Thread: Which jack?!
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      11-08-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by PSUSMU View Post
Be sure to take a pic when the car falls on your arm.
Common is it really that dangerous if used correctly? I'm not getting under the car or anything - its just a simple wheel change. I used a similar jack to change wheels on my previous car a couple of times and no issues.

Taking the following steps and you cant go wrong
-new jack
-flat ground
-unscrew wheel nuts before raising the car
-tighten wheel nuts once car back on the ground
-dont move the car around
-secure hand break and other wheels

The car will only be raised for around 1-2 mins each wheel. Many people use these jacks but you only ever hear the bad experiences were someone has decided to crawl under the car!