About to change back to my summer tyres and have invested in a trolley jack but not sure about where the jacking points for a trolley jack are. Do I need an adapter for my trolley jack so that I dont damage the sills?
Just swapped mine back this afternoon as well, although i stuck with the standard jack (does anybody else take ages to get it and the tools back in place?). Now I think about changing all 4 wheels twice a year I wonder how many people use a torque wrench for tightening the bolts?
You should always use a torque wrench as the wheels need the correct torque as per the spec in the manual, you risk under tightening or over tightening the bolts if done by hand - fine for fitting the spare and getting back home, not fine to drive on until winter!
I'm in the process of doing this as well.
By the way for jack adaptors you can always use a hockey puck on your floor jack.
Torque according to the manual is 105 ft lbs. I was thinking of putting the jack on the marked pinch weld area but I didn't know where to put the jack stands. I'm so new with cars...I wouldn't even know how to find a suspension arm. Any pictures please?
Thanks very much.
What capacity of jack is recommended for this size of vehicle? Previously I've only used the jacks that came with my cars, but since I've upgraded to a Q5 I may invest in a trolley jack. Since the GVW is 5500lbs, is a 2 ton jack good enough? 3 ton?