You’ve got original factory wheel nuts and you’ve got the wheel nut socket that was supplied with the car. But it doesn’t fit! What’s going on?

Some wheel nuts are manufactured with a permanently fitted chromium-plated cap. These start off from the factory as a whole size, but over time due to the combination of corrosion and impact tool use, the wheel nuts can swell by up to 0.5mm.

Laser Tools has a solution! This newly introduced three-piece impact socket set (part number 8214) features ½in drive sockets that are double-ended, one end 1mm larger than the other, which overcomes the issue of swollen wheel nuts.

The sockets are impact quality, manufactured from strong chrome molybdenum alloy steel and are all 63.5mm long. Use with a ½in drive short extension.

The set and individual sockets are available now from your local Laser Tools stockist, and great value, typically priced at £31.85 for the 8214 set, £10.68 for the 8014, £11.66 for the 8212 and £11.33 for the 8213. Prices include VAT. Always remember to check for the best prices and special offers.

More details from ENDS.