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Yes, wheel chocks would help in this case. Also, use of the emergency brakes as well as leaving it in gear (EDIT- Leave it in gear if a manual or park if automatic). If wheel chocks are not available, you could use a largish stone which could be wedged between the tire and the ground on both sides of the tire. This would be on a tire which is not flat and ...
I'm not sure what it specifically says, but it is indeed not safe to be under a car that is supported only by a jack, hydraulic or mechanical. To be safe, get a pair of jack stands, and use whatever jack you want to raise the car high enough to put the stands in place, then lower it so vehicle is resting on the stands. The jack that comes with the car ...
As you thought the jack is more than strong enough because you will not be lifting the entire car. Just remember that to be safe use jackstands if you will be under the vehicle or doing more than changing a tire.
If you leave the car in gear, and depending on if the vehicle is front-wheel, rear-wheel drive, don't jack both front wheels up if front-wheel drive, etc. This way you always have a tire on the ground that is in gear. So if your left-front tire blew out and your car is front wheel drive, jack it up so the right-front wheel stays fully weighted on the ground. ...
The supplied car jack is for an emergency change of a wheel, pucture?, on firm ground, with the wheel nuts loosened before raising the vehicle, with the handbrake firmly applied. It is not intended for any other use. At no time put any part of yourself, or allow anybody else, under a vehicle raised on this type of jack.
In the first picture where you have the orange circled item ... just to the left of it (in the picture) there is a large bolt which attaches the circled item to the body. This would probably be a good lift point. I've found that anywhere which is going to be used as a bolted mount point is going to be very sturdy. If you are worried about marring the bolt, ...
A car on a jack is usually a very unstable object. Even when if are changing a wheel on a level surface, you should use everything available to stop your car moving when jacked up: handbrake, reverse gear or park, and wedge or stone or brick or whatever. When the the car direction is more or less aligned with the slope, using everything at hand to secure ...
Focushacks.com has this excellent diagram:
It depends what you are working on! If I were working on the axle, I'd put them under the chassis frame (or jacking points on a monocoque vehicle), but if I was working on the shell, brakes, diff etc I usually put them under the axle tube. I generally either use specific jacking points, or try to position the stands as close as possible to the suspension ...
Frame, jack points, solid axle are probably all fine for stands
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