The function of the jack on the car is to lift the car at the time of installation of the stand jack so as to facilitate the installation of the catalytic converter and is also usually used to replace the car tire, but other purposes such as inspecting or repairing the braking system also requires a jack as a supporting means in carrying out repair activities the car. In its development, the jack is currently not only used in cars, but it is also currently widely used in various types of vehicles, such as trains, motorcycles or others. However, if you need a large tool to lift your motorcycle easily, we suggest you use a motorcycle lift table instead of using a small jack.
These are the types of common jacks and their functions:
1. Scissor Jack
Scissor jacks are standard equipment in every car, meaning that if you buy a new car, this type of jack is usually included. The way to use this jack is to turn the screw shaft clockwise and rotate in the opposite direction to loosen.
The advantages of a scissor jack are cheap, easy maintenance, practical and do not take up much space.
2. Bottle jack
The workings of this jack use a hydraulic system. So when you will use to lift the car, just pump it using the lever that is available, while to lower it you just loosen the valve.
The advantage is that this type of jack uses a hydraulic system so that when used to lift the car feels lighter. However, this type of jack is quite expensive. Bottle Jacks are also available in various sizes, ranging from 2 tons, 5 tons, 15 tons and 27 tons, up to 100 tons.
3. Crocodile Jack
The advantage of this jack is that it can be used in all terrains, such as sloping or uneven terrain because it uses four wheels. Also suitable for all types of small cars, unlike the bottle jack which is quite difficult if used to jack up a sedan type car. Jack crocodile is available from a capacity of 1.5 tons, 2 tons, 2.5 tons, 3 tons, 5 tons, 10 tons, 20 tons.