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Missing locking wheel nut from new car

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  • Grumpy_chapGrumpy_chap Forumite
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    Some people find the easiest solution is to just change the car before first service is due or the tyres have the mileage covered to wear.  That only leaves the possibility of a puncture as time when the wheel nut key is required, so it becomes a very rare event.
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    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    For the cost of a locking wheelnut key, it is not worth spending any more time wondering about it.  Just buy the new key bolt.
    Hi
    Perhaps they need to have removed the existing nuts and that will cost money. Please see my earlier post where I suggested the OP seeks a cost price set of new bolts.
    HTH


    Maybe you should take note of my earlier posts where I've stated that in most cases a trip to the main dealer will result in a replacement key without any need for removing and replacing all the bolts.
    Hi
    Perhaps you could direct me to to the OP car marque dealer where they can provide a wheel lock nt key without the orginal being present or the box as IMO that is not possible. I am aware of car keys via serial number but never wheel locks.

    Uusally, lock is drilled off and new set of locks/nuts fitted.

    Many thanks

    ATB
    I know for a fact that my local BMW dealer will do exactly that, and for a very minimal cost, in fact I'm aware from others that they've managed to get free replacement wheel nut keys from their own local dealer. I'm surprised you don't know this given all the high-end car marques you keep telling us you own.
    Perhaps we have been lucky as never needed a missing wheel locknut key.
    Thanks for complimenting our cars.  
    FYI, and IMHO, "high end cars" are Rollers, Ferrari, Bentley and Bugatti as it's all about ones perception
    of "high end cars.".
    ATB

    :)
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    Oooof! smells of new money here...
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  • sweetsandsweetsand Forumite
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    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    For the cost of a locking wheelnut key, it is not worth spending any more time wondering about it.  Just buy the new key bolt.
    Hi
    Perhaps they need to have removed the existing nuts and that will cost money. Please see my earlier post where I suggested the OP seeks a cost price set of new bolts.
    HTH


    Maybe you should take note of my earlier posts where I've stated that in most cases a trip to the main dealer will result in a replacement key without any need for removing and replacing all the bolts.
    Hi
    Perhaps you could direct me to to the OP car marque dealer where they can provide a wheel lock nt key without the orginal being present or the box as IMO that is not possible. I am aware of car keys via serial number but never wheel locks.

    Uusally, lock is drilled off and new set of locks/nuts fitted.

    Many thanks

    ATB
    I know for a fact that my local BMW dealer will do exactly that, and for a very minimal cost, in fact I'm aware from others that they've managed to get free replacement wheel nut keys from their own local dealer. I'm surprised you don't know this given all the high-end car marques you keep telling us you own.
    Perhaps we have been lucky as never needed a missing wheel locknut key.
    Thanks for complimenting our cars.  
    FYI, and IMHO, "high end cars" are Rollers, Ferrari, Bentley and Bugatti as it's all about ones perception
    of "high end cars.".
    ATB

    :)
    So you admit you have no experience and therefore know nothing about it then yet you continue to doll out advice.

    Can you take some friendly advice, please bear this in mind when offering such help on here in the future.
    Hi
    For sure one does not need personal experience to have the knowledge.
    Not everyone has "experience" of everything but have sufficient knowledge to comments on things.
    I've never played rugby, my OH does and I have good knowledge of that but possibly not as much
    as my OH but I am entitled to comment.
    ATB
    x
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    edited 3 October at 9:41PM
    sweetsand said:
    Hi
    For sure one does not need personal experience to have the knowledge.
    Not everyone has "experience" of everything but have sufficient knowledge to comments on things.
    I've never played rugby, my OH does and I have good knowledge of that but possibly not as much
    as my OH but I am entitled to comment.
    ATB
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    But if you are not posting based on knowledge, you are only posting on 2nd hand knowledge or hearsay and when doing that, it's very easy to post incorrect information.
    That's why what you posted below is totally incorrect:
    sweetsand said:
    Hi
    Perhaps you could direct me to to the OP car marque dealer where they can provide a wheel lock nt key without the orginal being present or the box as IMO that is not possible. I am aware of car keys via serial number but never wheel locks.

    Uusally, lock is drilled off and new set of locks/nuts fitted.

    Many thanks

    ATB
    How can you possibly state what usually happens if you don't actually have any experience of it happening?
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    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    neilmcl said:
    sweetsand said:
    For the cost of a locking wheelnut key, it is not worth spending any more time wondering about it.  Just buy the new key bolt.
    Hi
    Perhaps they need to have removed the existing nuts and that will cost money. Please see my earlier post where I suggested the OP seeks a cost price set of new bolts.
    HTH


    Maybe you should take note of my earlier posts where I've stated that in most cases a trip to the main dealer will result in a replacement key without any need for removing and replacing all the bolts.
    Hi
    Perhaps you could direct me to to the OP car marque dealer where they can provide a wheel lock nt key without the orginal being present or the box as IMO that is not possible. I am aware of car keys via serial number but never wheel locks.

    Uusally, lock is drilled off and new set of locks/nuts fitted.

    Many thanks

    ATB
    I know for a fact that my local BMW dealer will do exactly that, and for a very minimal cost, in fact I'm aware from others that they've managed to get free replacement wheel nut keys from their own local dealer. I'm surprised you don't know this given all the high-end car marques you keep telling us you own.
    Perhaps we have been lucky as never needed a missing wheel locknut key.
    Thanks for complimenting our cars.  
    FYI, and IMHO, "high end cars" are Rollers, Ferrari, Bentley and Bugatti as it's all about ones perception
    of "high end cars.".
    ATB

    :)
    So you admit you have no experience and therefore know nothing about it then yet you continue to doll out advice.

    Can you take some friendly advice, please bear this in mind when offering such help on here in the future.
    Hi
    For sure one does not need personal experience to have the knowledge.
    Not everyone has "experience" of everything but have sufficient knowledge to comments on things.
    I've never played rugby, my OH does and I have good knowledge of that but possibly not as much
    as my OH but I am entitled to comment.
    ATB
    x
    Of course you're entitled to comment but making comment and giving advice based on your knowledge are two different things.
    I know that but what do you mean by "two different things"?
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