Locking wheel nuts, or lug nuts as they are also known, keep your wheels firmly attached to your car. These nuts have their own special key for removal and application – a metal, circular item at around 2 inches long, with a hexagonal indent at one end that will slot onto the locking wheel nut itself.
Where is the locking wheel nut key?
In order to change or repair your tyres, we will need you to have your key to hand. If you’re not sure where it is, then your best bet is to look in the glove box; in the side compartments of the boot; under the boot carpet with the spare wheel; in seat pockets; or even under the driver or passenger seat.
What if you can’t find the key or the nuts are damaged?
If you can’t find your key, or if your locking wheel nuts are damaged and the key can’t remove them, then fear not! For just £40 we can remove up to 4 locking wheel nuts during tyre repair or replacement using a piece of specialist equipment that can remove the nut without damaging alloys.
Even if you don’t want new tyres, we can come to you and remove the damaged or overtightened locking wheel nuts for £60.
If we have to use the specialist tool to remove damaged or overtightened nuts, we won’t be able to put them back on, so we advise that you purchase new vehicle-manufacturer-approved wheel nuts prior to our arrival so that we can fit the new ones for you when the tyres have been replaced.
If you are in need of our locking wheel nut removal service please call us on 0800 433 4717 and we will arrange a time and place that best suits you.
We'll do our best, but we can't guarantee removal
We will always attempt to remove every locking wheel nut, but if they are too tight for our specialist tool, or if they have become corroded, we may have to refer your vehicle to an engineer to have the locking nuts drilled out. In such cases you may be charged a standard call out fee of £40 to cover our basic costs, plus the cost of each failed insert we used in the tool.