Partsavatar Car Parts, Canada - How to Use Car Jacks and Jack Stands

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Locate a smooth, level surface to park your vehicle. Work on a clean, paved area so your vehicle is on even ground. The parking brake will ensure your vehicle doesn’t lurch forwards or backwards while you jack it. Slip the floor jack underneath your vehicle so the arm is beneath the frame of your car or at a lift point. That way, it won’t fall down when the weight of your vehicle is placed on it. Once you’ve placed car jack stands you need, you can start working underneath your vehicle. And if you would prefer to have an expert to tackle this task for you, then certified mechanics of PARTSAVATAR CAR PARTS, CANADA

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How to Use Car Jacks and Jack Stands for Car 1. Locate a smooth level surface to park your vehicle. Work on a clean paved area so your vehicle is on even ground. Avoid jacking your vehicle in a place that’s bumpy near heavy traffic or covered in gravel. Check each side of your car is level so the jack or jack stands can’t slip out from underneath it. 2. Activate your vehicle’s parking brake. Find the lever in your vehicle that controls your parking brake and pull it until it’s activated. The parking brake will ensure your vehicle doesn’t lurch forwards or backwards while you jack it. 3. Place an area underneath your car to place your floor jack. Use hydraulic floor jack for the secure way to lift your vehicle. Slip the floor jack underneath your vehicle so the arm is beneath the frame of your car or at a lift point. 4. Set your car’s jack stand underneath the pinch points of your vehicle. The pinch points are located on the sides of your vehicle behind your front tires or in front of your rear tires. Slide your jack stand in

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from the side of your vehicle. Line up the divot on your jack stand with the part of the pinch point that extends down. 5. Adjust the height of the jack stand if you need to. If you have an adjustable jack stand lift the top of the jack stand up until it’s moving the pinch point on your vehicle. Once you’ve changed the height of the stand put the safety pin attached to the stand through the hole at the base to secure it place. That way it won’t fall down when the weight of your vehicle is placed on it. 6. Lower your vehicle slowly onto the jack stand. Slowly turn the lever on your floor jack counterclockwise to drop your vehicle back down. The jack stand will support the weight on the side of your vehicle so you can safely work underneath it. Pull the jack out from underneath your vehicle. 7. Place additional jack stands to lift your vehicle completely off the ground. Carry on jacking up your car on each side and sliding jack stands under the pinch points. Make sure the stands on conflicting sides are straight across from one another so your vehicle is sturdy. Once you’ve placed car jack stands you need you can start working underneath your vehicle. And if you would prefer to have an expert to tackle this task for you then certified mechanics of PARTSAVATAR CAR PARTS CANADA

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