Where to Put the Jack Under a Chevrolet Impala

by Robert Tomashek

Your 2013 Impala has a set of specific lifting points that you must use when jacking the car to safely work on it and prevent damage. Knowing how to safely lift your Impala will provide you with your first step for anything from changing a tire to repairing the brakes.

Lifting Point Identification

Jack lifting a car without a tire.

Whether you a lifting the car with a hoist or a jack, the contact points are the same. The body pinch welds are located under the lower door plates and run the length of the car. There are four notches in the pinch weld, two to the rear of the front wheel wells and two in front of the rear wheels. Place bumper or floor jacks at these points.

About the Author

Robert Tomashek is an automobile technician and educator with more than 15 years of experience. He is ASE master certified and also carries certifications from IMACA, MOOG, Monroe, EPA and Four Seasons. He has a degree in automotive/diesel technology. He has written articles for various websites and teaches automotive technology at Universal Technical Institute.

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