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ARE WHEEL LOCKING NUTS ALL THE SAME?

Are Wheel Locking Nuts the same? The short answer is 'No'.


Each vehicle manufacturer installs different wheel locking nuts for each vehicle model. They're not interchangeable between different brands, so, for instance, you can't use a FORD Wheel Locking Nut Key on a BMW and vice versa. This is to ensure that no one can steal the wheels/tyres. The ‘Wheel Locking Nut Key' is the special tool required in order to remove the wheel locking nuts. The individual ‘Wheel Locking Nut Key’ is inserted into each of the wheel locking nuts, which can then be turned and removed. Once your vehicle service work is complete, the ‘Wheel Locking Nut Key’ is then used again to re-install and tighten the wheel locking nuts back on the wheels.


We're Specialists in the Identification of Wheel Locking Nuts and are APPROVED suppliers of Genuine Wheel Locking Nut Keys. Unlike main dealers, we DO NOT require the locking wheel nut security code! Click Here To Order your Replacement Wheel Locking Nut Key


Wheel locking nuts protect your alloy wheels from theft. A standard wheel nut or lug nut can be removed with minimal effort using an ordinary wheel nut wrench, which means your wheels could easily be stolen. But by simply replacing one standard nut/bolt per wheel with a wheel locking nut, a special wheel nut key is required in order to remove that last wheel locking nut, stopping a thief in their tracks.


Image of a Wheel Locking Nut  and Matching Wheel Locking Nut Key

Working on a very simple principle, each set of wheel locking nuts has a patterned indent or outer security pattern and a wheel locking nut key which matches this pattern. Only when the special wheel locking nut key is inserted can the wheel locking nut be turned and removed.


This is all good practice unless, of course, you lose your wheel locking nut key. Previously, if you had lost your Wheel Locking Nut Key and security key code, there was no way of replacing it and you had to resort to dangerous and expensive wheel nut removal. That is until now, we can replace your Wheel Nut Locking Key - No Key Code Required!


WHAT DOES A 'WHEEL LOCKING NUT' LOOK LIKE?


Wheel Locking Nuts come in various designs. Although there are six main manufacturing styles of wheel locking nuts, there are literally thousands of different wheel locking nut combinations available.


We're Specialists in the Identification of Wheel Locking Nuts and are APPROVED suppliers of Genuine Wheel Locking Nuts. Unlike main dealers, we DO NOT require the locking wheel nut security code! Click Here To Order your Replacement Wheel Locking Nut


Our Guide Below Explains The Six Main Types of Wheel Locking Nuts


Type 1 | Keyed Head Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts

The majority of wheel locking nuts have a keyed head to the wheel locking nut. The wheel locking nut key shares this same keyed security pattern which slots into the keyed head of the wheel locking nut.

Keyed Head Wheel Locking Nuts Example

Type 2 | Rotating Collar Wheel Locking Nuts

This type of wheel locking nut has a rotating collar which is designed to spin around the wheel locking nut preventing its removal with any other tool other that the correct matching wheel locking nut key

Wheel Locking  Nuts with a Rotating Collar for Extra Security

Type 3 | Combination Flange Wheel Locking Nuts

This type of wheel locking nut has a combination flange located around the base of the nut. The projecting collar, or rib on the matching wheel locking nut key fits over the nut and engages into the flange in order to remove the wheel locking nuts.

Combination Flange Style Wheel Locking  Nuts

Type 4 | Sheer Head Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts

Sheer head wheel locking nuts are typically found on Peugeot and Citroen vehicles. This type of wheel locking bolt is designed to “sheer-off” if any tool other than the matching wheel locking nut key is used in an attempt to remove it.

Sheer Head Wheel  Locking Nuts/Bolts

Type 5 | Spline/Ribe Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts

This wheel locking nut/bolt style has splines or ribs on either the inside or outer circumference of the wheel locking nut/bolt that the wheel locking nut key engages into. This design is fitted to early Audi, BMW, Seat, Skoda and VW vehicles.

Spline/Ribe Wheel Locking  Nut/Bolt example

Type 6 | Tuner Style Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts

Tuner Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts are different to regular wheel locking nuts and feature a slimmer head diameter for use with alloy wheels that have a tuning rim. These type of alloys have multiple slim-line nut holes that are smaller than those found on regular rims - this design is very common with Japanese/South Asian alloys or Aftermarket Rims/Alloys. The tuner wheel locking nuts/bolts require an extended wheel locking nut key to tighten and loosen the fixings.

Tuner Style Wheel Locking  Nuts/Bolts

How Do I Get a Replacement Wheel Locking Nut Key?


So you’ve looked everywhere but can’t find your wheel locking nut key! Don’t worry we can supply you with a Replacement Wheel Locking Nut Key. We cover most vehicles including cars and vans. Unlike Main Dealers WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE SECURITY KEY CODE. Follow our simple step-by-step process below.


Step 1: Purchase your new Wheel Locking Nut Key


Go to our 'Checkout/Shop Page' page to purchase your ' Wheel Locking Nut Key'. If you have a 'Security Key Code' you can enter it there. If you don't have a 'Security Key Code' follow 'STEP’S 2 & 3 below


Step 2: Provide an image of one of your Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts


Take an image of one of your Wheel Locking Nuts/Bolts on the wheel with your mobile phone. Take the image close-up and face-on, so that we can see the Security Pattern clearly (example image on the 'FAQ PAGE')


Step 3: Provide proof of ‘Keeper/or Ownership of the vehicle


If you do NOT have a security key code; please take an image of your 'Proof of Keeper or Driver' Document and 'ID'. For a list of acceptable documents, please refer to the 'FAQ PAGE'


We're Specialists in the Identification of Locking Wheel Nuts and are APPROVED suppliers of Genuine Locking Wheel Nut Keys. Unlike main dealers, we DO NOT require the locking wheel nut security code! Click Here To Order your Replacement Wheel Locking Nut Key


We can provide Wheel Locking Nut Keys for most vehicle Manufacturers as follows - if your vehicle isn't listed please get in touch:-

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