locking wheel nut

What is a locking wheel nut?

What is a locking wheel nut?

Locking wheel nuts are also known as, lug nuts, or alloy wheel nuts, locking wheel nut keep your wheels safely secured to your car. To remove a locking wheel nut, you need a special key which comes with the car this metal key is like a circular tool with a hexagonal indent at one end (depends on the car manufacturers). If you lose this key, or your wheel nut or locking nut key is damaged, you will need to seek the expertise of a tyre technician. That’s where we can help. Our professionals can quickly remove any type of locking nut from your vehicle (charges applicable). We use a specialist tool that gets the job done without causing damage to your alloys. Contact us to take advantage of our mobile locking wheel nut removal service.

In instances where we remove damaged or overtightened wheel nuts, it’s possible that we are unable to remove them as well. Exactyre mobile service vehicles do not carry replacement locking wheel nut keys or spare wheel nuts/bolts for any vehicle. Sourcing of these items can be undertaken by request. Therefore, we advise that you purchase new vehicle manufacturer approved locking wheel nuts prior to our arrival (we always recommend purchasing these directly from the vehicle manufacturer).

What happens if a locking wheel nut can’t be removed?

In most cases, a wheel nut can be comfortably removed. However, on the rare occasion that a wheel nut has become badly corroded or damaged beyond repair, the vehicle may need to be referred to have the locking nuts drilled out.

In such cases, you may be charged a standard call out fee to cover our basic costs, plus the cost of each failed insert we used in the tool. we cannot offer a 100% guarantee of successful removal and you will be required to complete a disclaimer form before we attempt removal.

Where is the locking wheel nut key?

In order to change or repair your tyres, you will first need to find your locking wheel nut key. If you’re unsure where it is, try checking in the following places:

  • In the glove box
  • In the side compartments of the boot
  • Under the boot carpet
  • In the seat pockets
  • Under the driver or passenger seat