In this post, we are going to treat a topic that can be of use to most of us. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Ford Escape is necessary. In actual fact, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and therefore replace a wheel, or, access the elements behind it such as the brake pads for example. To do this, we will first describe the different types of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Ford Escape, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.


What are the different types of jacks for Ford Escape?

So we start our content with the different types of jacks that exist. In actual fact, nevertheless generally most Ford Escape will be equipped with the same kind of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:

  • The single-arm screw jack for Ford Escape : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally located on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has only one articulated arm that is positioned under the car to lift it. This kind of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
  • The double-arm screw jack for Ford Escape : It uses precisely the same process as the jack seen earlier, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, nevertheless the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
  • The hydraulic jack for Ford Escape : This kind of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually only provided with a premium model or bought in car centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much simpler 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 Ford Escape?

We will now commence the part that surely made you come to this post, where is the jack on a Ford Escape? It might seem simple, but based on the car produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Ford Escape vehicles are set up 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 Ford Escape or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you might not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your car, these locations might replace based on the year and the finish of your Ford Escape:

  • The most common location for a jack is in the trunk of your Ford Escape. 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 common location, your jack might 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 Ford Escape is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will locate it under your trunk, in most cases you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.

How to use the jack on a Ford Escape?

Finally, we will fairly quickly describe how to use the jack on your Ford Escape. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Ford Escape, the procedure remains the same. This procedure might seem complex, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:

  • Before lifting your Ford Escape, 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 vehicle, in any other case you risk damaging the transmission.
  • Start to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your car at the level of the underbody, you will in most cases locate a notch to position it in the right place.
  • Raise your Ford Escape, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.

If you wish more tutorials on the Ford Escape, go to our Ford Escape category.