To remove a rounded lug nut, purchase a rounded-lug-nut-removal tool from a local auto repair shop. Many lug-nut-removal tools are sold with a set of socket-type ends in various sizes. To use the lug-nut-removal tool, choose the appropriately sized socket from the set and twist it onto the lug nut. Once the removal tool is firmly in place, turn the socket to remove the lug nut.Know More
In an emergency situation, it is possible to use a chisel, screwdriver and hammer to remove a rounded lug nut. To use the chisel method to remove a lug nut, place a small, sharp chisel on the outer edge of the lug nut, and hit the chisel with a hammer to form a small notch. Insert a flat screwdriver into the notch and loosen the lug bolt until it can be removed by hand.
Rounded lug nuts can also be removed with a grinder and tire iron. Use the handheld grinder to create two flat sides on the lug nut, and remove the nut with a tire iron. Do not touch the surrounding areas with the grinder, and wear safety goggles during the removal process. Take the vehicle to a mechanic after removing the nut to ensure no further damage has occurred during the removal process.Learn more about Tires, Rims & Wheels
Inexpensive four-lug-nut rims are available for sale in stores at Discount Tire locations and online at DiscountTire.com, and also online at Amazon.com, TireCrazy.com and eBay.com, as of 2015. Bolt patterns are specific to individual car manufacturers' hubs.Full Answer >
The 5 by 114.3 lug pattern was the standard lug pattern between 1980 and 2005, so the pattern will fit many car models, such as vehicles from Acura, Toyota, Honda, Ford and Dodge. If the vehicle was made before the 1980s or after the year 2000, then the vehicle has a smaller chance of fitting the 5 by 114.3 lug pattern.Full Answer >
To choose the right lug nut or wheel lock for a car wheel, several dimensions and characteristics on the wheel studs and the lug nut itself must first be determined. These dimensions and characteristics include the thread size and pitch, the seat type of the lug nut and the dimensions of the lug nuts.Full Answer >
According to Tire Rack, tire studs can safely be removed by pulling them from the tire treads. There is a small amount of preparation involved to access all of the studs, and the tires must be checked after stud removal to ensure that there is no damage to the tire. The newer the tire, the better the results of removal, as there needs to be sufficient tread of 6/32-inch or greater for the tire to operate in winter conditions after stud removal.Full Answer >