In this post, we are going to address a subject that can be of use to all of us. If it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to change your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a GMC Acadia is fundamental. In truth, 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 achieve this, we will first describe the different types of jacks, then, where the jack is on an GMC Acadia, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for GMC Acadia?
So we begin our content with the different types of jacks that exist. In truth, although generally speaking most GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally identified on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has just one articulated arm that is positioned under the motor vehicle to lift it. This kind of jack is light, easy to use, but does not enable you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for GMC Acadia : It uses precisely the same principle as the jack seen earlier, that is, a worm screw that will enable screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, however the use of a double arm will enable to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
- The hydraulic jack for GMC Acadia : This type of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually just provided 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 use and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and effective model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on GMC Acadia?
We will now start the part that surely done you come to this article, where is the jack on a GMC Acadia? It might seem simple, but based on the motor vehicle make and model the location of the jack is not the same. Be aware that most GMC Acadia cars are furnished with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. If you have just bought your GMC Acadia 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 based on the year and the finish of your GMC Acadia:
- The most common position for a jack is in the trunk of your GMC Acadia. 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 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 GMC Acadia is under your motor vehicle. If you still have the spare tire you will find 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 GMC Acadia?
Finally, we will fairly quickly describe how to use the jack on your GMC Acadia. If it is to change your wheel or to change the brake pads of your GMC Acadia, the process remains the same. This process might seem difficult, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your GMC Acadia, 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 motor vehicle at the level of the underbody, you will in most cases find a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your GMC Acadia, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
Whenever you have any further questions about the GMC Acadia, do not hesitate to consult our GMC Acadia category.