If you find yourself unable to remove your wheels because your locking wheel nuts (or key) are broken, stuck, lost, or just damaged, Tyre Patrol can remove them in a jiffy, using specialist tools designed to remove any locking wheel nut or bolt, from all makes and models. This includes Jaguar, Land Rover, Citroen, and Peugeot, which are widely regarded as being the most difficult to remove without damage to the wheel rim or the tyre.
More often than not, the problem is actually the locking wheel nut key being damaged, rather than the nuts. Locking wheel nut keys are often damaged by over-tightening, usually by a garage technician using an airgun for speed. However, airguns don’t have the accuracy to be used for this purpose and should only be used to loosen nuts prior to wheel removal – a torque wrench should always be used once each nut has been hand-tightened first, preventing distortion of the locking wheel nut key, which is only made of thin, mild, steel. If this has happened to your key, don’t worry, Tyre Patrol have the tools needed to free your wheels.
If you have lost your wheel nut key, it is possible to get a replacement from the manufacturer (in the same way you would a new key, if you have the unique code provided by the manufacturer when the car was new). New keys cost roughly the same as a new set of locking wheel nuts, can take up to a fortnight to arrive, and you may then find the problem has been caused by over-tightening a new key won’t work either – a costly wasted exercise. It’s often better to get the wheels off first to find out which issue you’re dealing with.
The locking wheel nut removal service from Tyre Patrol is 100% mobile, and available across Central and South London, and Surrey. All our work is fully guaranteed, so whatever problem you’re having with your locking wheel nuts, give us a call, or send a What’s App message, and we’ll have your wheels off in no time.
At Tyre Patrol we are proud of our status as an RAC-Approved operation. Over many years we have worked incredibly hard to maintain our standards of workmanship and commitment to customer service, which is underpinned by our membership of this prestigious network. Our technicians are also trained by one of the best known global tyre brands, Continental, and we are pleased to be able to supply these premium tyres if required.