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Locking Wheel Nut Removal

Locking wheel nuts, they are a fantastic idea to prevent wheel theft, but they can also be a right pain if you lose the key.

Unfortunately, it’s quite common nowadays for garages to over-tighten, break, or lose your locking wheel nut socket during a tyre change. So when the time comes for you to take your wheel off, you might be horribly disappointed to find that your lock nut key is damaged beyond use, or missing.

Due to the nature of their design, locking wheel nuts can be difficult to remove; and if you don’t have much experience with mechanical work, then you could end up causing more damage if you try to remove them yourself.

Fortunately, there is an easy and convenient solution! We provide a mobile locking wheel nut removal service across many areas of Dorset. Our expert technicians can come to you and remove your old locking wheel nuts with our specialist equipment.

For many years, we’ve been recommended by breakdown companies such as the AA and RAC to remove locking wheel nuts for customers that are stranded at home or roadside.

We stock a wide variety of replacement nuts and bolts, as well as various master key sets for car makes such as Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo.

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What Are Locking Wheel Nuts?

Many years ago, when alloy wheels were first put on cars, wheel theft used to be a common issue for car owners. People would wake up in the morning to find their pride and joy left on a pile of bricks with the wheels missing.

Car manufacturers heard these complaints from their customers and decided to design a tool that would make it as difficult as possible for thieves to steal their customer’s wheels.

So, locking wheel nuts were invented as a cost-effective and practical solution. Locking wheel nuts are uniquely designed fasteners than require a specific type of key to remove them.

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Wheel Lock Nut Key

Where Can I Find My Lock Nut Key?

There are many different locations you can find your locking wheel nut key, including:

  • In the glove box
  • In the centre console
  • Underneath the front passenger seat
  • In the boot
  • Underneath the spare wheel

If you’ve searched high and low but still can’t find the key, then you may need a locking wheel nut removal service.

My Wheel Nut Key Is Broken. What Do I Do?

A wheel nut key can break for a number of reasons, the most common being using a power tool to fasten them.

A locking wheel nut key is quite delicate and can easily snap when over-tightened. And even if the tool doesn’t snap, it can become distorted and no longer fit properly. 

If you find yourself with a broken wheel nut key, we have a wide range of removal tools and master keys to get your wheel nuts off.

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Wheel Nut Removal

How To Remove Locking Wheel Nuts

It is possible to remove locking wheel nuts with basic tools such as left-hand thread sockets, a hammer, and a sharp chisel; but most types of modern locking wheel nuts are designed to prevent these forms of removal.

We personally use a wide range of specialist locking nut removal tools such as master key sets, specially designed sockets, and a universal locker removal tool. These tools are not readily available to the public, so you may struggle to source them yourself. 

Besides, it takes considerable experience to be able to use some of these tools effectively, so we would advise against trying to remove them on your own.

Mobile Locking Wheel Nut Removal

If you have a locking wheel nut issue, but can’t move the vehicle due to a flat tyre, then you will need a mobile service that comes to you. 

As a mobile tyre fitting company, our vans are fully equipped to remove your locking wheel nuts and repair / replace your flat tyre at home.

We offer a 100% success guarantee with our mobile service, so if we can’t remove your lockers – you won’t be charged a penny.

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Locking wheel nut master keys

Specialists Locking Wheel Nut Tools

We invest heavily in buying the best possible equipment when it comes to locking wheel nut removal. We have master key sets for a wide range of car makes and models, including VW, Audi, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Volvo and BMW.

Our Dorset-based technicians also carry a universal locking wheel nut kit that can remove lockers on most car makes, such as Peugeot, Citroen, Honda, Ford and more!

Locking Wheel Nut Removal Cost

The price for our locking wheel nut removal service varies depending on several factors, such as how many you want us to remove and your location.

However, we don’t charge any extra for our mobile service if you live within our normal service area. 

We also offer a discount if you require a tyre replacement as well as locking wheel nut removal.

Call us on 0800 7311260 for a quote today

What Our Customers Say

James Spriggs
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I called on a Sunday morning after finding a nail embedded in one of my tyres and being unable to remove the locking wheel nuts as the key had been damaged. I received options and a quote over the phone and the service was well priced, quick and efficient. I will definitely be using them again.
Brian Parry
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After driving most of the day with a flat tyre and unable to obtain a locking nut removal key I was recommended to contact Freeway. Mobile Tyres, which proved to be an excellent recommendation. A swiftly removed wheel and repair was done with no fuss and replacing bolts on the other three wheels to stop me having future problems, all done in under an hour. Would highly recommend for good service and reasonable cost. Will definitely return when new tyres required.
Demi Mason
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Last week myself and my husband were driving through a country lane in Poole and our tyre burst. We were unable to fix our tyre. We phoned Freeway Mobile Tyres and they sent a gentleman (named Dean) to us within 30 minutes, who was very friendly and helpful. He fixed our tyre by removing our locking nut without any damage. Highly recommend. 5*.
Sam Tilsed
Sam Tilsed
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Spoke to numerous garages to get my locking wheel nuts removed after it never came in the car. After many garages refused they got them off in minutes there and then.
Rachel Mccormick
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I would like to say a big thank you for your help removing my wheels after I lost my locking nut and replacing my tyre at home in extreme heat. Amazing service 👏
Tim Govier
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Fantastic company to deal with, I had a damaged locking wheel nut and key done by another local company but Dean and his Dad was willing to help right away from a phone call later on a Saturday evening and get me out of trouble, changed bolts, and new tyres, very friendly, fair, enthusiastic workers, I will use again. thanks Guys, much appreciated. Tim.


I’m afraid not. Locking wheel nuts are pretty unique, therefore it’s unlikely you’ll find a matching locker by chance. You can always speak to your local dealership for a replacement key.

We cover many areas of Dorset, including Poole, Bournemouth, Blandford, Swanage, Dorchester and Christchurch.

We can remove locking wheel nuts from Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Volvo, Mercedes, and many more!

We are indeed. We’re open 7 days a week.

Yes, we accept both Debit and Mastercard.

In most situations, we can remove your lockers without damaging the wheel; but we don’t guarantee zero wheel damage.