If you work on your car at home, there are certain pieces of tools you should have in the garage. The most critical of these is the trolley jack. The jack performs all the heavy lifting, saving you all the hassles involved in the process.

Make sure to invest in a trolley jack that gives you enough clearance to get your desired work done. When buying a new jack you should consider the cost, size and use of the equipment. This will help you find the right one for your situation.

We’ve put together this guide to show you exactly what you need to think about.

1. Cost of the trolley jack

Before you start shopping for your desired hydraulic trolley jack, you need to understand the cost to effectively plan your budget. All the jacks provided at Calfinn offer you great value, but the one you buy is determined by the capacity of the model you need. The jacks' lifting ability also differs, ranging from those suited for lifting smaller vehicles through to those designed to lift trucks.

Like you do when making any other investment, you should aim to buy a jack that offers you value and a good return on the investment.

2. Size of the trolley jack

The jacks are available in a range of sizes, so you need to choose the one that matches your vehicle. Every air hydraulic jack is rated to a particular weight class, so for safety reasons make sure your vehicle isn’t too heavy.

Note that a jacked vehicle will lift from one corner. So you should choose a jack with the ability to lift three-quarters of your car's total weight at a minimum.

You should never use a jack to lift a car weighing more than its capacity as it can lead to serious injury. So, before you start the shopping, check your car weight to make sure it’s within the range of your chosen jack.

3. How do you intend to use the trolley jack?

Various jacks are designed to perform different jobs, so you need to choose one that serves your intended purpose. If you intend to use the trolley jack for light duties in your garage, you can opt for a budget model.

But if you want to perform heavy duties, you should opt for a top of the range model. This ensures your safety and that the jack will last long enough to get value from it.

For high-quality trolley jacks, you can rely on us. We have a range of options to choose from, all at an affordable cost. You can get in touch with us at any time for free quotes and orders. One of our experts is always available to help you with all your needs.