Changing tires

apeg999

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#1
I've been changing my own winter tires for years but Volvo is is not as straight forward as my previous cars.

Few questions before i get at it;

1. I cant seem to find the specific jack points on the under body of the car? from the Manual; There are two jack attachment points on each side of the vehicle and there is a groove in the plastic cover at each attachment point. Can anyone offer pointers? i don't see any grooves?

2. Tool for removing the plastic wheel bolt covers? Take out the jack*, lug wrench*, the tool for removing the plastic covers on the wheel bolts and the towing eyelet stowed under the floor of the cargo compartment. Cant seem to find mine? could be be somewhere un-intuitive?

3. Socket size needed for the wheel bolts, I found one through trial and error that fits reasonably well, but i prefer to buy the perfectly sized socket for the job. i have looked all over and cant seem to find the required socket size for the wheel bolts.

Thanks,
 

apeg999

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#2
For anyone who is trying to do the same:

1. Rear jack point is this protruding honeycomb like bit (you cant miss it if you look under) and in the front you will need to go a little further in to the metal frame.
2. Never found where this tool is supposed to be, you can get it off yourself with some perseverance Or the dealer sells the tool separately (couple bucks, its just plastic)
3. 19mm
 
#3
I've been changing my own winter tires for years but Volvo is is not as straight forward as my previous cars.

Few questions before i get at it;

1. I cant seem to find the specific jack points on the under body of the car? from the Manual; There are two jack attachment points on each side of the vehicle and there is a groove in the plastic cover at each attachment point. Can anyone offer pointers? i don't see any grooves?

2. Tool for removing the plastic wheel bolt covers? Take out the jack*, lug wrench*, the tool for removing the plastic covers on the wheel bolts and the towing eyelet stowed under the floor of the cargo compartment. Cant seem to find mine? could be be somewhere un-intuitive?

3. Socket size needed for the wheel bolts, I found one through trial and error that fits reasonably well, but i prefer to buy the perfectly sized socket for the job. i have looked all over and cant seem to find the required socket size for the wheel bolts.

Thanks,
Considering my Volvo dealer only charges me 35€ to swap my winter wheels (18”) with my 19” Summers, there is not much incentive to doing it myself. They also store them for 35€ for the season. Is it much more expensive Stateside?


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#4
Considering my Volvo dealer only charges me 35€ to swap my winter wheels (18”) with my 19” Summers, there is not much incentive to doing it myself. They also store them for 35€ for the season. Is it much more expensive Stateside?


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I found the tool to remove the covers in the Styrofoam over the spare. Right beside the special locking lug nut. Black plastic grabber. Super easy with the right tool.

On my car they were small arrows on the plastic pointing to the jack points. The front ones aren’t obvious it’s just a solid piece of the frame.


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