Size & Fit
Loose Wheel Nut Indicators must be fitted correctly, with the correct size and pattern application. This is essential to their effectiveness.
S I Z E Standard Wheel Nut Indicators: These indicators are suitable for fully exposed wheel nuts only.
1) You will only need to measure the wheel nut diameter. We recommend that you use a Vernier Gauge or well-fitting socket set. As there is only 1 to 2 millimeters difference in our sizes, an accurate measurement is imperative.
[Wheel Nut Diameter Measurement in MM = Your Standard Indicator Size]
F I T You will be able to fit your indicators yourself. They are fixed firmly to the wheel nut by gripping the six corners of the nut’s hexagon. The indicator should fit very firmly on the nut.
P A T T E R N A P P L I C A T I O N The indicators must be set in a uniform pattern. Any pattern will work as long as movement (loosening off) of indicators is clearly visible. The indicator's pointer must have room to move in the direction of the wheel nut, if it was loosening off. It should not be aligned against the rim or hub, preventing the pointer from indicating loosening.
When the chosen, uniform pattern is checked regularly, any deviations from this pattern will alert you to a loosening or missing nut and allow you to take immediate action.
The NutWare Safety Orange Extended Wheel Nut Indicator. The pattern application in picture 1 shows that wheel nuts are safe. The disruption to the normal pattern in picture 2 indicates that a wheel nut has come loose and immediate action should be taken.
B E F O R E F I T T I N G 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 and fit your Loose Wheel Nut Indicators.
After as little as 25km - 100 km (or one good country drive!) from 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).
NB – The indicators that NutWare on-sell can be applied to assist in pre-emptive identification of loosening wheel nuts and excessive heat, they are not intended to replace or compromise recommended vehicle, wheel, bearing or hub manufacturer’s maintenance procedures. NutWare does not take responsibility for incorrect use or failure to adhere to any advised or recommended maintenance procedures by vehicle, wheel, bearing or hub manufacturer.