Wheel bolts are usually found on most European-made cars. They are directly screwed into the hub assembly, fastening the wheels in place. To keep the wheels centered and balanced on the car, this bolt connection is important. Do my wheel bolts need to be replaced? It really depends. So long as you alter the OEM wheels, you need to replace the wheel bolts.
Due to the element reaction, the threads may corrode or rust and become dirty. Even if one wheel bolt corrodes, your wheels can’t stay properly on a car. Then, it is necessary to replace the wheel bolts. The new threads can provide a perfect clamping force with the appropriate torque and can be screwed in easily. In this blog article, let’s go through some wheel bolt replacements and the solutions.
New Wheel Bolts for Aesthetic Upgrades
When it comes to customizing your rims with some pretty wheel bolts, the options are abundant. You can choose to get as flashy as you like or go with something more low-key. If you’re not sure what styles of bolts should you get, starting from the colors may give you an idea or two. Color-matched wheel bolts make a bold statement, and the brighter and more vibrant your car color, the more you’ll stand out on the road.
BONOSS forged shell-type wheel lock bolt kit consists of standard Grade 12.9 wheel bolts and forged 7075-T6 shells. The shells are able to be anodized in a variety of colors, such as red, black, blue, grey, etc. Simply put, color matching will essentially improve your design’s visual appeal. Applying wheel bolts of correct colors would make your wheels look fashionable and beautiful. If you have decided on the rim’s color, then figuring out what colors of wheel bolts look best on your car is quite easy.
New Wheel Bolts for Aftermarket Wheels
If you have ever swapped the wheels, you know that there are wheel bolts with various seat types. The seating type refers to the part of the bolt that makes contact with the wheel lug seat. It can differ from wheel to wheel. Basically, there are conical lug seats, ball lug seats, and flat lug seats. In the automotive market, rims with conical lug seats are more common.
Only the seat types match can your new wheels be properly mounted. Therefore, if get aftermarket wheels, you are likely to change the OEM wheel bolts. Since aftermarket wheels come with various seat types, it is necessary to check the seat type before purchasing. The conical seat is a beveled 60-degree angled tapered. The ball seat is inverted bowl-shaped. And the flat seat is completely flat in shape.