Your vehicle was supplied with a jack for emergency road repairs. This jack is fine for changing a flat tire or other short term procedures not requiring you to go beneath the vehicle. If it is used in an emergency situation, carefully follow the instructions provided either with the jack or in your owner's manual. Do not attempt to use the jack on any portions of the vehicle other than specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Always block the diagonally opposite wheel when using a jack.
A more convenient way of jacking is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may use the floor jack at the illustrated jacking locations.
Never place the jack under the radiator, engine or transmission components. Severe and expensive damage will result when the jack is raised. Additionally, never jack under the floorpan or bodywork; the metal will deform.
When raising the vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack under the crossmember at the front of the vehicle or under the differential case (if equipped) of the rear axle at the rear. When jacking at the front of the vehicle, do not position the jack under the gravel shield or the engine oil pan or you will damage these components.
Do not position the support stands under lower control arms or other slanted surfaces as they might slip and allow the vehicle to fall. The support stands can be placed beneath the rear axle tubes at the rear of the vehicle and beneath the reinforced areas of the rocker panels or front frame members. The vehicle's weight should push vertically (downward) on the stands; the stands should be on a level and solid base.
Whenever you plan to work under the vehicle, you must support it on jackstands or ramps. Never use cinder blocks or stacks of wood to support the vehicle, even if you're only going to be under it for a few minutes. Never crawl under the vehicle when it is supported only by the tire-changing jack or other floor jack.
Always position a block of wood or small rubber pad on top of the jack or jackstand to protect the lifting point's finish when lifting or supporting the vehicle.
Small hydraulic, screw, or scissors jacks are satisfactory for raising the vehicle. Drive-on trestles or ramps are also a handy and safe way to both raise and support the vehicle. Be careful though, some ramps may be too steep to drive your vehicle onto without scraping the front bottom panels. Never support the vehicle on any suspension member (unless specifically instructed to do so by a repair manual) or by an underbody panel.