What jack for changing wheels?

Is it worth investing in a proper trolley or bottle jack and a torque wrench for swapping between winter and summer wheels? Or is the mini jack and tyre lever that comes with the car sufficient?

I ask because when my new winter wheels were fitted for the first time yesterday, they had real trouble getting the socket to fit on to 2 of the bolts on the back left wheel. Also, 255/55/R19 wheels are fairly hefty!

Asked on 11 December 2011 by jpotter

Answered by Honest John
I used the jack that came with the car.

If you use a different type of jack you run the risk of damage by jacking the car in then wrong place.

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