Changing wheels - removing wheels

The car's wheels can be changed for e.g. winter wheels/winter tyres.

Spare wheel*

The spare wheel (Temporary spare) is only intended for use temporarily and must be replaced by an ordinary wheel as soon as possible. The car's handling may be altered by the use of the spare wheel. The spare wheel is smaller than the normal wheel. The car's ground clearance is affected accordingly. Pay attention to high kerbs and do not machine wash the car. If the spare wheel is fitted on the front axle, you cannot use snow chains at the same time. On all-wheel drive cars the drive on the rear axle can be disconnected. The spare wheel must not be repaired.

The correct tyre pressure for the spare wheel is stated in the tyre pressure table.


  • Never drive faster than 80 km/h (50 mph) with a spare wheel on the car.
  • The car must never be driven fitted with more than one "Temporary Spare" wheel.

The spare wheel is located in the spare wheel well with the outside down. The same bolt runs through to secure the spare wheel and the foam block. The foam block contains all the tools needed to change the wheels.

Taking out the spare wheel under the cargo area floor

Fold up the cargo area floor, from the rear and forwards.
Undo the retaining screw.
Lift out the foam block with its tools.
Lift out the spare wheel.


Set up warning triangle if a wheel is replaced in trafficked location. The car and jack* must be on a firm horizontal surface.

Apply the parking brake and engage reverse gear, or position P if the car has an automatic gearbox.


Check that the jack is not damaged, that the threads are thoroughly lubricated and that it is free from dirt.


Volvo recommends only using the jack* that belongs to the car model in question, which is indicated on the jack's label.

The label also indicates the jack's maximum lift capacity at a specified minimum lifting height.

Take out jack*, wheel wrench*, removal tool for wheel covers* and plastic wheel bolt cap removal tool. They will be found in the foam block. If another jack is selected, see Raising the car.

P3-1446-tool for removing plastic hat on wheel screws
Tool for removing the plastic caps on the wheel bolts.
Place chocks in front of and behind the wheels which will remain on the ground to prevent them from rolling. Use heavy wooden blocks or large stones for example.

Cars with steel rims have removable wheel covers. Use the removal tool to hook in and pull off any full-wheel wheel covers. Alternatively, the wheel covers can be pulled away by hand.

P3X-10w46- Losstagning av hjulsida med nytt verktyg

Screw together the towing eye with the wheel wrench* to the stop position.

P3-1320-Ny hjulskruvsnyckel


The towing eye must be screwed all the way into the wheel bolt wrench.
Remove the plastic caps from the wheel bolts with the intended tool.
Loosen the wheel bolts ½-1 turn anticlockwise with the wheel wrench.


Never position anything between the ground and the jack, nor between the jack and the car's jacking point.

There are two jacking points on each side of the car. Wind up the jack so that the flange in the bodywork ends up in the notch in the head of the jack.

P3-846-XC70 Jack assembly


The ground must be firm, smooth and level.
Lift the car so that the wheel is free. Remove the wheel bolts and lift off the wheel.


Never crawl under the car when it is raised on the jack.

Passengers must leave the car when it is raised on the jack. If a wheel must be changed in a trafficked environment, passengers must stand in a safe place.


The normal car jack is only designed for occasional, short-term use, such as when changing a wheel after a puncture, changing to winter/summer wheels, etc. Only the jack for the specific car model may be used to raise the car. If the car is to be jacked up more often, or for a longer time than is required just to change a wheel, use of a garage jack is recommended. In this instance, follow the instructions for use that come with the equipment.
  1. * Option/accessory.