Rear Tyre Selection:
Jacking up your car is something that you might need at some point in your life. Still, for many car owners, this is a mysterious and worrying task. The main confusion arises when people are not sure of where the jacking points on their car or van are located. If you fall under this category and are clueless when it comes to jacking (in an attempt to replace a tyre), this blog is for you.
Locating your vehicle’s jacking points can sometimes save you a lot of trouble. Below, we are listing all you need to know about jacking your vehicle up.
Jacking up a car basically means lifting the car using the jack tool you have in your vehicle. The obvious reason to jack up a car is to change a tyre. However, there might be other situations, such as inspecting brakes, where you might get under the vehicle.
If you want to be safe when jacking up a car, you should do things methodically and not rush on any step of the process. For instance, if you need to change a tire and only have one jack, the first step is to locate the common jacking point on your car.
To do that, look in your vehicle’s user manual or maintenance guide. Most modern cars usually use what’s called a “uniform body construction,” which means that the whole bottom of the car is welded together to give it strength. The jacking points are usually made by doubling up on the sheets to reinforce the area or including small notches to help stop certain jacks from slipping as the car is being jacked.
If you need to get your car off the ground, you have a few options of jacks, including a hydraulic bottle jack, a hydraulic trolley jack, or a scissor jack. Once you have found the jacking points, place your jack underneath and get going – you will find that you need to get the head of the jack to almost touching the jacking point and then adjust the position slightly to begin putting pressure on the point.
Some people like to use a piece of wood to hello protect the jack head and jack points. If you do that, just make sure the wood is lined up at a right angle to the jacking point. Once the jack starts to get locked by the pressure, start jacking more slowly. The image below shows some of the common car jacking points.
Before you start jacking your car, observe the following precautions:
If you don’t feel confident jacking your car up, don’t worry. The team at TyresOnline has got you covered with your custom tyre replacement or other needs on the road. Our Mobile Van Service will get to you quickly and make sure you are back on the road in no time. We can help with the Fitment of new tyres, tyre Inspection, spare tyre replacement, wheel balancing, wheel Protector Installation, tyre puncture or flat tyre repair!