Where to Find Your Locking Wheel Nut Key
Locking wheel nuts have been in use for some time now and are becoming increasingly popular among vehicle owners due to their numerous benefits. They prohibit stealing of vehicle wheels and rims and are thus a very useful tool for vehicle owners.
One major problem that vehicle owners face is where to keep the locking wheel nut key securely hidden and inaccessible to wheel thieves.
It also needs to be a place that is easy to remember so that you can easily find the key when you need it.
If you remember exactly where you put your locking wheel nut key, it shouldn't be a problem to find. However, it's quite common for people to forget about it.
WHAT DOES A LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY LOOK LIKE?
Locking wheel nut keys come in various designs, but they all look very similar. A standard one is 2-3 inches long and 1-1½ inches wide.
One end is hexagonal and the other is hollow with an insert to grip the wheel nut. Because of its size, it can be difficult to find and so if you are going to find it, you need to take your time to look through your car carefully.
COMMON PLACES TO LOOK FOR YOUR LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY
- Glove box
- Under the car seats - some cars have hidden compartments under the seats
- Pockets at the back of the front seats
- Cup holders
- Door pockets
- Ash tray
- Boot - including all the separate compartments and first aid kit if you have one
- Under the boot carpet
- Under the spare wheel
If it's not in any of these places, don't fret. Just call your breakdown cover provider and ask if they can remove the locking wheel nut for you.
They are professionals and know what to do in this situation - it's highly likely it's not the first time something like this has happened. They will be able to remove the wheel nuts for you at very pocket-friendly rates.
The best place to keep your locking wheel nut key is in your car because you never know when you might need it. You could get a puncture in the middle of nowhere and you can't replace the punctured tyre without removing the locking wheel nut first.
Therefore, you need to find a safe place inside the car to keep the locking wheel nut key. Just don't forget the safe place that you store it!< Back to all Blogs