In this article, we are going to treat a subject that can be of use to most of us. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to change your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Bmw Serie 6 is important. Obviously, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and consequently change a wheel, or, access the components behind it such as the brake pads for example. To do this, we will first describe the different kind of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Bmw Serie 6, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.


What are the different types of jacks for Bmw Serie 6?

So we begin our content with the different kind of jacks that exist. Obviously, nevertheless generally speaking most Bmw Serie 6 will be equipped with the same sort of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:

  • The single-arm screw jack for Bmw Serie 6 : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally determined on entry-level models, or with few options. This sort of jack has just one articulated arm that is placed under the motor vehicle to lift it. This sort of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
  • The double-arm screw jack for Bmw Serie 6 : It uses precisely the same principle as the jack seen above, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, on the other hand the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
  • The hydraulic jack for Bmw Serie 6 : This type of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually just supplied with a premium model or bought in motor vehicle centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much less difficult to utilise and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and efficient model from Oscaro.


Where is the jack on Bmw Serie 6?

We will now commence the part that definitely made you come to this post, where is the jack on a Bmw Serie 6? It might seem very easy, but depending on the motor vehicle produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Bmw Serie 6 cars are supplied with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. Whether you have just bought your Bmw Serie 6 or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may possibly not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your motor vehicle, these locations may possibly change depending on the year and the finish of your Bmw Serie 6:

  • The most general position for a jack is in the trunk of your Bmw Serie 6. To reach it, just lift the carpet in the trunk and you should find it and the spare tire.
  • In the rear wheel arch: Similar but less traditional position, your jack may be in your trunk, but on the side of the trunk, to reach it you just have to open the hatch in the right component of your trunk.
  • Last possible location for the jack on your Bmw Serie 6 is under your motor vehicle. If you still have the spare tire you will find it under your trunk, generally you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.

How to use the jack on a Bmw Serie 6?

Finally, we will quickly describe how to use the jack on your Bmw Serie 6. Whether it is to change your wheel or to change the brake pads of your Bmw Serie 6, the procedure remains the same. This procedure might seem complex, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:

  • Before lifting your Bmw Serie 6, remember to engage the handbrake as well as a gear to lock your wheels.
  • Unscrew the wheel nuts of the wheels you want to work on before lifting the car, otherwise you risk damaging the transmission.
  • Start to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your motor vehicle at the level of the underbody, you will generally find a notch to position it in the right place.
  • Raise your Bmw Serie 6, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.

If you want more tutorials on the Bmw Serie 6, go to our Bmw Serie 6 category.