoever owns a lift, but in terms of dealerships with multiple bays, it simplifies the process, making life easy,” added Kroll.

  • Streamlined Multi-Location Support: Coats’ expertise extends to all kinds of automotive lifts, ensuring that every lift at every dealership location meets safety standards, with centralized management and scheduling across all locations.

“Our team is qualified to educate lift owners on what the lift safety standard is, how to be compliant with those standards, and what compliance means,” added Kroll. 

By partnering with Coats for ALI Certified Lift Inspections, automotive service providers not only ensure safety and compliance but also build trust with employees and customers, enhancing their reputation. 

Coats stands out in the industry by offering a streamlined solution for inspection report storage, making the management of multiple locations efficient and easy. With an emphasis on safety, clear unbiased inspections, and a commitment to technician well-being, Coats is the ideal choice for lift inspections prioritizing safety, compliance, and proactive maintenance. 

Schedule your shop or dealership’s ALI Certified Check360 Lift Inspections today and experience the difference that comes with a trusted industry leader. Choose excellence, choose Coats. 

For more information, visit or contact Coats Service Network at 1(800)-688-6359.  

About The COATS Company: 

Coats is a global leader in manufacturing and distributing wheel service, alignment, lift, and inspection equipment for the automotive market. With a legacy of over 75 years, Coats is committed to delivering equipment that is “Engineered to Perform, Designed to Last.” Their products are built with quality, durability, and usability in mind. To support their customers and their Coats equipment, they have a dedicated team of top-notch direct technicians across the United States. They are proud to be made in Nashville, Tennessee while supplying equipment globally to their customers. Drawing on decades of expertise, market perspective, and innovative engineering, Coats keeps repair shops, tire dealers, big box retailers, and car dealerships rolling and ready for rapid industry evolution. 

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