In this post, we are going to talk about a topic that can be of use to everyone. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Jeep Grand Cherokee is fundamental. In fact, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and therefore replace a wheel, or, access the components behind it such as the brake pads for example. To get this done, we will first explain the different sort of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Jeep Grand Cherokee, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.


What are the different types of jacks for Jeep Grand Cherokee?

So we begin our content with the different sort of jacks that exist. In fact, nevertheless in general most Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally found on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has just one articulated arm that is placed 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee : It uses exactly the same 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, 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee : This type of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually just 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 efficient model from Oscaro.


Where is the jack on Jeep Grand Cherokee?

We will now begin the part that certainly done you come to this article, where is the jack on a Jeep Grand Cherokee? It may seem very easy, but depending on the car produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Jeep Grand Cherokee cars are furnished 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 depending on the year and the finish of your Jeep Grand Cherokee:

  • The most general location for a jack is in the trunk of your Jeep Grand Cherokee. 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 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will find it under your trunk, usually you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.

How to use the jack on a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Finally, we will fairly quickly explain how to use the jack on your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Jeep Grand Cherokee, the process remains the same. This process may seem difficult, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:

  • Before lifting your Jeep Grand Cherokee, 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 usually find a notch to position it in the right place.
  • Raise your Jeep Grand Cherokee, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.

To find more tips on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee category.