I was fitting some alloys to my stilo on tues.when the jack supplied with
the car broke! This was something of a shock as it was the first time it
had been used (I was changing the third wheel) and the thread completely
stripped and the car came down with a thump in less than a second without
any warning. Fortunately although I had slightly loosened the nuts the
wheel was still firmly attached and I was well clear so no harm done
My local garage replaced it under warranty but I was wondering if this has
happened to anyone else or was I just unlucky?
I've changed the wheels twice without any such problems. I have
however had to very quickly crank the car down again because the jack
started to lean more and more backwards as the wheel left the ground.
It was a slight uphill but I've had no problems there before.
I was changing the third wheel so the jack had raised and lowered the car
twice and broke as I raised the car the third time. I'm sure they're meant
to last more that two uses otherwise there would be a warning label!!!
I am well aware of jack safety otherwise I prob wouldn't be typing this.
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