In this post, we are going to address a topic that can be of use to all of us. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to change your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Citroen C5 Aircross is important. Obviously, 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 describe the different sort of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Citroen C5 Aircross, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.


What are the different types of jacks for Citroen C5 Aircross?

So we begin our content page with the different sort of jacks that exist. Obviously, although generally most Citroen C5 Aircross will be equipped with the same kind of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:

  • The single-arm screw jack for Citroen C5 Aircross : The first type of jack, the most traditional and cheapest of all, is generally found on entry-level models, or with few options. This kind of jack has only one articulated arm that is situated under the motor vehicle to lift it. This kind of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
  • The double-arm screw jack for Citroen C5 Aircross : It uses precisely the same principle as the jack seen earlier, that is, a worm screw that will allow screwing to raise the jack, and unscrewing to lower it, nevertheless 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 C5 Aircross : This sort of jack is not standard equipment on cars, and is usually only supplied with a premium model or bought in motor vehicle centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much easier to use and able to lift a larger load. It would cost between 20 and 50 euros to buy them, here is a simple and efficient model from Oscaro.


Where is the jack on Citroen C5 Aircross?

We will now begin the part that absolutely done you come to this post, where is the jack on a Citroen C5 Aircross? It might seem basic, but depending on the motor vehicle produce and model the location of the jack is not the same. Be aware that most Citroen C5 Aircross vehicles are furnished with a jack, if they are not you will have to find a puncture-proof spray or a compressor instead. Whether you have just bought your Citroen C5 Aircross or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may possibly not have this info. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your motor vehicle, these locations may possibly change depending on the year and the finish of your Citroen C5 Aircross:

  • The most general position for a jack is in the trunk of your Citroen C5 Aircross. 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 position, your jack may 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 C5 Aircross is under your motor vehicle. If you still have the spare tire you will locate it under your trunk, in most cases 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 C5 Aircross?

Finally, we will fairly quickly describe how to use the jack on your Citroen C5 Aircross. Whether it is to change your wheel or to change the brake pads of your Citroen C5 Aircross, the process remains the same. This process might seem difficult, but you only need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:

  • Before lifting your Citroen C5 Aircross, 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, otherwise you risk damaging the transmission.
  • Begin to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your motor vehicle at the level of the underbody, you will in most cases locate a notch to position it in the right place.
  • Raise your Citroen C5 Aircross, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.

If you have any further questions about the Citroen C5 Aircross, do not hesitate to consult our Citroen C5 Aircross category.