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​How to maintain long reach floor jack?

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Long reach floor jack safety mechanism is elaborately designed, the foot pedal brings the saddle up to load quickly. In order to ensure safe use of the high-precision hydraulic cylinder. It is easier to move and operate the universal wheel with a ball bearing in the rear wheel.

Any decent long reach floor jack should serve you well for years, but it does depend on you to provide proper maintenance or it could fail when you need it most. Long reach floor jack maintenance is simple, and it will only take a few minutes of your time 2 or 3 times a year. Then, let's introduce in detail how to maintain long reach floor jack?


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How to maintain a long reach floor jack?


How to maintain a long reach floor jack?

1.Regular Inspection

Know your long reach floor jack well. Always inspect the long reach floor jack before use, looking for cracks, loose nuts or bolts, and any damage that needs attention. When damage is found, repair or replace the long reach floor jack. You should also be aware of any oil spots or signs of leakage where the jack was stored.

Under normal usage, a long reach floor jack should not leak, and signs of leakage indicate that service is needed. Be sure to check the wheels for cracks, flattening on one side, or other damage. The wheels are a critical part of the floor jack system and any damage to them needs to be repaired before the jack is used again.

Long reach floor jack
2.Keep It Clean
Because it has exposed grease, your long reach floor jack will act as a magnet for dust and dirt. Clean it regularly with a clean cloth, and then wipe the surfaces down with a lightly oiled cloth. Once a year, (or more if you use your long reach floor jack regularly or are extra hard on it), give the jack a thorough cleaning to remove any buildup that is not easily wiped away.

3  Lubricate Moving Parts
For best behavior, long reach floor jack wheels and hinges need to be lubricated using heavy grease. Grease works better than oils because it will remain in place without dripping. During your annual thorough cleaning, remove built up grease and re-grease when you are done. Some higher quality long reach floor jacks will include a grease fitting for the hinge system, but a majority of jacks do not.

4.Change the Oil
Although your long reach floor jack is a closed system, it is still a good idea to replace the hydraulic oil on occasion. For smooth operation, plan on changing the fluid once every couple of years. Take note of the fluid level before draining the cylinder, and do not overfill when done. Underfilling will result in a weak lifting system, while overfilling could permanently damage the jack.

5.Bleed the Cylinder
Be sure to bleed the system after changing oil, or any time you notice erratic behavior of the long reach floor jack. The best indication that the long reach floor jack needs to be bled is slow lifting or inability to hold weight once it is lifted. Never use a long reach floor jack that is behaving erratically or even if you have a feeling that something isn’t quite right. Below is a good video on how to properly bleed and fill a long reach floor jack.

6. Storage
Always release all pressure in the long reach floor jack cylinder before storing it. Not only does this remove stress on the system to keep it working longer, it will also save you time in setting up the next time you need the long reach floor jack, and you will need less space for jack storage. Always store the jack in an upright position to avoid causing potential leaks and jack malfunction.


All in all, long reach floor jacks are an incredible piece of tools, indispensable to mechanics and motorists when it comes to fixing faults beneath the vehicle. Nonetheless, successfully using the long reach floor jack with no harm to yourself or your vehicle takes an adept knowledge of the exact type to use, how to use it, and what safety precautions are recommended for safe usage. 

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