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    Jacking and axle stands

    Ok so i am looking to service my car soon (When its a little warmer!)
    and my drive isnt dead level so how safe would it be to do it on my drive?
    (it leans side to side in terms of the car) and i need some axle stands so are the ones on ebay ok or should i not trust them holding a car above me!
    car on drive to give an idea


    this is the road outside my house



    is this kind of incline ok or do i need to nick someone elses drive for the day?

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    Personaly i would find a level bit of hard ground. Not really a huge risk the car 'slipping' if you do it in your drive, but if you have luck like me than if its going to happen it will! haha

    Servicing it on level ground will be easier as well, eg i would imagine when your putting oil in it etc.

    Better to be safe than sorry eh?
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    Probably!

    My dad tried it on the steeper part of the drive once and the car slipped and the jack went through the footwell of my mums old civic...

    So probably best not to risk it

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    Not worth risking your life for imo. I would find a level piece of ground for the day.
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