Safewheel® is an EU-spec product that comprises separate protective nut caps specially moulded together to form a ring that sits onto a set of wheel nuts on a commercial vehicle to protect and retain them.
The Safewheel® represents a wheel nut safety solution that not only incorporates safety functions to improve the integrity of the vehicle, but also to provide protection to other road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, from protruding wheel nuts. The product is durable, reusable, simple to use and looks highly professional on fleet vehicles. The Safewheel® is offered in a range of sizes to cover a wide scope of applications throughout the commercial vehicle sector.
The primary functions of Safewheel® are to:
￼✓ Greatly reduced likelihood of wheel nuts backing away completely from the wheel hub/wheel detachment via retaining wheel nuts within the ring structure
✓ Protect wheel nuts from weathering, corrosion and road damage through covering each wheel nut with a cap
✓ Provide a clear visual commitment to road-worthiness and professionalism to other road users and transportation associations such as DfT, VOSA and FTA
✓ Prevent the ingress of dirt into the thread of the wheel nut and stud
✓ Protect individuals within close proximity of the vehicle by covering the nuts
The primary benefits of fitting Safewheel® are:
￼✓ Improved safety of structurally critical wheel nut fittings on vehicle wheels
✓ Much improved vehicle safety through avoiding potentially severe road accidents resulting from loose wheel nuts
✓ Help the reduction in maintenance time and costs
✓ Reduction in vehicle downtime
✓ Cost effective solution to implement
✓ Product can be reused up to ten times