So there’s something wrong with your car and you can’t seem to figure out what it is. There are noises and creeks constantly and you decide to take a peek below the vehicle.
Now, this is where you need to be careful and logical.
Please don’t settle for leaning on a skateboard and sliding under and out of your car, there are safer and more convenient ways of going about this.
AEI offers a wide range of different lifting equipment, including car and trolley jacks in many different sizes.
A product like our 1.5T Hydraulic Trolley Jack falls under our ‘hand/ foot operated’ range and is sized at 130mm – 850mm.
It has a capacity of 1.5 ton, a range of 130mm – 850mm, is 1 670mm long, weighs 78Kg and has steel wheels.
1. Park the car on an even surface. A paved driveway or garage floor is best. A trolley jack will not work well when used on uneven ground or a gravel surface.
2. Set the parking brake. Place wooden blocks/ bricks behind the wheels that remain on the ground. Slide the trolley jack under the car at a location where it is safe to lift the vehicle (usually on the frame rails).
3. Turn the handle and begin to pump. Raise the car to the desired height. Place jack stands under the front or rear axle.
4. Lower the car by slowly turning the handle again to release pressure. Bring the car down slowly on the jack stands. Make sure the jack stands are set in the correct position. Remove the trolley jack.
• Use a trolley jack designed to support the weight of your vehicle. Trolley jacks are not ‘one size fits all’.
• Consult the owner’s manual for your vehicle prior to using a trolley jack.
• Do not work underneath a car supported by a trolley jack alone. Always use jack stands.