Mine have them, most likely are standardSorry if this has been covered in the past but I just noticed whilst reading the literature locking wheel nuts are listed as an option
Does this mean on all models ?
can anyone check advise and let me know
I vowed never to use locking wheel nuts again after having to have a broken one drilled out in my old Vectra. Memory fades and three new cars later I've forgotten that bad experience. As a thought Grumpy, perhaps you don't see wheels being knicked because of locking wheel nuts!First thing I do is take the locking wheel nuts off my cars. Right pain in the a*se they are!
Most garages tighten and undo these nuts with an air gun and knacker them. Then there's real fun and games trying to get them off when busted.
When was the last time anyone heard of someones wheels being knicked anyway.
Woolfie882 will probably have 5 locking nuts on each wheel, what with his paranoia :lol:
The wheels on my car currently cost £380 each with tyres £200 each for something like a continental. There is a huge market for used wheels and tyres on ebay. Hence wheels are still a great item for thieves to profit from. Now more than ever.We have 2 different types of drivers here this is the problem.
New car drivers generally NEVER remove a wheel garages do all the work these drivers think locking bolts are a good thing.
Older car driver as in over 3 years old these drivers tend to do their own repairs and find the locking bolts are more bother than they are worth because new driver has always let garages remove them and as said some garages will overtighten them other issue is some owners do not keep the bolt in the car and forget to pass it on when trading in for their next new car this may take 6 months to be noticed !!
End result is bolts wont come out as they chew before you can get all 4 off this IS a real issue so much so that there are people specialising in the removal of broken lockers/lost key lockers.
Locking bolts were a useful deterant 20-30 years ago when 1 in 10 had alloys but nowadays most cars have alloys so theft is not a big issue nowadays as the market is much smaller.