Why fit Loose Wheel Nut Indicators?
Loose & missing wheel nuts and overheated bearings will essentially result in the detaching of wheels. This would obviously have a disastrous effect on your vehicle, the asset you're towing, your personal safety and the safety of other road users.
Fitting a set of NutWare Wheel Nut Indicators will enable you to visually identify the first signs of wheel nut movement or loss and excessive heat, with a simple walk around of your vehicle. You can then act immediately to find the cause, rectify the issue and prevent further damage.
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.
How do they work?
It's pretty simple - fit the indicators firmly over the wheel nuts in your chosen pattern and visually monitor them - it's that easy.
If an indicator is missing: You have lost a wheel nut - Time to check all wheel nuts, studs, threads and bearings. Torque to your vehicle's specifications. You've just prevented wheel loss.
If an indicator is no longer in the pattern you applied: Your wheel nut has loosened off. Time to check all wheel nuts, studs, threads and bearings. Torque to your vehicle's specifications. You've just prevented wheel loss.
If an indicator has discoloured (gone a milky and pale): Something has caused excessive heat - discolouration occurs at 123 degrees. You may have an overheated bearing, bearing collapse or bearing seizure. Time to check all wheel nuts, studs, threads and bearings. You've just prevented wheel loss.
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 and collapse occurs.
The effective use of wheel nut indicators WILL save you time and money, and may even save a life.
Will Loose Wheel Nut Indicators suit my vehicle?
Our Extended Indicators are designed to fit vehicles with exposed or recessed wheel 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.
Our stock sizes suit most 4WDs, Caravans, Camper Trailers, Tradie's Trailers, Boat Trailers, Jet Ski Trailers and Horse Floats.
Black, Red, Green, Orange and Yellow are available in a 38mm recess X 19mm / 21mm / 22mm wheel nut diameter.
Yellow is available in a deeper 65mm recess X 19mm / 21mm / 22mm wheel nut diameter.
Our Standard, open ring style Indicators are only suited to fully exposed wheel nuts. These are available in a wide range of sizes; from 17mm for small mobile plant equipment, right up to 50mm for trucks.
Ensure that you measure the wheel nut size and the recess depth to find out your exact size - every vehicle and rim is different. Please see our Size & Fit guide for further info.
What should I do before fitting the Indicators?
Check all wheel nuts, studs, rims and threads for damage. If everything is in order, torque wheel nuts to the manufacturer’s recommendations for your vehicle. Fit your Wheel Nut Indicators.
After as little as 25km - 100 km (or one drive) after torquing, it is recommended that you check your wheel nuts again and re-torque - (this should also be done after any routine maintenance or tyre change).
Wheel nut indicators are not intended to replace your regular or recommended preventative safety maintenance. They are complementary to this program, providing an on the spot, real time alert, when fitted correctly.
Please continue your regular maintenance program - check wheel nuts, studs, rims and threads for damage and re-torque as required as per the manufacturer’s recommendations for your vehicle.
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.
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.
With NutWare 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.
Our indicators have a minimum lifetime of 2 years use, under normal driving conditions. We recommend that you inspect each indicator regularly and replace your set after 2 years.