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LOCKING WHEEL NUT REMOVAL

Professional Mobile Locking Wheel Nut Removal Service

Have you lost your locking wheel nut key? Is your locking wheel nut socket broken or damaged? We offer a mobile locker removal service across many areas of Dorset.

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Locking Wheel Nut Removal

Are you looking for a local tyre company in Dorset who can remove your locking wheel nut? Well you’ve come to the right place!

Our experienced mobile technicians have the specialists tools to remove all types of locking wheel nuts

It doesn’t matter whether you have the key but it’s damaged, or if you’ve lost the locking nut key, we can remove any style of locker in just a few minutes (in most situations!).

We also come to you at home or roadside and provide a same day service in the event of an emergency.

Call us on 0800 7311 260 for our locking wheel nut removal service.

Mobile Service

If you need your lockers removed at home, we offer a free mobile service across Poole & Bournemouth.

Fast Arrival Time

We provide a same day service if you need your locking wheel nut/bolt removed today.

Success Guarantee

If we can't remove your locker wheel nut/bolt, you won't be charged a penny!

What Is a Locking Wheel Nut?

To put it simply, a locking wheel nut is a uniquely shaped fastener that is designed to prevent the theft of alloy wheels. They are difficult to remove with conventional tools and require a specific key to remove them.

Since the use of locking lug nuts on cars, the number of alloy wheel thefts has decreased. And because almost all car manufacturers install these types of bolts onto their vehicles, most thieves don’t even bother checking to see if you’ve got them on.

It’s important to state, however, that although locking wheel bolts have their strengths, they also create plenty of issues too.

One of the most common problems we face as a mobile tyre-fitting company is when a customer has either lost their locking wheel nut key, or the key has been broken by another garage. 

In these unfortunate cases, a locking wheel nut removal service is required.

Where Can I Find My Locking Wheel Nut Key?

The most common places you can find your locking nut key are:

  • The glove box
  • Compartments in the boot
  • The centre console
  • The seat pockets
  • Underneath the passenger or driver’s seat (Renault)
  • Behind the rear passenger seats (Mercedes)
  • In the rear car door compartment (BMW)

Pros & Cons of Locking Wheel Nuts

“Should I put new locking wheel nuts back on?” This is a common question we get asked by our customers after they had their locking wheel nuts removed by us. There is no definitive answer to this question unfortunately. All we can do is show you the benefits and drawbacks of having locking wheel nuts and leave the end decision with you.

 

Pros

Cons

  • Prevents alloy wheel theft.
  • Cost-effective form of protection.
  • Easy to misplace.
  • Some locker types are more delicate and can be easily damaged when overtightened.
  • Can be expensive to remove without the key.

Are some locking wheel nuts more difficult to remove than others?

Lockers come in all shapes and sizes, and because of this, there are some lockers which are more troublesome to remove.

To give you an idea of how challenging your locking wheel nut might be to remove, we’ve created a table of difficulty for various car manufacturers. 

Easy

Medium

Hard

Volkswagen

Audi

Seat

Skoda

Fiat

Nissan

Hyundai

Honda

Mazda

BMW

Mini

Mercedes

Lexus

Renault

Saab

Ford

Suzuki

Citroen

Peugeot

Jaguar

Land Rover

Volvo

Ford (Van)

Porsche

Kia

Common Problems With Locking Wheel Nuts

We can help resolve any problem you have with your locking wheel nut/bolt, including:

  • An overtightened nut/bolt
  • The lock nut key slips off when force is being applied
  • The locking wheel nut key is broken, damaged, or out of shape

Our technicians are trained to deal with any type of locking wheel nut issue you may have. 

Give us a call today on 0800 7311 260 to discuss our locking wheel nut removal service.

Mobile Locking Wheel Nut Removal

If you can’t find your locking wheel nut and your car is stuck with a flat tyre, then we can come to you with our mobile locker removal service. 

Our vans are fully equipped to deal with almost locking wheel nut issue you may have – whether that is an overtightened bolt, or a broken locking wheel nut socket.

All Car Makes & Models Covered

We can remove lockers from a wide range of vehicles, including: Audi, VW, BMW, Citroen, Peugeot, Saab, Seat, Land Rover, Fiat, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Bentley, Chrysler, Skoda, Jaguar, and many more.

Customer Reviews

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.
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 phone 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*.
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, and done in under an hour. Would highly recommend for good service and reasonable cost. Will definitely return when new tyres required.
Andy Hoe
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Very happy. Couldn't get my locking bolt off, they offered to remove it and change the tyre the same day which was a weekend. Decided to go for Monday as I was in no rush, prompt service, all sorted at a decent price.
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!
Chris Turner
Chris Turner
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It took the RAC 19 hours to not manage what these guys did in 20 minutes!
Tim Govier
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 were 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.
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How Much Does Locking Wheel Nut Removal Cost?

We charge a flat fee for our locker removal service:

  • Remove a single locker = £48
  • Remove two lockers = £72
  • Remove all four locking wheel nuts = £96

All these prices include VAT and replacement nuts/bolts.

We offer a free mobile locking nut removal service at your location, providing you are within the Poole or Bournemouth area.

Areas We Cover

Our mobile service is available across many areas of Dorset, including:

  • Bere Regis
  • Blandford Forum
  • Bournemouth
  • Colehill
  • Corfe Castle
  • Corfe Mullen
  • Ferndown
  • Lytchett Matravers
  • Poole
  • Ringwood
  • Upton
  • Verwood
  • Wareham
  • Wimborne Minster

Contact Us

If you’d like a price for any of our services, we’d love to hear from you. Speak to one of our tyre experts today.

Call us on: 0800 7311 260

Find us at: 31a Banbury Road, Poole BH17 0GA

Frequently Asked Questions

My neighbour has the same vehicle as me. Could I just try their locking wheel nut key?

Not the worst idea, and it could be worth a try; But what I would say is don’t get your hopes up. While locking wheel nuts are not strictly unique, there are still 20+ variations for each type of locking key. So, it’s unlikely that your neighbour’s locker will be an exact fit.

Halfords sell a locking wheel nut removal kit made by Laser. Should I buy this to try and remove my lockers?

Don’t waste your money. The locking wheel nut removal kit in question is only useful for the Halfords aftermarket locking wheel nuts, which again are a waste of money. 

Most genuine lockers come with a protective rotating collar, which means that you cannot simply beat a left-hand thread socket onto it to remove it (the theory behind the Halfords tool). If you try to do this, then the socket will get stuck on the wheel.

I need a new set of locking wheel nuts, but the ones from the dealer are very expensive. Should I buy an aftermarket set from a car parts place?

You’ve got two options, either buy a genuine set from a dealer or buy standard wheel bolts. The aftermarket locking wheel nut market is crap. They are extremely easy to remove and so offer no extra protection, yet they cost 4x the price of standard bolts.

My locker is broken and I want to replace it. What information do I need before I call the dealership?

Most locking wheel nut keys have a code inscribed on the surface of the head; however, if this is not the case then you will be able to find the code on the bag/box that the key comes with.