Ramp­ing up

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Editorial -

Fol­low­ing on from my Ed­i­to­rial in the last is­sue, I asked

CM read­ers for their opin­ions on plas­tic ramps. With many read­ers of­fer­ing sugges­tions, I even­tu­ally went with Andy Powis’s rec­om­men­da­tion of these Rhino Ramps, which are made in the US. They cost £50 plus £10 de­liv­ery from a UK sup­plier. So far, I’ve used them for two cars with 16in tyres and there seems to be room to com­fort­ably fit 18in tyres, given that the width of the ramps is 270mm in the tyre-seat­ing area. My Skoda Oc­tavia 1U, hav­ing been low­ered by 35mm, did have trou­ble get­ting on the ramps, be­cause the front valance has drooped on the off­side. I used two chucks of wood to get it onto the first stage of the ramps and this did help a bit.

Still, I’m pleased with the ramps so far. See here https://bit.ly/2cc8ccz

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