I couldn't do without my ramps. So much easier for servicing and loads faster. But you do need to make sure they are not to steep as said above. Cheap halfords one's for example would hit the bumper before the wheels. Not that I'm abusing halfords, my stands and jack are from there and I can't fault them. Ramp and stand combo is great for accessing the whole underside of the car too. I strap the wheels to the ramps and then lift the front with the jack. I'm fairly handy with a welder, so I made my own ramps, custom made to suit the car, although I can't recommend it purely down to the lack of testing etc.