The jack used to elevate your flat tire off the surface is usually a screw jack. Screw jacks use a screw mechanism to pull the two sides of the jack together, forcing the head of the jack higher with each twist of the mechanism. The handle used to twist the screw is bent in the middle creating a hand-hold that provides more power per stroke. Some drivers, aware of the eccentricities of a screw jack, store hydraulic jacks to use instead.

Regardless of the type of jack you use, consult your owner’s manual to locate the correct positions under which to place your jack. Place your jack at a designated point of strength to lift your flat from the ground surface.

Use this technique only in emergencies. Bring your vehicle to Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Raleigh, NC for regular tire inspection to avoid flat tire emergencies as much as possible.



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