Wheel-Checks are an easy way to identify loose lug nuts. Wheel-Checks are attached to the lug nuts after the lug nuts have been properly torqued. The Wheel-Checks form an easily-identifiable uniform pattern. Then, if one of the lug nuts becomes loosened, the pattern will be disrupted, which will be easily visible in a quick visual inspection. Also, if the Wheel-Check is heated beyond 120 degrees C, which can happen in case of a binding brake or seized bearing, it will start to blister and distort.
- The product, Wheel-Check is able to identify a wheel nut that is loose using a simple visual inspection. It is also heat sensitive.
- Regular maintenance and inspections should be practiced in order to prevent unexpected and expensive problems with the brakes and bearings that can be avoided.
- Wheel checks, when placed around wheels in a uniform pattern, can easily help the driver identify loosened wheel nuts because they become out of sequence.
“A wheel bearing failure can have grave consequences if it occurs while driving at highway speeds and the vehicle loses a wheel. This is why the wheel bearings should always be inspected. A driver will be required to go to maintenance and have a thorough assessment on the problem wheel.”