Product Info

Our Indicators

Loose & missing wheel nuts and overheated bearings can result in the detaching of wheels. This can obviously have disastrous effects on your vehicle & tow vehicle, your safety and the safety of other road users.

NutWare extended wheel nut indicators are designed to show upon a quick visual inspection, loose or missing wheel nuts via the disruption to your chosen pattern application.

In addition to this, our indicators discolour at temperatures of 123 degrees and above, to alert you to overheating bearings. (Read more here)

When NutWare wheel nut indicators are checked regularly, any movement or discolouration is clearly visible. You will be able to act preemptively BEFORE wheel loss (or bearing seizure) occurs.

The effective use of wheel nut indicators WILL save you time and money, and may even save a life.


In the Lincoln National Park SA, NutWare Orange Wheel Nut Indicators on the Landcruiser 70 series

By visually identifying the first signs of nut movement or excessive heat with a simple walk around of your vehicle, you will be able to act immediately to rectify the issues, find the cause and prevent further damage.

Our extended wheel nut indicators are designed to fit vehicles with recessed nuts including alloy and chrome mags. They are also well suited to factory steel rims depending on your personal choice and the look you are after.

With their cap design, extended wheel nut indicators also protect the wheel nuts from damage, mud, dirt and dust, making tyre changes easier.

NutWare wheel nut indicators are manufactured in Melbourne, Australia. They are made from tough, UV stabilised engineering grade plastic, to suit the harsh Australian conditions.


Our indicators come in 25 Packs to suit 4wds, tandem axle trailers & vans and 15 Packs to suit single axle trailers, campers, horse floats & boat trailers.

Tyre Change Alert Packs for fleet vehicles are available in various quantities upon request.

We also supply BULK to business and industry, with a significant discount for orders over 150 units. Please visit the Bulk & Special Orders page to find out more. POA.

Size, Fit and Application

Please visit the Size and Fit page to find out more.

Indication of a Loose Wheel Nut

Picture 1 below shows wheel nuts are safe, with all indicators set in a uniform pattern. Picture 2 shows a disruption to this pattern, indicating that a wheel nut has come loose and immediate action should be taken.

1.Loose Wheel Nut Indicators GREEN NutWare       2.Unsafe - showing Loose Wheel Nut. GREEN NutWare Wheel Nut Indicators


Our Colours

While we provide the traditional safety Yellow wheel nut indicator, we specialise in something a bit different - Red, Safety Orange, Safety Green and Black, have been manufactured specifically for NutWare customers.

Choosing an alternative colour will add to the overall look of your vehicle -

You could go with a subtle black on a chrome or alloy rim if you want to take advantage their safety features without applying a bright colour.

You could go with red, orange or green to tie in with the accessories you have already fitted to your 4wd or the paint work on your caravan.

You could even go with two colours; a set of bright indicators for the times you are four-wheel driving or caravanning and something subtle while at home doing the everyday running around.

With NutWare coloured wheel nut indicators, you can achieve a unique, custom look and add significantly to the safety of your vehicle without out laying a huge amount of cash and without any expensive professional fitting costs.


Fitting wheel nut indicators should not replace your regular or recommended preventative safety maintenance, however they will give you an on the spot, real time alert, when fitted correctly. It is advised that you continue your regular maintenance program -  to check wheel nuts, studs, rims and threads for damage and re-torque as required as per the manufacturer’s recommendations for your vehicle. Fitting wheel nut indicators will compliment and assist your safety and maintenance program.