Preventing cross threading 24 August 2018

It can be very fiddly getting a wheel bolt or nut to start threading squarely without cross threading or disappearing into a deep recess, when balancing the wheel on the hub or on the studs.

Users can speed up wheel fitting and avoid wheel nut cross threading with a wheel nut locating wrench set from Laser Tools – part number 7037. This wheel nut locating wrench set makes life easier – the user simply uses one before the standard wheel nut socket and torque wrench to squarely locate the nut or wheel bolt and spin it up hand tight.

The set includes four locating wrenches – three commonly used standard hex profiles – 17mm, 19mm and 21mm – and the fourth locating wrench is a special Mercedes-Benz 17mm profile.

The locating wrenches are manufactured from super strong chrome vanadium steel. There is a magnet in the centre to hold wheel nuts and bolts steady in deep wheel recesses and they are fitted with a nylon protective sleeve to avoid paint damage on alloy wheels.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Responsible for social media and the online platforms, Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.