Floor Jack How-To: Safely Lifting Your Vehicle

Lifting a vehicle with a floor jack can be a daunting task for the inexperienced vehicle owner. The weight of a vehicle is enough to cause serious injury or even death if the unsafe lifting techniques are used. Follow the steps below to safely lift your vehicle each and every time. As a disclaimer, floorjackadvisor.com always recommend that you read your vehicle’s manual before attempting any service. Furthermore, floorjackadvisor.com will not be held responsible in the event that you injure yourself or damage your vehicle while following the guide below.


Before lifting your vehicle you need to make sure that you have all of the equipment listed below

  • Gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Floor Jack with a lifting capacity equal to or greater than your vehicle’s weight
  • A pair of Jack Stands
  • A pair of Tire/Wheel Chocks
  • Plywood (if needed)


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