Replacement Lock Nuts
Tyrepower Morley CAN SOURCE REPLACEMENT LOCK NUTS FOR A VARIETY OF VEHICLES. WE CAN SOURCE REPLACEMENT WHEEL LOCK NUT KEYS FOR EUROPEAN VEHICLES. DON’T STRESS, USE THE CONTACT FORM, GIVE US A CALL OR COME INTO THE STORE TO FIND OUT MORE.
Various manufacturers are factory fitting their vehicles with lock nuts. Lock nuts are a type of nut or wheel bolt that does not use a standard 6-side tool like a socket or allen key for removal. In these cases the vehicle will have come with a special ‘key’ to remove the lock nut. In most cases lock nuts will deter casual criminals.
We are regularly approached by customers who have lost their lock nut key. This poses a few problems such as being unable to remove a wheel in the event of a flat tyre, or being unable to service brake components. We can source replacements for generic aftermarket sets in a speedy manner from the same companies that make them. Alternatively some of the cheaper lock nuts can be removed with brute force without damage to the car or the wheel, in which case we can replace with a new set of lock nuts.
Some European car manufacturers are fitting their vehicles with higher grade lock nuts. Companies like BMW, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, Ford and others are fitting their cars with lock nuts that are impossible to remove without causing irreparable damage to the wheel.
Tyrepower Morley has access to several suppliers that are able to source lock nuts, even in cases where the vehicle manufacturer has been difficult to deal with or is unable to supply the part in a timely fashion. As these suppliers are overseas this usually means roughly a wait of one working week from us placing an order.
As an example of this service, we had a customer with a Ford Focus XR5 who had booked in for a new set of tyres, but he had lost his lock nut key. His tyres were in very bad condition, making the car a liability for safe driving. After taking a picture of the lock nut and emailing our supplier in Europe, we had a quotation in hand and the new lock nut delivered to us within seven days, including a weekend. Total cost to the customer was $95 and we were able to complete the work on his car in a speedy and efficient manner without causing unnecessary damage to the vehicle or wheels by trying to force the lock nut off.
At Tyrepower Morley, we can’t always guarantee that we can find a solution to problems with lock nuts, but we try our best.