Have you lost your locking wheel nut key? Is your locking wheel nut socket broken or damaged? We offer a mobile locker removal service across many areas of Dorset.
Are you looking for a local tyre company in Dorset who can remove your locking wheel nut? Well you’ve come to the right place!
Our experienced mobile technicians have the specialists tools to remove all types of locking wheel nuts.
It doesn’t matter whether you have the key but it’s damaged, or if you’ve lost the locking nut key, we can remove any style of locker in just a few minutes (in most situations!).
We also come to you at home or roadside and provide a same day service in the event of an emergency.
Call us on 0800 7311 260 for our locking wheel nut removal service.
To put it simply, a locking wheel nut is a uniquely shaped fastener that is designed to prevent the theft of alloy wheels. They are difficult to remove with conventional tools and require a specific key to remove them.
Since the use of locking lug nuts on cars, the number of alloy wheel thefts has decreased. And because almost all car manufacturers install these types of bolts onto their vehicles, most thieves don’t even bother checking to see if you’ve got them on.
It’s important to state, however, that although locking wheel bolts have their strengths, they also create plenty of issues too.
One of the most common problems we face as a mobile tyre-fitting company is when a customer has either lost their locking wheel nut key, or the key has been broken by another garage.
In these unfortunate cases, a locking wheel nut removal service is required.
The most common places you can find your locking nut key are:
“Should I put new locking wheel nuts back on?” This is a common question we get asked by our customers after they had their locking wheel nuts removed by us. There is no definitive answer to this question unfortunately. All we can do is show you the benefits and drawbacks of having locking wheel nuts and leave the end decision with you.
Lockers come in all shapes and sizes, and because of this, there are some lockers which are more troublesome to remove.
To give you an idea of how challenging your locking wheel nut might be to remove, we’ve created a table of difficulty for various car manufacturers.
We can help resolve any problem you have with your locking wheel nut/bolt, including:
Our technicians are trained to deal with any type of locking wheel nut issue you may have.
Give us a call today on 0800 7311 260 to discuss our locking wheel nut removal service.
If you can’t find your locking wheel nut and your car is stuck with a flat tyre, then we can come to you with our mobile locker removal service.
Our vans are fully equipped to deal with almost locking wheel nut issue you may have – whether that is an overtightened bolt, or a broken locking wheel nut socket.
We can remove lockers from a wide range of vehicles, including: Audi, VW, BMW, Citroen, Peugeot, Saab, Seat, Land Rover, Fiat, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Bentley, Chrysler, Skoda, Jaguar, and many more.
We charge a flat fee for our locker removal service:
All these prices include VAT and replacement nuts/bolts.
We offer a free mobile locking nut removal service at your location, providing you are within the Poole or Bournemouth area.
Our mobile service is available across many areas of Dorset, including:
My neighbour has the same vehicle as me. Could I just try their locking wheel nut key?
Not the worst idea, and it could be worth a try; But what I would say is don’t get your hopes up. While locking wheel nuts are not strictly unique, there are still 20+ variations for each type of locking key. So, it’s unlikely that your neighbour’s locker will be an exact fit.
Halfords sell a locking wheel nut removal kit made by Laser. Should I buy this to try and remove my lockers?
Don’t waste your money. The locking wheel nut removal kit in question is only useful for the Halfords aftermarket locking wheel nuts, which again are a waste of money.
Most genuine lockers come with a protective rotating collar, which means that you cannot simply beat a left-hand thread socket onto it to remove it (the theory behind the Halfords tool). If you try to do this, then the socket will get stuck on the wheel.
I need a new set of locking wheel nuts, but the ones from the dealer are very expensive. Should I buy an aftermarket set from a car parts place?
You’ve got two options, either buy a genuine set from a dealer or buy standard wheel bolts. The aftermarket locking wheel nut market is crap. They are extremely easy to remove and so offer no extra protection, yet they cost 4x the price of standard bolts.
My locker is broken and I want to replace it. What information do I need before I call the dealership?
Most locking wheel nut keys have a code inscribed on the surface of the head; however, if this is not the case then you will be able to find the code on the bag/box that the key comes with.