The Benefits of a Low-Profile Floor Jack
Most of today’s modern passenger vehicles have a low profile, which makes getting in and out of them easy but getting beneath them can be a challenge. In some instances, there is only a few inches of clearance between the ground and the axle, which makes a low-profile floor jack the only piece of automotive equipment you need in your garage to life your vehicle to a workable height.
Low profile floor jacks are also much lighter weight compared to their bulkier high-profile counterparts. This convenient design makes working on your vehicle that much simpler, particularly when working alone. Maneuverability is that much simpler and you’re not exhausted before you even start working on your vehicle.
For most passenger cars, the average 4,000 pound lifting capacity is ample, which makes owning a low-profile floor jack a wise choice. Listed below are three of the best-rated floor jacks designed to properly lift and support today’s most common and popular passenger vehicles.
Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack – 3 Ton Capacity
The aluminum construction of the Arcan ALJ3T low-profile floor jack results in an automotive tool that weighs a fraction of its steel counterparts. Weighing just 56 pounds makes moving this particular floor jack simple. Add to this is three-ton capacity and you see why it’s one of the industry’s top-rated low-profile floor jacks.
With a flat height of just 3.6 inches, it will easily roll under virtually every vehicle on the road today. When raised to its maximum height of 19.4 inches, the Arcan ALJ3T aluminum floor jack offers easy access to the undercarriage and enough height to change a flat tire. Its rubberized lift pad provides a solid, damage-free grip.
Its design includes wide front wheels to ensure easy movement and stability when supporting weight, and rear wheels that swivel on ball bearings for easy turning and positioning to ensure perfect support and easy access.
- Lightweight aluminum construction at just 56 pounds
- Three-ton capacity
- Adjustable height from 3.6 inches to 19.4 inches
- Rubberized lift pad
Nesco Tools 2203 Aluminum Low Profile Floor Jack – 3 Ton Capacity
At just 58 pounds, the lightweight aluminum construction of the Nesco Tools 2203 floor jack is just the tool for anyone tired of unnecessarily heavy tools. It’s long yet powerful frame ensures easy access to hard-to-reach lifting locations less accessible to short-frame jacks, making this low-profile floor jack the perfect choice for vehicles of this nature.
It’s flattened height of 3.5 inches makes it a practical automotive tool in any garage, and its fully raised height of 19.25 inches—reached in a mere nine pumps of the comfortable jack handle—means it’s ready for any underside work on your vehicle.
Its wide front wheelbase provides the confidence you need for steady three-ton support, and swiveling rear wheels makes it easy to position for accuracy. Shipped in three pieces, assembly is simple and will only take a few minutes before your Nesco Tools low-profile floor jack is ready for use.
- Easily maneuverable at just 58 pounds
- Nine pumps to reach maximum height
- Sturdy, wide-base construction
- Easy three-piece assembly
JEGS Performance Products 80006 Professional Low-Profile Aluminum Floor Jack
When you don’t require the lifting capacity of larger floor jacks, the JEGS Performance Products 80006 low-profile floor jack is just the ticket. Weighing a modest 49 pounds, it’s three-piece aluminum construction makes navigating this floor jack around your garage a breeze.
Designed to comfortably slide beneath vehicles with low ground clearance, the JEGS low-profile floor jack has a flat height of 3.5 inches. The lifting pad is rubberized to ensure a good grip when raised to its maximum height of 19.25 inches, and it won’t damage the underside of your vehicle.
Its sturdy construction consists of a wide base with solid aluminum front wheels, carry handles attached to the frame on either side, and swiveling rear wheels to aid in exact positioning.
When looking for a moderately priced low-profile jack with the lifting capacity you demand at home, look no further than the JEGS Performance Products 80006 Professional Low-Profile Aluminum Floor Jack.
- Super lightweight at just 49 pounds
- Convenient carry handles
- Swiveling rear wheels
- Great value for moderate price