In this article, we are going to address a theme 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 Land Rover Discovery is fundamental. In actual fact, without the jack, you won’t have the ability to lift your car and therefore replace a wheel, or, access the elements behind it such as the brake pads for example. To get this done, we will first show you the different kind of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Land Rover Discovery, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.


What are the different types of jacks for Land Rover Discovery?

So we begin our content page with the different kind of jacks that exist. In actual fact, although in general most Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover Discovery : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally located on entry-level models, or with few options. This sort of jack has only one articulated arm that is placed 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 Land Rover Discovery : It uses exactly the same principle 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 Land Rover Discovery : This sort 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 efficient model from Oscaro.


Where is the jack on Land Rover Discovery?

We will now commence the part that surely made you come to this article, where is the jack on a Land Rover Discovery? 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 Land Rover Discovery vehicles 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 Land Rover Discovery or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may not have this info. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your car, these locations may replace based on the year and the finish of your Land Rover Discovery:

  • The most basic position for a jack is in the trunk of your Land Rover Discovery. 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 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 part of your trunk.
  • Last possible location for the jack on your Land Rover Discovery is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will discover it under your trunk, generally 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 Land Rover Discovery?

Finally, we will quickly show you how to use the jack on your Land Rover Discovery. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Land Rover Discovery, 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 Land Rover Discovery, 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 car at the level of the underbody, you will generally discover a notch to position it in the right place.
  • Raise your Land Rover Discovery, 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 Land Rover Discovery, go to our Land Rover Discovery category.