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Changing a flat tire with missing safety lug nut key

Changing a flat tire with missing safety lug nut key
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  • Eric Burns
  1. What do I do if I lost my lug nut key?
  2. Can I get a replacement locking wheel nut key?
  3. Are locking wheel nuts unique to each car?
  4. Where can I hide a wheel lock key?

What do I do if I lost my lug nut key?

One option is to call your mechanic or any local auto repair shop. Many mechanics have special tools (sockets) for this purpose, so they might be able to remove the wheel locks without a key. ... A dealer should also be able to remove the wheel lock nut if it's broken or stripped.

Can I get a replacement locking wheel nut key?

Locking nuts are sold with a code, so owners can order a new key from the maker. If you don't have the code, garages have tools able to remove most nuts.

Are locking wheel nuts unique to each car?

Locking wheel nuts are designed to protect your alloy wheels from being easily accessible to thieves. Each set of locking wheel nuts has a unique indent with a key that matches up with the pattern. ... However, in the event of losing the key, there is a way to remove the locking lug nut.

Where can I hide a wheel lock key?

Duct tape the wheel lock key (or rig something that can hold it) somewhere underneath the dash or, if it can be easily removed, behind the glovebox. also, sometimes the dash will have a cap on the side that you can pop off. you could put it there.

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