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How Automobiles Work


Okay first we are going to jack up the front
of the car. There is a certain reason for this. When you jack up the front of the car,
you can put the jack stands in and usually still have room to get the jack in the back
of the car and raise the back. If you start in the back of the car, a lot of times the
front end goes to low to the ground and the jack will no longer slide under the car. So
we always start with the front and we want to find a good jack point. If there is one
in the middle of the car, it can be the engine cradle. A lot of the later model vehicles
will actually have a jack point. It can be on that. Make sure you are not jacking up
an area that is not strong enough to support the way the vehicle that is going to crush
a brake line, transmission line or anything like that.

20 thoughts on “How to Change Oil in Your Car : Jacking Up Car to Change Oil

  1. mechanic buddy of mine, after 33 years on the same job is now out for 6 months… needed 2 new knees from kneeling on concrete, maybe this fellow felt that he'd try to avoid that pain?

  2. you spend time telling us where not to place the floor jack but didnt tell exactly where is safe. I was happy at the start to see its a model car just like mine so I could follow. However, my happiness was short-lived after you just place the jack under the front without telling exactly where.

  3. @wumpascott
    Trust me after a few hours on concrete you will want full body pads 😛

    Then imagine 300 days a year on it.

  4. @hellomrquinn He is smart. I worked construction all throughout college and never wore knee pads. Now i have arthritis in my knee joints. I wish i could go back and buy a set of pads.

  5. @hellomrquinn He is smart. I worked construction all throughout college and never wore knee pads. Now i have arthritis in my knee joints. I wish i could go back and buy a set of pads.

  6. Fuck all of the other comments on kneepads or whatever. How did only one person comment on the Challenger and nobody commented on the Charger? Two damn sexy cars in that shop and you kids are arguing over kneepads.

  7. @wumpascott You must be hardcore cuz you are bashing someone for wearing kneepads. Let me guess you have either never had a manual labor job that damages your knees or are an idiot that will regret not taking better care of yourself later in life.

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