In this article, we are going to address a theme that can be of use to everyone. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to change your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Mercedes AMG GT is necessary. In fact, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and therefore change 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 kind of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Mercedes AMG GT, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Mercedes AMG GT?
So we start our content with the different kind of jacks that exist. In fact, although generally most Mercedes AMG GT 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 Mercedes AMG GT : 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 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 Mercedes AMG GT : It uses precisely the same process as the jack seen above, 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 Mercedes AMG GT : This sort of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually just supplied 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 complicated to utilise 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 Mercedes AMG GT?
We will now commence the part that surely done you come to this article, where is the jack on a Mercedes AMG GT? It may seem simple, but based on the motor vehicle produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Be aware that most Mercedes AMG GT cars are set up 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 Mercedes AMG GT 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 motor vehicle, these locations might change based on the year and the finish of your Mercedes AMG GT:
- The most general location for a jack is in the trunk of your Mercedes AMG GT. 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 location, 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 Mercedes AMG GT 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 Mercedes AMG GT?
Finally, we will quickly explain how to use the jack on your Mercedes AMG GT. Whether it is to change your wheel or to change the brake pads of your Mercedes AMG GT, 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 Mercedes AMG GT, 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, otherwise you risk damaging the transmission.
- Begin 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 Mercedes AMG GT, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If you want more guides on the Mercedes AMG GT, go to our Mercedes AMG GT category.