A car turntable is a rotating platform designed to make it easier to park a vehicle in a tight space or garage. It allows the driver to easily rotate their car so that they can drive out of the garage in a forward direction, rather than having to reverse out.
What are the benefits of a car turntable?
A car turntable can help to make parking and maneuvering in a small or awkwardly shaped garage much easier. It can also help to reduce the risk of damage to the car and the garage walls, as it eliminates the need for tight turning circles and awkward reversing maneuvers.
What types of car turntables are available?
There are a variety of car turntables available on the market, including both manual and electric models. Manual turntables require physical effort to rotate the platform, while electric turntables are powered by an electric motor and can be operated with the push of a button.
How do you use a car turntable?
Using a car turntable is relatively straightforward. The driver simply drives the vehicle onto the turntable and positions it in the center. The turntable is then activated, either manually or automatically, and the vehicle rotates around its axis. The driver can then exit the turntable and continue driving in the desired direction. It’s important to note that car turntables should only be used by experienced drivers and in areas where there is sufficient space and clearance to operate the turntable safely.
How much weight can a car turntable support?
The weight capacity of a car turntable can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer. However, most car turntables are designed to support the weight of a standard passenger vehicle. At AAQ, our Autolift AL-TT 6000-6 is designed can hold up to 10,000kg in gross vehicle mass.
Do I need a professional to install a car turntable?
While some car turntables may require professional installation, many models can be installed by a competent DIY enthusiast. It is important to carefully read the installation instructions and follow all safety guidelines to ensure a safe and effective installation.
Can a car turntable be used outdoors?
Yes, many car turntables can be used outdoors, but it is important to choose a model that is designed for outdoor use and is weather-resistant. Outdoor turntables may also require additional maintenance to ensure longevity in harsh weather conditions.
How much space do you need for a car turntable?
The amount of space required for a car turntable depends on the size of the turntable and the size of the vehicle it will be used with. Generally speaking, a car turntable will require a circular space that is at least 1.5 times the diameter of the turntable. For example, a 5-metre diameter turntable would require a circular space that is at least 7.5 meters in diameter (5 metres x 1.5) to allow for safe operation and maneuvering of the vehicle. Our AL-TT6000-6 Car Turntable is 6-8 metres in diameter.
How do I maintain my car turntable?
To maintain your car turntable, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines and regularly inspect the platform for signs of wear or damage. This may include lubricating the bearings, checking the electrical components for damage, and cleaning the surface of the platform regularly.
What is the lifespan of a car turntable?
The lifespan of a car turntable can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer, as well as how well it is maintained. However, a well-maintained car turntable can last for many years and provide reliable service for the life of the vehicle.
How much does a car turntable cost?
The cost depends on the manufacturer and specifications. At AAQ, our AL-TT6000-6 model costs $39,000 AUD. This model is designed for both workshops and the home user.
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