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Jack stands often come with an option to purchase additional warranty coverage. This coverage offers replacement in case jack stands are damaged in the normal line of work, which can include a dropped stand or other typical problems. Be sure to read the fine print, as many of these warranties are voided if the jack stands are subject to abuse. The definition of abuse can include loading a jack stand beyond its rated capacity, using it for a task not specified, or other conditions. Another thing to remember; many of these extended warranties only cover a one-time replacement. The extra cost of some extended warranties can be as high as half the original value of the original purchase. Weigh your needs carefully before making the extra investment, and don't violate the warranty, or your money is wasted.