Locking wheel nut removal Leeds?

Locking wheel nut removal Leeds?

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Jimmy No Hands

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4,029 posts

123 months

Sunday 30th May
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Anybody recommend anywhere that doesn't cost the earth to have some slightly rounded locking wheel nuts removed? Do Kwikfit et al tend to offer this service? I need four doing, ideally. Thanks to some ape with a windy gun and chocolate nuts.

Edited by Jimmy No Hands on Monday 31st May 09:52

vaud

41,154 posts

122 months

Monday 31st May
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Leeds is a big area... North / South / East / West?

Jimmy No Hands

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4,029 posts

123 months

Monday 31st May
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vaud said:
Leeds is a big area... North / South / East / West?
Not overly bothered in reality, happy to drive. I'm North Leeds.

Willber

395 posts

136 months

Monday 31st May
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I have use 'thewheelnutman' he is based in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, i think...) if you can travel to him he is good value and guarantees removal.

APontus

821 posts

2 months

Monday 31st May
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Wouldn't recommend Mercedes Petronas F1. They promised to get mine off in seconds, then took 43 hours.

vaud

41,154 posts

122 months

Monday 31st May
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Jimmy No Hands said:
Not overly bothered in reality, happy to drive. I'm North Leeds.
Alba Tyres in Headingley or Ilkley have been handy for me in the past - or Glovers in Ilkley are a decent garage.

Jimmy No Hands

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Monday 31st May
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Willber said:
I have use 'thewheelnutman' he is based in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, i think...) if you can travel to him he is good value and guarantees removal.
Ironically I sent him a message this morning, still awaiting a response but he seems well recommended. Can you remember the rough cost?


Jimmy No Hands

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Monday 31st May
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vaud said:
Alba Tyres in Headingley or Ilkley have been handy for me in the past - or Glovers in Ilkley are a decent garage.
Thank you - I did consider just driving over to a few tyre places and trying my luck.

Willber

395 posts

136 months

Monday 31st May
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Jimmy No Hands said:
Ironically I sent him a message this morning, still awaiting a response but he seems well recommended. Can you remember the rough cost?
The pricing is on his website, i paid for him to come out so there was mileage to pay so it wasnt cheap. He rang me bacj after I sent a message, really helpful guy.

Alternatively anywhere which has a Dynomec tool may be able to get them off, unless they are overtightened. I tried the Dynomec on mine and they just wouldn't budge. The AA carry dynomec tools so could be worth giving them a ring if you are a member?

shakindog

436 posts

117 months

Monday 31st May
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Another recommendation for Steve the locking wheel nut man.
Guaranteed to get them off and not damage the wheels. He’ll do all 4 and supply new locking nuts in with the price I think.

Good service brilliant bloke

Jimmy No Hands

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4,029 posts

123 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Willber said:
The pricing is on his website, i paid for him to come out so there was mileage to pay so it wasnt cheap. He rang me bacj after I sent a message, really helpful guy.

Alternatively anywhere which has a Dynomec tool may be able to get them off, unless they are overtightened. I tried the Dynomec on mine and they just wouldn't budge. The AA carry dynomec tools so could be worth giving them a ring if you are a member?
I have AA cover via the bank, as it's not a "breakdown" per se I wonder if they would come out?

Tomorrow I'm rolling up to the local tyre shop, if that fails I'll get Steve over. He looks more than capable, but at 80 or so pounds is probably 1/5th of the value of the car laugh


Thanks all.

Edited by Jimmy No Hands on Tuesday 1st June 09:19

snotrag

12,752 posts

178 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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This company is in Castleford and designs/sells the kit that most people will use to remove wheel nuts - I beleive this is the kit the RAC use.

However if you ring up and go visit them they'll do it for you in the car park.

Buy 4 replacement regular nuts/bolts, have the locking type removed, throw them in the bin and never bother with them again.


https://lockingwheelnutremover.co.uk/locking-wheel...