In this post, we are going to talk about a subject 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 Nissan Leaf is fundamental. Indeed, without the jack, you won’t have the ability to lift your car and consequently replace a wheel, or, access the elements behind it such as the brake pads for example. To do this, we will first explain the different types of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Nissan Leaf, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Nissan Leaf?
So we begin our article with the different types of jacks that exist. Indeed, nevertheless generally speaking most Nissan Leaf 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 Nissan Leaf : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally found on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has only one articulated arm that is placed under the motor vehicle 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 Nissan Leaf : It uses precisely the same basic principle 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 Nissan Leaf : This form of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually only provided with a premium model or bought in motor vehicle centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much easier 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 efficient model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on Nissan Leaf?
We will now start the part that absolutely done you come to this post, where is the jack on a Nissan Leaf? It might seem very easy, but depending on the motor vehicle make and model the location of the jack is not the same. Take note that most Nissan Leaf vehicles 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 Nissan Leaf or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your motor vehicle, these locations may replace depending on the year and the finish of your Nissan Leaf:
- The most basic location for a jack is in the trunk of your Nissan Leaf. 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 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 Nissan Leaf 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 have the ability to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a Nissan Leaf?
Finally, we will fairly quickly explain how to use the jack on your Nissan Leaf. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Nissan Leaf, the process remains the same. This process might seem complex, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Nissan Leaf, 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 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 Nissan Leaf, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
To get more tips on the Nissan Leaf, take a look at the Nissan Leaf category.