In this post, we are going to treat a topic that can be of use to everyone. If it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to change your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Citroen Berlingo is necessary. Indeed, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and therefore change a wheel, or, access the elements behind it such as the brake pads for example. To do this, we will first explain the different types of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Citroen Berlingo, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Citroen Berlingo?
So we start our content page with the different types of jacks that exist. Indeed, although generally most Citroen Berlingo will be equipped with the same type of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:
- The single-arm screw jack for Citroen Berlingo : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally identified on entry-level models, or with few options. This type of jack has just one articulated arm that is situated under the car to lift it. This type of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for Citroen Berlingo : It uses exactly similar process as the jack seen above, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, however the use of a double arm will allow to have a more stable jack that can lift a higher payload.
- The hydraulic jack for Citroen Berlingo : This form of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually just provided with a premium model or bought in car centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much simpler to employ and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and effective model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on Citroen Berlingo?
We will now start the part that certainly done you come to this post, where is the jack on a Citroen Berlingo? It may seem basic, but depending on the car produce and model the location of the jack is not similar. Be aware that most Citroen Berlingo vehicles are furnished with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. If you have just bought your Citroen Berlingo or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you might not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your car, these locations might change depending on the year and the finish of your Citroen Berlingo:
- The most common location for a jack is in the trunk of your Citroen Berlingo. To reach it, just lift the carpet in the trunk and you should find it and the spare tire.
- In the rear wheel arch: Similar but less common location, your jack might be in your trunk, but on the side of the trunk, to reach it you just have to open the hatch in the right component of your trunk.
- Last possible location for the jack on your Citroen Berlingo is under your car. If you still have the spare tire you will discover it under your trunk, usually you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a Citroen Berlingo?
Finally, we will quickly explain how to use the jack on your Citroen Berlingo. If it is to change your wheel or to change the brake pads of your Citroen Berlingo, the process remains similar. This process may seem complex, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Citroen Berlingo, remember to engage the handbrake as well as a gear to lock your wheels.
- Unscrew the wheel nuts of the wheels you want to work on before lifting the car, in any other case you risk damaging the transmission.
- Begin to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your car at the level of the underbody, you will usually discover a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your Citroen Berlingo, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If you want more tutorials on the Citroen Berlingo, go to our Citroen Berlingo category.