7 Questions Everyone Asks About QuickJack
If you’ve been following QuickJack, you’ve probably seen (or at least heard of) our blog, livestream videos, Quick Tips YouTube series and email newsletter. We use these channels to deliver useful content that will help you get the most out of QuickJack. Sometimes, unfortunately, our messages don’t reach everyone we’d like them to. We’re happy to answer everyone’s questions, but we want to make it easier to find all the information you need.
Essentially, we want to put the power in your hands to get the right answers quickly. This article features seven questions virtually everyone asks about QuickJack. We highly recommend reading it because there’s probably something here for every car lift shopper and QuickJack enthusiast.
Are You Having a Sale?
For obvious reasons, this is one of the most common questions we get from people interested in our portable car lift. While we don’t have sales often, we do our best to get the word out when they do come up. So, what’s the best way to be informed of a sale? Simple: Sign up for the QuickJack newsletter. To do so, scroll down to the bottom of the QuickJack homepage. The newsletter is right there in the bottom-right-hand corner of the screen.
We recommend following the newsletter because we put virtually every major piece of information into it. If there’s a sale, it will be explained right there at the top of the email. We also include the latest videos, content and product updates. We only send two emails per month, so you’re not going to get buried in unwanted nonsense. Promise.
Can QuickJack Be Used on Asphalt and Bare Ground?
QuickJack was made to be versatile and mobile. That means it doesn’t need to be bolted down, and it can be moved virtually anywhere. Furthermore, it can be operated on most hard or non-sinking surfaces. Acceptable surfaces include asphalt, hard dirt, gravel, cement, etc. We highly recommend that you do not operate QuickJack on a sloping surface, nor should it be used on uneven ground like sand.
How Long Can I Leave My Car in the Air?
The best thing about QuickJack is that it’s safer than traditional jacks and stands. It’s truly as safe as a full-size car lift, thanks to its mechanical locking system. When QuickJack is locked in place, there’s essentially zero risk of failure while you work. For this reason, many people store their cars on QuickJack all winter long. Or, if you’re going on an extended vacation, avoid flat spots in your tires by keeping your car lifted for as long as you want. There’s no time limit for storing a vehicle or keeping a project car lifted off the ground.
Does QuickJack Need an Air Compressor to Work?
QuickJack features an electric over hydraulic power unit that does not need compressed air to operate. The only air supply comes from a small air cylinder that can be filled to 50 psi with a simple hand or foot pump. An air compressor can also be used for this purpose, but it’s not necessary. A built-in, open-valve flow divider ensures equal pressure to both frames in order to maintain an even lift at all times.
Can I Remove the Hoses After I Lock the Frames in Place?
QuickJack’s quick-connect fittings allow you to rapidly detach both hydraulic lines from the frames. The hoses can also be detached once your vehicle is raised on QuickJack and secured on the mechanical locks. Doing so will clear up a lot of room underneath and around the vehicle, making it easier and safer to work on your car.
In order to safely remove the hoses, first ensure the safety arms have successfully engaged the locks. Next, hold the Down button on the pendant control for about five seconds; this depressurizes the hoses and makes reconnecting them much easier. It is now safe to disconnect the hoses.
Can I Lift a 5,500-lb. SUV With a QuickJack Rated to Lift 5,000 Lbs?
Never exceed the rated capacity of your QuickJack. A significant safety factor is built into the lift, but it should never be compromised for any reason. If your truck or SUV is 5,500 lbs, please purchase the BL-7000SLX/EXT, rated for 7,000 lbs. However, if you have a 5,000-lb. capacity car lift, there is no reason to upgrade to a higher-capacity model for a vehicle with a curb weight at or approaching the 5,000-lb. cutoff.
Can QuickJack Get Wet?
It is perfectly fine to get QuickJack covered in soap and water during your next car wash. Follow the procedure outlined above in order to disconnect the long hydraulic hoses, and be sure to remove the power unit from the area. Do not get the power unit wet. We also suggest you dry off the frames after you’re done using them. Keep an eye on all hinge points, as they require more frequent maintenance and lubrication if QuickJack is used to lift your vehicle during a wet cleaning.
The questions outlined in this article are commonly asked by car lovers just like you, but there are plenty of other questions we get all the time. We can’t list them all here, so please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more about how a portable car lift can make a difference in your life.