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About Car Jack

After a long drive, you hit a rough patch of road, leaving you riding on three wheels, and not in the childhood tricycle, fun kind of way. A flat tire does not have to mean the end of the world, though, as long as you have a car jack on hand. If you are in the market for a new or used car jack, you obviously need a model and size that works for your particular vehicle. The large selection available on eBay boasts hydraulic jacks, electric car jacks, and even hand jacks, so it is important to understand the difference before making a selection. If you just need a jack to carry around in your vehicle, an electric car jack may fit the bill. Different models operate differently, but several models plug into a 12-volt cigarette lighter so you can easily lift your vehicle with the touch of a button. This is a nice step up from manual models, which require plenty of sweat to inflate a tire. While shopping, you may also find hydraulic car jack options, but these machines are typically professional-grade and used by mechanics in a shop or garage. There are many different car jack types available, but with a little shopping around, you can find the right fit for your vehicle and needs.