When it comes to working on your car, few things are more important than having the right tools for the job. But if you need to carry the jack in various locations, an aluminium profile is more appropriate because it reduces its weight. JEGS 8006 Aluminum lifter is built with low profile vehicles in mind. Its special 2-piece handle makes it easy for lifting. The 1.5-ton racing floor jack makes use of a unique pumping system which makes way for fast lifting action and for this reason, this is the floor jack that is ideal for race cars as they would need to lift the cars in less time.

If you're lifting these kinds of vehicles, it makes sense to ditch the floor jack and look for something that can lift your vehicle a little higher. As an added measure of safety, you may also place a wheel that you removed under your car for added safety (although this should only be used in addition to a sturdy jack stand, not as a replacement).

Since floor jacks are usually not the kind you take on the road with you, we'll assume you can park your vehicle on a smooth, level surface. On the other hand, if you are going to use one for off-road vehicles, a high-lift jack is the best option. It's built with a heavy duty gauge all steel construction with nice firm platforms for feet, and the small size allows for easy storage wherever you may need to have it.

Afterwards, you can use a jack stand to keep that point lifted, or you can lower the car. Hydraulic jacks tend to be stronger and can lift heavier loads higher, and include bottle jacks and floor jacks. Quick lift options reduce the time you need to do the lifting.

You're about to see some of the cheapest floor jacks known to man, as well as some of the most expensive. The Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton Heavy Duty Ultra Low-Profile Steel Floor Jack is a floor jack that does all the most important things well. All floor jacks are rated to a certain maximum weight capacity.