The right choice to use for a car hoist is hydraulic fluid for your Car Hoist and Most Car Hoists manufacturers will recommend Hydraulic oil AW32 or Hydraulic oil AW 46.

The Hydraulic oil systems in hoists don’t require “topping up” as the hoist doesn’t use a great amount of oil unless a seal gives way or wears, the color of the oil needs to be the same otherwise you create what is called a cocktail.