Park the car on level ground to avoid tipping over. Use wheel chocks placed in front of the front and rear tire to prevent the car from moving as you work. Remove hub caps, if they are present, before you raise the car using a flat head screwdriver so as to expose lug nuts.
Suspension lifts are the most complicated and time-consuming. They are designed to be a complete suspension replacement. Many kits include new front and rear coil springs, new shocks, front and rear lower control arms, front and rear upper control arms, crossmember front and rear adjustable track bars, front and rear brake lines, front and rear bump stops, rear shock relocation mounts, front sway bar disconnects, rear sway bar links, front track bar drop bracket, rear track bar CV bracket, and a drop pitman arm. It is possible to do this lift on your own, but help from a friend can be helpful. Expect a cost range from $1000 to $2500 for a suspension lift of 4″ to 6″.
Gloves- I recommend that you have 2 types of gloves on hand. The first type is mechanics gloves. They are heavy-duty and typically have rubber grips on the fingers and palm. Purchase the best that you can afford so that they will last. The next type are latex gloves. They are thin enough so that you keep your dexterity and they help to keep your hands clean. Pick up a box of the heavier gauge type and stay away from the very thin ones. The thin ones are easily pierced and ripped and you will go through a lot of them.
Retouch digital photos: Somehow I can’t see this being one of the things that the giant beer can drops on the guy for being too wussy to do in that “Milwaukee’s Best” series of commercials.
Size: Socket sets range from four to one hundred sockets, with sizes measured in inches (SAE) or metric. Your vehicle or appliance manual would usually mention the measuring units. The Best Torque Wrench Under 100 has a ratchet mouth and is available in four standard sizes, i.e. 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, and 3/4 inch. The number of gear teeth that a ratchet has is usually 24, 30, 45 or 60.
Remove the hub cap if it has one, you can pry it off with a screwdriver. Slightly loosen the nuts holding the wheel in place. You need to do this before jacking up the car. Now place the jack under the car; the position you need to place it varies, so refer to your manual. Wind the jack until the wheel is just slightly above the ground and you can turn it freely.
While at the garage or tire store, it’s always worth having someone check all your tires. Tire should always be in perfect condition and it’s not easy to tell this by just walking around your car. It better to get them checked than to have to change another tire.