Jack stands are your friends

Friday, July 9, 2010 by Ben Rooney
The jack stand is often overlooked and underappreciated. But if you've ever watched in horror at the glacial inevitability of a car slipping off of a jack, you know how important they can be.

Anytime you lift a vehicle, supporting it with jack stands is recommended. Anytime you plan to have any part of your body underneath a vehicle, they are a must.

Tire Rack has an Aluminum Jack Stand Set to match its Aluminum Service Jack. I use these when changing my oil and they have served me quite well. The floor jack has never given me any trouble, but when my face is under the car, I definitely want jack stands acting as back ups.

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