Your vehicle was supplied with a jack for emergency road repairs. This jack is
fine for changing a flat tire or other short term procedures not requiring you
beneath the vehicle. If it is used in an emergency situation, carefully follow
instructions provided either with the jack or in your owner's manual. Do not
attempt to use the jack on any portions of the vehicle other than specified by
vehicle manufacturer. Always block the diagonally opposite wheel when using a
A more convenient way of jacking is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may
the floor jack to raise the car in the positions indicated in the accompanying
Never place the jack under the radiator, engine or transaxle components. Severe
expensive damage will result when the jack is raised. Additionally, never jack
the floorpan or bodywork; the metal will deform.
Whenever you plan to work under the vehicle, you must support it on jackstands
ramps. Never use cinder blocks or stacks of wood to support the vehicle, even if
only going to be under it for a few minutes. Never crawl under the vehicle when
supported only by the tire-changing jack or other floor jack.
Always position a block of wood or small rubber pad on top of the jack or
protect the lifting point's finish when lifting or supporting the vehicle.
Small hydraulic, screw, or scissors jacks are satisfactory for raising the
Drive-on trestles or ramps are also a handy and safe way to both raise and
the vehicle. Be careful though, some ramps may be too steep to drive your
onto without scraping the front bottom panels. Never support the vehicle on any
suspension member (unless specifically instructed to do so by a repair manual)
by an underbody panel.
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