Well what I generally do is jack up the car by the jacking points, and situate the jack stands in a solid position as close to the jack as possible. I then lower the jack enough for the jackstand to catch, then raise the jack with just enough pressure to take half the load off the jackstand. I then shake the car and try to get it to budge, which of course it never does, I then slide under and away we go.
Rather than pop in the jack stands and remove the jack, I keep it there as an extra safety precaution. Plus it makes it easy to remove the jack stands because I all have to do is lift the car with a few pumps.
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