Preparations For Jacking

1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or slippery areas.

Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving WARNING!

Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.

2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission).
5. Turn Off the ignition.
6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel.

NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being

jacked. NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked.

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