Nissans are built to keep you from ever being stranded on the side of the road with car problems. However, if you ever have a flat tire or want to be able to do routine inspections underneath your Nissan, you will need to know how to use a car jack. Read this guide to find out how to use a car jack on your new Nissan:
Locate All of the Necessary Parts
The first step is making sure that you have all of the parts that you’ll need to lift your Nissan. Car jacks have a maximum weight limit, so if your car jack can’t support your Nissan, don’t use it. You’ll also need to locate a chock to stop your Nissan from rolling away while you are jacking it up. If you don’t have a chock, use a brick or something substantial that can grip your tire.
Prepare to Lift the Car
Begin by parking the Nissan on level ground and pulling up the parking brake. If you have an automatic transmission Nissan, put it in park. If you have a manual, put it in first gear or reverse. Put the chock or brick behind or in front (depending on the incline) of the wheel diagonally opposite to the one that is being jacked up. Place the jack under the frame of your Nissan next to the wheel that needs to be jacked up. To view a diagram of where to put the jack, check out your Nissan’s owner’s manual.
Raise Your Nissan
Insert the handle into the jack and start turning it to make the jack rise. If it isn’t rising, try flipping the switch marked ‘R’ and ‘L,’ or rotate the handle in the other direction.
For help changing a flat tire or to purchase a high-quality new tire, come by Brown’s Fairfax Nissan. Our service center is prepared to assist you in any way that we can. Call us at (703) 591-8009 if you would like to make a service appointment.