Jack and support a car
For most cars, the recommended front lift point is the engine cradle cross member (Photo 1). Lift and support the front of the car first. (If you start with the rear, the front end may tilt so far that you can’t roll a jack under it.) Place the jack so the cross member lines up with the recessed area of the jack saddle. The jack stand support locations (pinch welds; Photo 2) for cars are usually located behind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels.
Front bumper Engine cradle cross member lift point 1. Place the recess of the jack saddle directly under the engine cradle cross member.
Pinch weld support point Place the jack stand under the support point. Raise the saddle and make sure it locks into place. 2.
Rear lift point Jack saddle Place the floor jack so it contacts the rear lift point and raises the vehicle. 3.