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    Default Silly question re. wheel nut covers on alloys

    I have had my car just 2 years lol and this is the first time I have considered what I would do if I had a flat tyre and wanted to change it. So I read my users manual and it sais "remove the wheel nut covers with a screwdriver" so I went out and well it will be possible but alloy damage can result with this method. My question to you all, do you need to remove these or can a socket fit over them to remove the wheel nuts? Silly question really.

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    i just used a long nosed pair of pliers if thats any help

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    Nope, remove them as the socket won't fit correctly and you will bu99er the covers up anyhow. Easiest way to remove them is with a pair of long nosed pliers

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    I was stuck with a flat & no tools apart from the supplied kit, they are nearly impossible to remove without damaging the wheel, i drove to a garage & used the airline to give me the chance to get to the tyre fitters. I have got a very handy tool that I used to use to remove keytops off cash register keyboards, which is ideal for pulling the caps off.

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    In the spare wheel housing there should be a screwdriver and a spare shaft... I used those

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    I took mine off as they are badly faded. What is the best place to get some nice new shinny nuts?

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    My Elite has silvery, chrome effect bolt covers - they must be standard fit on some models.

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    Unless you lot have different covers to mine, the best way to do it - i.e. with no damage whatsoever - is with 2 flathead screwdrivers, one each on opposite sides of the cover, insert the blade into the ridge which is a few mm down the side, and pull the cover out. Long nose pliers rely on gripping the side of the cover, which may damage it.

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    I find the best way is too leave them off

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    I find the best way is too leave them off
    Yeah thats what I have done, they could be very annoying on a rainy dark night and you have suddenly got a puncture, plus they look crap

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