- Oct 1, 2017
- Edinburgh Scotland
Absolutely. I've long preached to others never to do that. So what did I do last time we were down at Mrs J's sister? Only tried to jack the Ibiza up using the one leg jack. Ok, I've done that before and not had a problem but Sister's driveway is pea gravel! didn't even start to get the wheel off the ground before it all started to go sideways! If that had been with the wheel off I'd have been left feeling very silly. Even on a hard surface like tarmac or concrete, if you jack the car up high enough it'll seriously destabilize it. I'd never get under a car held up on only a scissors type jack and if I really have to in a roadside emergency I'm very careful about what I'm doing and keep everyone else away from it.Helping someone change the wheel is OK , but I would draw the line at getting underneath to kick the wheel off when sat on their old wobbly car jack.