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What Car Jack Do I Need for My Vehicle?

What Car Jack Do I Need for My Vehicle

Nothing is more difficult than choosing. Especially for men when it comes to their rides. And the internet is doing a pretty good job confusing you with all the options.

But ask your father or the old man next door. They will all give you one simple answer. And that is what we have written here.

You either have a large car like the Ford F-series or Chevrolet Silverado, or you have a slightly smaller one like the Toyotas and Hondas. We have the solution for both of them.

Here you go;

1. Larger Cars

If you are in a hurry, you can skip the details.

Small Answer

For larger cars like trucks, you can use hydraulic jacks. Hydraulic jacks are much easier to use. My suggestion would be to expand your budget slightly and then go and buy a good or high-quality jack. I would suggest you to spend at least $100.

Detailed Answer

Hydraulic jacks are also known as floor jacks. This jack is made to lift heavy loads. You can say it is only made for trucks (but can be used for normal-size cars as well)

Larger Cars jack

Some hydraulic jacks can even lift 200 tons of weight. Some of them have a lifting height range of 41 inches.

A good quality hydraulic jack’s price range is (for larger cars): $76-$200.

In my opinion, you can get the GQ025L Floor Jack. It may cost you more than the average. However, the following features justify the purchase;

  • Heavy-duty 2.5 ton floor jack
  • 19 inches height range
  • Durable construction

2. Normal Size Cars

Again, the short answer will be enough. But for more details, you should read both of them.

Short Answer

For normal size cars, you can use scissor jacks. They are affordable. Don’t use it for larger cars, though. Cause it doesn’t have that much range. I would suggest spending at least $45 on it.

Long Answer

Scissor jacks are only made for normal size cars. Yes, I am aware that “some” may use scissor jacks for trucks, but I would say not to do it, because it doesn’t have a good range for those larger vehicles.

Scissor jacks are easy to use and very much affordable, and that is one of many reasons to use them. It has many different weight ratings. You don’t need to call any repairman for this. You can use it on your own. The price range should be $40-$80.

For your regular car, you can get the LEADBRAND Black Steel Scissor Jack. It is going to cost you less than the average with the following features;

  • 15-inch range
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Easy to use


I hope this article will help you choose a good car jack. I would also advise you to study the type of your car and the jack it requires. You can contact the dealers or follow Toolscue.