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    For so many years I have managed to avoid using a car ramp, but have now decided to purchase a set of car ramps so I can get under my families and friends cars without risking my life with an axle stand and car jack (they do slip)

    In the UK, seems a few options and on Amazon they have a car ramp that also has a hydraulic jack at the end, so you can extend the ground clearance, looks really good but higher price.

    Lots of cheap car ramps on Ebay, but they seem to be weaker and only have one vertical welded support / strut, for myself, prefer the Halfords or Hilka options as they have three vertical supports.

    Ideally a car ramp that is strong, good value, easy to transport and has a gradual incline so the cars bumpers do not rub the car ramp on the way up.

    We have a mixture of cars from Fiats, Fords  to SUV’s so an all rounder is needed.

    The Halfords  2 Tonne Car Ramps 657271 looks a great fit and fair price as does the Screwfix HILKA PRO-CRAFT 2 TONNE CAR RAMPS 2 PACK (83061)

    Halfords Car Ramps:

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #14748
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    I also remember reading a while back that if you have a flat smooth floor surface, to stop the car ramps sliding across the floor when you drive upto them, get some silicon sealant and smooth a thin layer over underside of ramp (and allow to dry) which touches the floor, this will help stop the ramps sliding .

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #14754
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    I purchased the Halfords car ramps yesterday and must say, the ramp is much better than I thought, very heavy and is  wider at the base compared to the top to provide additional stability.

    Picture of car tyre which is 185 x 55 R15 and plenty of width for wider tyres also

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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