Jacking up an Audi A4 A5 A6 A7 Q3 Q7 TT MK2

Jacking up an Audi
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If you have a flat tire, need to change your oil, or replace your brake pads and need to lift your Audi, you can follow the step-by-step process outlined in this article.

Jacking up an Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q3, Q7, or TT MK2 requires careful attention to safety, the use of proper tools, and a good guide. In this post, we will walk you through the process of choosing the right size jack and stands, as well as locating the jack points on your Audi.

Let’s first identify the main jack points on your Audi.

Jacking up an Audi A4 A5 A6 A7 Q3 Q7 TT MK2

Jack points

The jack points on your Audi should be hard, easily accessible, and strong enough to hold the weight of the car. Choosing weak points can cause the jack to penetrate the car and cause damage, and may lead to a sudden lowering of the car, which can be dangerous if you are underneath.

In an Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q3, Q7, or TT MK2, the jacking points can be found near each tire under the doors. For most cars, the pinch weld is the factory-designated jack point. While the pinch weld may not be flat enough to fit the floor jack’s saddle, it is designed for an emergency scissor jack.

If you have a floor jack (we will discuss what type of jack you need later), you will need to purchase jack pads that fit the pinch weld. These are circular rubber pads with a deep, straight cut on the upper surface that fits into the pinch weld’s out-merged sheet, while the other flat surface rests on the saddle.

Jack up the car using the pads. The jack points should also be labeled in your car’s manual, so be sure to check it out.

What Size Jack You Need for Audi A4 A5 A6 A7 Q3 Q7 or TT MK2

To ensure maximum safety, always choose a jack with a higher load capacity than your Audi model, whether it’s an A4, A5, A6, A7, Q3, Q7, TT MK2, or any other model. If your Audi weighs 3,000 lbs, opt for a floor jack that can handle at least 3,000 lbs or 1.5 tons. Check your Audi’s weight in the manual or online and choose a jack that can support the weight.

A floor jack is better than other hydraulic jacks as it is sturdy and can lift the load quickly. Make sure the floor jack has a dual-piston pump and is made of lightweight aluminum.

Jack Stands for Audi

When using a floor jack, it is essential to also use at least a pair of jack stands. Relying solely on a jack is not safe in the long run, especially if you need to get underneath your Audi. Jack stands support the weight of the car, allowing you to work underneath for hours without worrying about the hydraulic system losing air.

Just as size matters when choosing a jack, it is also important to consider the size when selecting jack stands. Make sure the jack stands have a dual lock system for maximum safety.

Wheels Chocks

Jack stands block the wheels and prevent the car from moving. To avoid unexpected rolling, make sure to pull the handbrake before lifting the car. Place the chocks on the tires that you don’t want to raise. If you’re lifting the left side, put the chocks on the right-side tires, and vice versa. If you’re lifting the front side, the rear tires should be chocked, and vice versa.

Lifting the Audi

To jack up your Audi using the tools available, first park the car on a flat, hard surface. If possible, it is recommended to perform the job in a garage. If not, any nearby location with a level surface can suffice.

  • Next, install the floor jack under the chosen jack points and chock the other wheels. 
  • Determine how high you need to raise the car to place the stands, and then pump the jack until it reaches the desired height. 
  • Install the stand near the jack and carefully lower the car onto the stand. 
  • Repeat this process for other tires if you’re jacking up more than one.
  • Once you have finished working, put the floor jack back into position and pump it until the car rests on it. 
  • Remove the jack stand and slowly lower the floor jack. 
  • Follow the same process for lowering the other tires.

Ending Notes

In conclusion, these are the steps to safely jack up your Audi A4 A5 A6 A7 Q3 Q7 TT MK2. By following the right method and having the necessary tools, you can easily accomplish the task. Remember to be careful and double-check the jack points to avoid any damage to your car.

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