Locking wheel nuts is what fastens your wheel to the car. Arguably, it is a tiny but massively important component of your vehicle.
There are other terms for locking wheel nuts, for example, lug nuts or alloy wheel nuts. Vehicle owners are first introduced to this module when they attempt to free their wheels for a summer to a winter tyre change or to replace the alloys.
To perform locking wheel nut removal, you will need a ‘key’ unique to your wheel. This key is metallic and circular at one end, with a hexagonal impression on its other end.
One common problem vehicle owners face is loss of the key. Either through negligence or carelessness, they misplace this vital item. If that is the case with you, then you need not fret. Qualified garages do know how to remove the wheel with the use of specialised equipment.
We recommend that you do not try any experiments by yourself and leave the removal task to the experts. There are several reasons why you should not attempt a locking wheel nut removal by yourself.
Firstly the task requires a lot of force, which, if not applied correctly, may permanently damage the wheels. And in your enthusiasm, you may hurt yourself.
The second most pertinent reason is that you may lack the necessary tools to perform this change at home. Better to save yourself the trouble and bring the car down to our garage.
The third most crucial reason not to attempt this procedure at home is that you may permanently disfigure the wheel nut, which makes removing them more difficult.
Do keep the key safe, and if you worry that you will lose it, then always designate a place for it, for example, the glove compartment.
For any queries related to wheel nut removal do not hesitate to contact us.