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  • When it comes to DIY auto repair, don’t count on the scissor jack for anything more than its intended purpose. But if you plan on attempting more substantial repairs, invest in a Floor Jack 3T and jack stands, rated for the heaviest vehicle you own, keep them well-maintained and always consider your safety.
    Employ Safe Lifting Practices

    Before crawling under your car, remember that safety is paramount. Never put part of your body under a vehicle supported only by a jack, whether using a scissor jack or floor jack:

        Block: Make sure your car is on a level surface and put the transmission in park or in gear and set the parking brake. Use chock blocks to block the wheels opposite from where you’re lifting, both in front and in back of the wheel. For example, if you’re lifting the left rear of the vehicle, put chock blocks in front of and behind the right front tire.

        Lift: Use the jack to lift the vehicle to whatever height is necessary. On soft surfaces, such as dirt or asphalt, use three-quarter inch plywood to prevent the jack from sinking into the ground.

        Support: Place jack-stands, preferably rated higher than your jack, under a solid part of the car, such as an axle or suspension component. Lower the vehicle onto the jack stands and shake the car to make sure it’s stable. Once you are sure your car is stable, you can remove the jack and begin work on your vehicle.

    Scissor jacks and floor jacks both have their place, and both are exceptionally useful, but they can be inconvenient, if not downright dangerous, when used beyond what they are designed to do. Whether using a scissor jack or floor jack, keep it well-maintained, and use it properly. Remember these car jack tips, Car Transmission Jack and you can safely work on practically anything under your car.