Jack Stands

HSBNE has many pairs of jack stands in both the screw and ratcheting types.

Use a jack on a safe jacking point to lift a vehicle, then place a jack stand under another safe jacking point and adjust it to the maximum height under that point. Lower the jack so that the vehicle comes to rest on the jack stand.

  • Only work on hard, level ground.
  • Care should be taken to find a safe part of the vehicle to support its weight upon the stand and the jack, such as K frames, axles and designated jacking points. Placing jacks or stands under a weak part of the vehicle may cause the jack or stand to puncture the underside of the vehicle, causing damage and risking serious injury. Designated jacking points will be identified in the vehicle's owner's manual.
  • Jacks and stands should be positioned where the vehicle can not slide off the contact point.
  • Never climb under a vehicle suspended on a jack - always transfer it to jack stands first.
  • When climbing under a vehicle on jack stands, place one or more wheels under it as precaution. In the case of an accident, the vehicle's weight can be supported by the wheel, reducing the severity of the outcome.
  • Check the weight rating of the jack and jack stands against the weight of your vehicle. You can find your vehicle's weight in the owner's manual or on the vehicle's Australian compliance plate (usually in the engine bay).
  • If you're at all unsure, ask for help on the Mechanical Discord channel before using jack stands. Lifting a car incorrectly is very dangerous.
  • tools/mechanical/jackstands
  • Last modified: 22 months ago
  • by unmeg