How To Use A Car Jack

Car Jack

If you want to know how to use a car jack, Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram can help! Knowing how to use a jack for a car is essential knowledge for all drivers. Our service team has put together this quick guide so you’ll know how to use a car jack in the event that you get a flat and need to change a tire while driving in Naperville. If you have questions, please contact us or pop by our service center, located right here at our dealership in Shorewood.

How to Use a Jack for a Car

Need to use a jack stand? No problem! Follow these simple steps on how to use a jack for a car:

  • Park the car securely on level ground and set the parking brake. Never use a jack stand on dirt or grass!!
  • Place wheel wedges, wooden blocks, or bricks behind all the wheels that are remaining on the ground. This helps to prevent rolling.
  • If your car has a manual transmission, put it in first gear as an extra precaution.
  • Read your owner’s manual to find out where the jack should be placed beneath your car. If you need to lift only one wheel, lift that corner of the car. If you need to lift the front or rear of the car, choose a jack stand point at the center of the frame on the front or rear of the vehicle.
  • There are two types of jack stands: scissor and hydraulic. With a scissor jack, insert the rod and crank. With a hydraulic jack, insert the handle into the jack’s body and pump the handle up and down to lift your car to the desired height.
  • Place the jack stand under the car frame at the “pinch weld,” a reinforced point on your car’s frame.
  • Adjust the height of the stand to where you’ll be able to remove the wheel and then lock it into place.
  • Gently push the car to make sure it won’t move.
  • After finishing your work, lower the car gently back to the ground, then remove the jack.

Rely On Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Auto Service Near Joliet

Now that you know how to use a jack for a car, contact us at Tyson Motor Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram if you need help with any other aspects of changing a tire. From tire rotation to tire replacement, we’re here for you! Schedule an appointment online or check out our car care guides for more information about tire life and other topics. You can also simply drop by to speak with one of our technicians—we’re easy to reach from Yorkville!

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