TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Having a car jack in your vehicle in case of emergency can mean the difference between 20 minutes to change a flat tire and being stranded on the road, waiting for help. Whether you go off-road with your vehicle and need to lift it frequently, or just want something in case of an emergency, we’re here to help you find the best electric car jack for your needs. This type of jack is usually hydraulic-powered and resembles the shape of a short and stubby bottle. Because of this compact design, they’re desirable for larger vehicles where clearance isn’t necessarily an issue. Though they’re not ergonomically shaped for easy storage, they do often have a higher weight limit than your typical electric floor jack.  You’ll likely see a lot of mechanics using—and owning—this type of car jack. Though it’s manually operated, it works on the same basic principle as all jacks; it uses a mounting point and a lifting system to hold the car during a lift. Floor jacks typically roll on four wheels and come with a detachable handle that pivots up and down to lift the car.  Scissor jacks a...

Doosan unveils updated DA30-5 artic with new adjustable suspension, improved cab alongside improved telematics platform

Doosan unveiled new iron, telematics technology and a new sponsorship in a press event Tuesday in New York City. New York City you say? Well, if you happen to see the 122-year-old Korean company’s logo on a banner in Yankee Stadium this summer, that will explain the press conference venue. But there was a new articulated dump truck and a beefed-up telematics platform to talk about as well. The upgraded 30-ton articulated truck, the DA30-5 features a new front suspension and rear tandems similar to the company’s DA40 artic. The hydro-gas, self-leveling front suspension brings greater driving comfort and smoothness, especially when the bed is empty. The hydro-gas cylinders are connected to pressure accumulators and replace the earlier versions’ shock absorbers and rubber springs. The front suspension is also self-leveling, and the driver can change the ride characteristics of the truck by adjusting the pressure. In the long run, the adjustable suspension and smoother ride is more advantageous to productivity, says Aaron Kleingartner, marketing manager. Doosan also improved the capabilities of its unique rear tandem/single rear axle/tandem bogie drive system by bringing the design...