Safe Jack Point?

Snoopy

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I want to jack (floor jack) up my 2012 Verano at a point between the front wheel so that it lifts both wheels. I don't have the car up on a full lift so it's rather hard to see but I don't see anyplace that looks safe. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Alan 55

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Perhaps your owners manual will show the location of the lift points on your vehicle.
 

Alan 55

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In my opinion that is the only safe option. Perhaps others will give opinions. The vehicle is reinforced in certain areas for lifting as shown in your manual.
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Deamer1

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The way I do it, is to jack up each side independently and place a jack stand under each side at the height I desire. It takes more time, but it works for me.
Enjoy your Buick!
 

Snoopy

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The way I do it, is to jack up each side independently and place a jack stand under each side at the height I desire. It takes more time, but it works for me.
Enjoy your Buick!
Yes, that is the way I did it over the weekend to do a front brake job on the Verano. Last time I did a full brake job on a car, I lifted the car from the center and threw a couple blocks under the axles. Things have changed in 40 years!:LOL:
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KevinJ

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Ditto the other posters....
I don't think there is a "good" way to jack up the entire front or back of the car from a single lift point.
I use two floor jack. One on each side.

I place two sacrificial pieces of 2x4 lumber, cut to 5 or 6 inches in length onto the floor jack saddles to keep the saddles from damaging the under carriage of the car and also to help the saddle clear the pinch weld.
I lift up on the inside of the factory pinch weld lift point.

Side note... I alternate the lifting back forth on the two jacks. 3 or 4 inches at a time.
Then place jack stands as close to the lift points as I can.

I personally do not lower the car onto the jack stands. They are there just in case a floor jack fails.
But that is just me. It's probably recommended (and safer) to lower the car onto the jack stands.
 
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KevinJ

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Below is an example of the type of jack pad you need to lift at the pinch weld

Schwaben Pinch Weld Protector
Thanks Mel!! I did not know they made such a thing. (But I shouldn't be surprised...)
Definitely is something I will be adding to the "tool collection".

What's ironic is that I am currently doing some IT work for a sheet metal/machine shop.
I was thinking about having them make something similar for me and had even made a couple of rudimentary drawings. Looks like I now won't be needing to do that.

Side note... Amazon has several different kinds of these adapters listed.
 
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