What are bottle jacks?
A bottle jack is a type of hydraulic jack that is placed in a vertical position. This type of jack is used because of its high leverage and ability to fit into small spaces.
This image shows a bottle jack being used to lift a car.
Bottle jacks are suitable for lifting vehicles, however, they should not be used as supports for a vehicle, as the seals in a bottle jack could fail suddenly, leak and cause accidents.
Use a bottle jack to lift the vehicle only, and always place axle stands appropriately under the vehicle to supprt its weight.