Just today I rotated the tires on the LEAF using two Prius jacks, lifting at the correct points on the same side of course. At 3375 lbs, so half is 1688 lbs supported on two Prius jacks, which are rated for 800 kg each, so even just one jack would still be within the safety margin, although not by a huge amount.mxp wrote:
Incidently, the cost of purchasing both jacks needed for D-I-Y cost more than paying for the service.
I have two Prius jacks because we have one Prius and my mom has a Prius too. And Prius jacks should be pretty cheap to find if somebody was looking for them, I doubt if I would pay more than $5 or $10 each from a junk yard.
And, as aqn stated, it is a good idea to leave the doors and hatchback shut while the car is on jacks. With a sedan it probably isn't as critical as if it was a convertible, but it is always better to be safe. Also, slamming the door shut while up on jacks could be a problem.