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LOCKING WHEEL NUTS EXPLAINED


Locking Wheel Nut in Situ on Wheel Example

Locking wheel nuts are a cost-effective way of protecting 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.


Locking wheel nuts originally became popular amongst car enthusiasts who were worried about the theft of their expensive alloy wheels. With many paying over £1,000 for their custom rims, it’s no wonder the inexpensive Locking Wheel Nut became a popular deterrent. Nowadays, most car manufacturers fit locking wheel nuts as standard to vehicles as they roll off the production line; indeed, it is a ‘Thatcham’ requirement for most UK vehicles.

Locking Wheel Nut Set & Matching Locking Wheel Nut Key Example Image

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.


It’s for this reason that it’s important that you know where your locking wheel nut key is kept as, without it, it’s very hard, not to mention, expensive, to remove your wheels should you require a tyre change, new brakes or a service etc. We recommend that you keep your locking wheel nut key inside your vehicle somewhere, either in the glove box or hidden away out of sight, just so long as you know where to find it. If you need to pull over due to a puncture, you’re going to need that locking wheel nut key in order to remove the tyre and put the spare on. Similarly, if your vehicle requires work, your garage will need the locking wheel nut key in order to service your vehicle. So make sure you keep your locking wheel nut key safe – you never know when you might need it.


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; LWNK can replace your Locking Wheel Nut Key.


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.


Follow our '3 Step-by-Step Process below. Unlike Main Dealers we do NOT require the security key code.


Step 1: Purchase your Replacement Locking Wheel Nut Key


Go to our 'Checkout/Shop Page' page to purchase your 'Locking Wheel 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 Security wheel nuts/bolts


Take an image of one of your Security 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 that you are the ‘Keeper/or Owner of the vehicle


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


Don't worry, if you can't find your locking wheel nut key, we can supply most vehicles locking wheel nut keys - We don't require the unique security code either. Simply follow our '3 Step Process' and purchase your locking wheel nut key now 'Checkout/Shop Page'


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

Aftermarket Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

Abarth Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

Alfa Romeo Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

AUDI Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

BMW Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

CHEVROLET Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

CHRYSLER Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

DACIA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

FIAT Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

FORD Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

HONDA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

HYUNDAI Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

INFINITY Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

ISUZU Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

JEEP Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

KIA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

LAND ROVER Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

RANGE ROVER Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

LEXUS Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

LOTUS Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MAZDA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MERCEDES Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MCGARD Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MG Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MINI Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

MITSUBISHI Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

NISSAN Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

PORSCHE Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SAAB Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

RENAULT Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SEAT Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SKODA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SMART Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SSANGYONG Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SUBARU Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

SUZUKI Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

TOYOTA Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

VAUXHALL Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

VOLKSWAGEN Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

VOLVO Locking Wheel Nuts Explained

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