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    How to safely jack up your vehicle


    If you are repairing your car whether it is after a car collision or just general maintenance you should always make sure you know what you are doing. If you have no experience in mechanics it may be worth leaving it to the experts to avoid any driver injuries or worse. However, if you know what you are doing then the first thing you may need to do is jack your car up to reach the underneath.

    What jack should I use to avoid a driver injury?

    There are several types of jacks you can buy. From the simple, trolley jacks and axle stands to more expensive and complex ones. The most important thing to remember is always make sure the jack is in a good condition and is fully functional to avoid a driver injury claim.

    When buying a jack go for the best quality one you can afford as you want it to continue working whilst you are under the car and not suffer serious or perhaps a fatal driver injury. If you can, avoid buying second hand and always look up reviews online to find out how good they are.

    If in doubt, always ask an expert which one they think you should get as they could stop you from suffering a driver injury or worse.

    How to safely jack up a car

    Firstly, make sure the car is on an even surface and make sure the area is cleared of debris to avoid the jacks coming into contact with a rock or other object and malfunctioning. This is an important step as it could not only prevent a driver injury but could save your life. Once you have done this, make sure you follow the instructions for the jack carefully to avoid any driver injury claims or worse. If you are concerned the jack is faulty always get it checked out or replace it.

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    If you do get injured whether from a falling jack or a road traffic accident and it wasn’t your fault you may be eligible to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in accident claims and with over 14 years of experience can help you win the compensation you deserve on a no win no fee basis.  Accident Advice helpline will make the process as easy and stress free so call today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how you could make your car collision or driver injury claim.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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