In this article, we are going to talk about a theme that can be of use to most of us. Whether it’s because you have a flat tire, or you want to replace your brake pads, knowing where the jack is on a Volkswagen Touareg is necessary. In fact, without the jack, you won’t be able to lift your car and consequently replace a wheel, or, access the elements behind it such as the brake pads for example. To achieve this, we will first describe the different sort of jacks, then, where the jack is on an Volkswagen Touareg, and at last, how to use the jack on your car.
What are the different types of jacks for Volkswagen Touareg?
So we start our article with the different sort of jacks that exist. In fact, although generally speaking most Volkswagen Touareg will be equipped with the same sort of jack, there are still different styles with different uses, here they are:
- The single-arm screw jack for Volkswagen Touareg : The first type of jack, the most classic and cheapest of all, is generally located on entry-level models, or with few options. This sort of jack has just one articulated arm that is placed under the motor vehicle to lift it. This sort of jack is light, easy to use, but does not allow you to lift large loads.
- The double-arm screw jack for Volkswagen Touareg : It uses exactly similar principle as the jack seen earlier, 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 Volkswagen Touareg : This form of jack is not standard equipment on vehicles, and is usually just provided with a premium model or bought in motor vehicle centres. These jacks are heavier, generally less bulky and have the advantage of being much less complicated 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 effective model from Oscaro.
Where is the jack on Volkswagen Touareg?
We will now begin the part that certainly made you come to this post, where is the jack on a Volkswagen Touareg? It may seem very easy, but depending on the motor vehicle produce and model the location of the jack is not similar. Be aware that most Volkswagen Touareg cars 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 Volkswagen Touareg or have been loaned one, or are renting it, you may possibly not have this information. We are going to give you the different locations of the jack on your motor vehicle, these locations may possibly replace depending on the year and the finish of your Volkswagen Touareg:
- The most general position for a jack is in the trunk of your Volkswagen Touareg. 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 traditional position, 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 Volkswagen Touareg is under your motor vehicle. If you still have the spare tire you will discover it under your trunk, generally you will have to unscrew a nut to be able to release it and the spare tire.
How to use the jack on a Volkswagen Touareg?
Finally, we will quickly describe how to use the jack on your Volkswagen Touareg. Whether it is to replace your wheel or to replace the brake pads of your Volkswagen Touareg, the procedure remains similar. This procedure may seem complex, but you just need to follow a few recommendations to use your jack safely:
- Before lifting your Volkswagen Touareg, 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 vehicle, in any other case you risk damaging the transmission.
- Start to lift your jack (about 20 centimeters) and position it under your motor vehicle at the level of the underbody, you will generally discover a notch to position it in the right place.
- Raise your Volkswagen Touareg, don’t bother doing it much, if your tire comes off three inches off the ground that’s enough.
If you need more guides on the Volkswagen Touareg, go to our Volkswagen Touareg category.