In this post, we are going to talk about a topic that can be of use to all of us. If it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a GMC Savana is important. In truth, without the jack, you won’t have the ability to lift your car and therefore replace a wheel, or, access the components behind it such as the brake pads for example. To achieve this, we will first show you the different kind of jacks, then, where the jack is on an GMC Savana, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for GMC Savana?
So we start our content page with the different kind of jacks that exist. In truth, although generally speaking most GMC Savana 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 GMC Savana : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally found on entry-level models, or with few options. This sort of jack has only one articulated arm that is positioned under the car 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 GMC Savana : It uses exactly similar basic 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 GMC Savana : This kind of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually only supplied 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 employ 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 Savana?
We will now commence the part that surely made you come to this post, where is the jack on a GMC Savana? It may seem basic, but based on the car make and model the location of the jack is not similar. Be aware that most GMC Savana 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 Savana or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you might not have this info. 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 GMC Savana:
- The most common position for a jack is in the trunk of your GMC Savana. 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 part of your trunk.
- Last possible location for the jack on your GMC Savana 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 have the ability to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a GMC Savana?
Finally, we will quickly show you how to use the jack on your GMC Savana. If it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your GMC Savana, the process remains similar. This process may seem complex, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your GMC Savana, 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.
- Begin 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 GMC Savana, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If you have any further questions about the GMC Savana, do not hesitate to consult our GMC Savana category.