How to Use a Floor Jack to Lift a Car

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A car needs to be raised to remove a flat tire. Learn how to use a floor jack to safely lift your automobile when changing a tire in this free video.

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Hi! This is John on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this video clip, I will show you how to properly use a floor jack. When using a floor jack, the first thing you want to take a look at is how much weight it can support. This floor jack will handle up to 3 ½ tons of weight which is quite a bit less than our vehicle weighs. The next thing that you want to do is position the floor jack underneath one of the lift points of the vehicle. Next you need to pump the pipe adjustment arm and make sure that the points come in contact with your lift point on your vehicle, and you can go ahead and continue to pump that jack until your car has been raised. When you are ready to lower your vehicle, all you need to do is turn the adjustment handle in a counter clockwise position slowly and it will lower your vehicle.

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