Originally Posted by bigjae1976
There's a coupon in this month's Automobile mag for a floor jack at Harbor Freight for $60. Its low profile, you twist the handle to release, and works fine.
I have 2 jacks. And having 2 makes putting the car on jack stands x10 easier. If you are lowered, you absolutely need 2.
I hate to say this, and your experience may be different, but I've had two of the Harbor Freight, low-profile, aluminum floor jacks, and both failed within months. In both cases the hydraulic cylinders failed.
You almost always get what you pay for.