After I had my flat a few weeks ago, I found out how useless the spare jack is. Has anyone replaced it with a different one? If so what kind and not a bumper jack. LOL.
There *should* be a lug wrench included with the kit in the car. It's not really long enough to get much leverage, so I had to stomp on it to break them loose, but it was there.
No doubt, having a couple pieces of wood to rest the jack on can help when you're jacking on an uneven or soft surface. A couple of 8"x8" pieces of ¾" plywood sound about right.When I bought a new Dodge in 2002, I connected two small wood pieces to put under the jack, about 5" high. They worked out perfectly on many occasions. The higher you can get the jack to your frame, the faster and easier it will be to use. Also, always replace a factory lug wrench with a 4 way. You need the leverage. Harbor freight sells a foldable one.