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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...



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