It is not unusual to find yourself in a tricky situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Chevrolet Volt. Many options are available to you at this time, including the option to change your wheel. To do so, it is important to know where your spare tire is. In the following paragraphs, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Chevrolet Volt but also the various possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.
Spare wheel location on my Chevrolet Volt
The location of the spare tire on your Chevrolet Volt can vary depending on the year of manufacture. Generally, you will find it under the trunk, accessible from the inside of the trunk, or in some cases accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your Chevrolet Volt. From time to time it may be found under the hood, but this is uncommon.
If you need to change the spare wheel on your Chevrolet Volt, we invite you to look at our article on the subject:
- How to replace a wheel on a Chevrolet Volt
It is as well possible that you do not have a standard spare wheel available. Here are the numerous options available to you:
Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your Chevrolet Volt
The spare wheel on my Chevrolet Volt:
This small wheel, also known as a wafer, is less bulky than a standard wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your Chevrolet Volt, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In fact, it is only utilized in case of emergency, we suggest that you do not drive more than a few kilometers and that you do not exceed 80km/h considering that it’s not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the closest garage as soon as possible. Additionally, be careful when cornering, as your Chevrolet Volt will be slightly unbalanced because it’s thinner than the other wheels already in place. Additionally make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked regularly to avoid keeping an unusable spare wheel on your Chevrolet Volt.
The complete wheel:
This is a wheel similar to the one you already have in place. Logically, you may put it in place and drive normally. Be cautious, make sure that it is actually identical to the wheels already in place on your Chevrolet Volt.
The anti puncture kit on my Chevrolet Volt:
As its name implies, this one will enable you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate temporarily (using a small compressor that you link up to the cigarette lighter) in order to drive to the closest garage with your Chevrolet Volt. Be careful however, you cannot drive forever with this system. We advise that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Of course, if you notice a too important opening in the tire of your Chevrolet Volt, do not take avoidable risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is larger than 5 millimeters, it will be very complicated to plug it, considering that the air pressure is too high.
Conclusion on my Chevrolet Volt:
Here is some details on the location of the spare tire on your Chevrolet Volt and the numerous options available to you in terms of troubleshooting. You should also know that, by law, it is not mandatory to have a spare tire on your Chevrolet Volt. However, we strongly recommend that you equip yourself with one so that you do not find yourself in a complicated situation. You should also take care to maintain the tyres of your Chevrolet Volt, for obvious safety explanations, but also because it’s reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Chevrolet Volt. So be careful.To find more tips on the Chevrolet Volt, take a look at the Chevrolet Volt category.