Quality Products – The Wheel Doctor range carries the most comprehensive line of wheel accessories. To guarantee high product quality and dependability, we source and procure only from ISO and QS approved vendors. Our products are manufactured in state-of-the art facilities and laboratories to meet and exceed aftermarket standards.
With over thousands of applications and growing, our commitment to product excellence drives us to look for advanced methods and technologies to ensure that our customers stay ahead of the curve. We are keen on the input from our customers as well as new developments in the aftermarket industry to make sure that we are carrying products that are innovative and in-demand.
TIPS FOR CORRECT WHEEL NUT IDENTIFICATION
Supplying your customer with the correct wheel nuts involves more than ensuring you have the correct thread pitch to suit their application.
Most factory steel wheels and many factory or aftermarket alloy wheels use a one piece taper-seat nut, similar to our 86-14**(non locking) and 86-40*** (locking) styles.
Older alloy wheels use a nut profile where the shaft goes through a corresponding hole in the wheel and a loose washer supports the nut against the face of the wheel. These are similar to our 86-17** (non locking) and 86 42*** (locking) styles.
Care should also be taken to ensure the nut has sufficient length to fully engage against the face of the wheel, before it “bottoms out” on the stud. This is a safety issue and should be checked with care.
Customers should be aware not to over-tighten nuts, particularly lock nuts, and only tighten to torque specification on the product packaging. Over-tightening can damage vehicle studs and make nut removal difficult, and possibly damage nuts. Damage caused by over-tightening is not covered by product warranty.
Special application nuts are available, including long stud lock nuts (our 86-48*** openended lock nuts), small outside diameter nuts with internal Allen Key (86-28** style) or torx security fitment (86-45*** style), for alloy wheels with small diameter nut recess holes.