In this article, 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 Lincoln MKX is essential. In actual fact, 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 explain the different types of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Lincoln MKX, and finally, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Lincoln MKX?
So we begin our content with the different types of jacks that exist. In actual fact, although in general most Lincoln MKX will be equipped with the same type of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:
- The single-arm screw jack for Lincoln MKX : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally identified on entry-level models, or with few options. This type of jack has just one articulated arm that is positioned under the car to lift it. This type of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for Lincoln MKX : It uses exactly 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, however the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
- The hydraulic jack for Lincoln MKX : This type of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually just 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 use 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 Lincoln MKX?
We will now begin the part that absolutely made you come to this post, where is the jack on a Lincoln MKX? It may seem basic, but depending on the car make and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Lincoln MKX cars 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 Lincoln MKX 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 car, these locations may possibly replace depending on the year and the finish of your Lincoln MKX:
- The most common position for a jack is in the trunk of your Lincoln MKX. 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 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 Lincoln MKX is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will find 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 Lincoln MKX?
Finally, we will quickly explain how to use the jack on your Lincoln MKX. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Lincoln MKX, the procedure remains the same. This procedure may seem difficult, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Lincoln MKX, 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.
- Begin to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your car at the level of the underbody, you will generally find a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your Lincoln MKX, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Lincoln MKX, do not hesitate to consult our Lincoln MKX category.