How to Lift a Chevy Silverado 1500by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
The Chevy Silverado is one of General Motors' most popular products. If you need to work on your Silverado or change a tire, you will need to safely lift and support the vehicle first. Properly lifting and supporting the truck will ensure your safety.
Make sure your floor jack and jack stands will support the weight of your Silverado. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models weigh between 4,500 and 5,700 pounds. Look at the label on your jack and jack stands to determine if it can support the truck.
Park the Silverado on a solid, flat surface, such as concrete or asphalt. Examine the area underneath your engine bay in the front of the truck to find the factory jacking point. The point is slightly off center and is usually designated by an arrow.
Use the floor jack to lift the truck until you can safely place two jack stands underneath the side jacking point. The side jacking point is about six inches behind the front wheel on both sides.
Remove the floor jack once the jack stands are in place and move to the rear of the vehicle. Lift the rear by using the rear jacking point or the center of the axle.
Place the jack stands in front of the rear wheels when the truck is raised enough.
- The side jacking points (for your jack stands) are designated by a double indentation along the bottom of the frame.
Things You'll Need
- Floor jack
- 4 jack stands
- Do not use an emergency jack to lift and support a vehicle. Do not jack a vehicle from the sides unless it is an emergency.
Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.