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DOES MY CAR HAVE A LOCKING WHEEL NUT?

The short answer is 'Most Do'. It depends mainly on whether your vehicle is fitted with Alloy Wheels. If this is the case, most alloys are fitted with locking wheel nuts as standard. If you have steel wheels and wheel trims you will not have locking wheel nuts fitted.


Locking wheel 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 locking wheel nut, a special locking wheel nut key is required in order to remove that last locking wheel nut, stopping a thief in their tracks.

Does My Car Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

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


This is all good practice unless, of course, you lose your locking wheel nut key. Previously, if you had lost your Locking Wheel 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 Locking Wheel Nut Key - No Key Code Required!


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 Locking Wheel Nut Key


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


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


WHAT DOES A 'LOCKING WHEEL NUT' LOOK LIKE?


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


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


Type 1 | Keyed Head Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

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

Keyed Head Locking Wheel Nuts Example

Type 2 | Rotating Collar Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

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

Locking Wheel Nuts with a Rotating Collar for Extra Security

Type 3 | Combination Flange Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

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

Combination Flange Style Locking Wheel Nuts

Type 4 | Sheer Head Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

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

Sheer Head Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

Type 5 | Spline/Ribe Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

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

Spline/Ribe Locking Wheel Nut/Bolt example

Type 6 | Tuner Style Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

Tuner Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts are different to regular locking wheel 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 locking wheel nuts/bolts require an extended locking wheel nut key to tighten and loosen the fixings.

Tuner Style Locking Wheel Nuts/Bolts

How Do I Get a Replacement Locking Wheel Nut Key?


So you’ve looked everywhere but can’t find your locking wheel nut key! Don’t worry we can supply you with a Replacement Locking Wheel 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 on our website Click Here To Order your Replacement Locking Wheel Nut Key


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 Locking Wheel Nut Key


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

Does My ALFA Romeo Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My AUDI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My BMW Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My CHEVROLET Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My CHRYSLER Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My CHEVROLET Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My FIAT Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My FORD Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My HONDA Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My HYUNDAI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My INFINITI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My ISUZU Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My JEEP Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My KIA Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My LAND ROVER Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My RANGE ROVER Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My LEXUS Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My LOTUS Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My MAZDA Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

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Does My MG Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My MINI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My MITSUBISHI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My NISSAN Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My PORSCHE Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My SAAB Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My RENAULT Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My SEAT Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My SKODA Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My SMART Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

Does My SSANGYONG Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

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Does My SUZUKI Have a Locking Wheel Nut?

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