Where is the jack located on Mercedes A class ?
In this post, we are going to talk about a theme that can be of use to all of us. If it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Mercedes A class is fundamental. Obviously, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and therefore replace a wheel, or, access the components behind it such as the brake pads for example. To do this, we will first show you the different kind of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Mercedes A class, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Mercedes A class?
So we begin our content with the different kind of jacks that exist. Obviously, nevertheless generally most Mercedes A class will be equipped with the same kind of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:
- The single-arm screw jack for Mercedes A class : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally discovered on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has only one articulated arm that is placed under the car to lift it. This kind of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for Mercedes A class : It uses exactly the same principle as the jack seen above, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, nevertheless the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
- The hydraulic jack for Mercedes A class : This sort of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually only provided with a premium model or bought in car centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much easier to employ and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and efficient model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on Mercedes A class?
We will now begin the part that certainly made you come to this article, where is the jack on a Mercedes A class? It might seem basic, but based on the car produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Be aware that most Mercedes A class cars are set up with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. If you have just bought your Mercedes A class or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may not have this info. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your car, these locations may replace based on the year and the finish of your Mercedes A class:
- The most basic position for a jack is in the trunk of your Mercedes A class. To reach it, just lift the carpet in the trunk and you should find it and the spare tire.
- In the rear wheel arch: Similar but less common position, your jack might be in your trunk, but on the side of the trunk, to reach it you just have to open the hatch in the right part of your trunk.
- Last possible location for the jack on your Mercedes A class is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will locate it under your trunk, usually you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a Mercedes A class?
Finally, we will quickly show you how to use the jack on your Mercedes A class. If it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Mercedes A class, the process remains the same. This process might seem difficult, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Mercedes A class, remember to engage the handbrake as well as a gear to lock your wheels.
- Unscrew the wheel nuts of the wheels you want to work on before lifting the vehicle, otherwise you risk damaging the transmission.
- Start to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your car at the level of the underbody, you will usually locate a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your Mercedes A class, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
In the event that you have any additional questions about the Mercedes A class, do not hesitate to consult our Mercedes A class category.