When you've got repairs to do underneath your vehicle, you need clearance to freely bend your elbows and swing your arms when using tools to remove and install components. Being able to safely suspend your vehicle high enough off the ground eliminates the chore of wriggling on your back. Supporting your car or truck off the ground is an absolute must when taking wheels off to do brake or suspension work. In this article, we'll look at the safety and convenience benefits of 6 Ton Jack Stands and discuss what's available in the Automotive Lifts and Stands section of our website.
When looking for jack stands, their weight rating is the most important factor to consider. Typically, you'll see jack stands rated at 3 tons up through 20+ tons. Unless stated otherwise, jack stands are sold in pairs and given a weight rating based on what the pair of them can support together. For example, a pair of 2-ton jack stands are rated for loads up to 1 ton per stand. (Not to overstate the obvious, but we also want to make sure that all know: in the U.S., 1 ton equals 2,000 pounds.)
Find out what your car or truck's "curb weight" (weight of the vehicle without passengers but with all fluids topped off and gas tank full) is. It will be specified in your owner's manual or it can be found by contacting your vehicle's manufacturer. Base the weight ratings of jack stands you purchase on this number. Remember that not all vehicles are evenly weighted front to back - many have up to 60% or more of their weight over the front wheels. For safety's sake, we recommend rounding up when Floor Jack 3T comes to selecting weight rating.
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