Locking wheel nuts are the handy little device which stops thieves stealing your expensive alloy wheels and tyres. While the standard lugs can be removed with a wrench, every wheel has an additional nut which can only be removed with this special key provided to the vehicle owner.
So what happens if lose, misplace or damage your locking wheel nut key? You could even find yourself in the situation where you were not supplied with the key when you bought your vehicle and realise this when you need a new tyre fitted.
Fortunately, etyres offer a mobile wheel nut removal service and our fitters are trained and specially equipped to carry out the task of removing the locking wheel nut without damaging the wheel or alloy. In the unlikely event that we cannot remove the wheel nut, we will refund the fee you have been charged.
So if you can’t find your key, don’t panic. First of all check all the places it is likely to be stored, including the glove box; side compartments of the boot or even under the boot carpet where the spare tyre is stored.
We also advise our customers to purchase new vehicle-manufacturer-approved wheel nuts so that we can fit the new ones for you when we have replaced your tyres.
This is just one of the extra convenient mobile services etyres is able to offer customers. Puncture repairs, servicing and replacing Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), we even supply and fit Tyron safety bands, which are increasingly popular with caravan and motorhome owners, are just some of the additional services we offer.
Denna Bowman, Head Office