Locking Wheel Nut Removal
Locking wheel nuts prevent theft of vehicle wheels and are therefore a very useful device for vehicle owners. If you have unfortunately lost your locking wheel nut, don’t panic! Give us a call and we will advise of next steps.
WHAT ARE LOCKING WHEEL NUTS?
A locking wheel nut is crucial to keep in your car at all times as you will need this special key to remove your wheel. Each set of locking wheel nuts has a unique indent with a key that matches up with the pattern. If you have a flat tyre or you just need a tyre replacement and you don’t have the locking wheel nut, this can cause further issues and delay the process as you will need to have the locking wheel nut mechanically removed.
The best place to keep your locking wheel nut key is in your vehicle because you never know when you may need it! You could experience a tyre puncture anywhere and at any time, and in the first instance, the locking wheel nut is always required in order to remove or repair the tyre.
If you have unfortunately lost your locking wheel nut, don’t panic! Give us a call and we will advise of next steps.
We can deploy a specialist technician in this field to reach you as we have special tools to remove locking wheel nuts and all of our technicians are expertly trained to do so.
If the locking wheel nuts are too tight, or if they are damaged or corroded, you will have to visit a garage to have this mechanically drilled out. But with our experience and specialist tools, we are usually able to remove locking wheel nuts in the first instance.
If your locking wheel nut is removable and not damaged – with our specialist tool, we can remove your locking wheel nut in under 60 seconds flat.
Locking wheel nut removals on the side of the road can be more of a challenge as there is a limit to tools and access. But we specialise in Mobile tyre services, and we always hold specialist equipment to remove most locking wheel nuts.
DO I NEED THE LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY
A locking wheel nut is a wheel’s best friend, and without the locking wheel nut your tyre is not removable.
In order to replace or repair your tyres, you will always need your wheel lock key to hand. If you are unsure of where it is placed, it’s always best to first look under the boot carpet with the spare wheel, in the glove box, in any side compartments, seat pockets or beneath the driver or passenger seat.