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Where to place jack to change tire with front pass tire flat

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It depends on the type of car. It would help a bit to know which type of car it is. And I must say one more thing before beginning this explanation; HAVING A REPAIR MANUAL FOR YOUR CAR IS THE BEST WAY TO KNOW RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES. IT IS THE BEST $20 YOU CAN SPEND FOR YOUR CAR.

Frame- Place jack to frame or a shock/strut mount. If the vehicle is very old and you worry about mounts being weak then do not use the shock or strut mount. If the metal is weak the mount will bend and break off, then you will be asking us for tips about welding. AFTER YOU HAVE JACKED UP THE CAR ENOUGH TO DO WHAT YOU NEED: PUT THE CAR ON A JACKSTAND OR TWO. THE EXTRA STEPS ARE WORTH IT TO GUARANTEE THE CAR WILL NOT FALL ON YOU.

No Frame(Unibody)- Has a few areas where the metal has been bent and stacked to make the style more rigid. you can often find these areas around the sideskirt. You should see a sharp ridge running down the side of the car about 2-4 inches past the sideskirt. That ridge is generally okay to support Gross Vehicle Weight. I have also jacked up a car by using the lower control arm; where it mounts to the car, not the tire--DO NOT USE THE TIRE END OF THE CONTROL ARM, IT WILL RUIN A STRUT UNIT.

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