The RAC has opted to roll out a universal spare wheel designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for members who experience a puncture without having a spare, following a successful trial of the product which began last Autumn. By early February all RAC patrols across the UK will be equipped with the Dynomec-produced wheel, which provides a solution to the increasingly common problem brought about by manufacturers not including a spare wheel in their cars as standard.
The AA reports that it is the latest motoring organisation to be trialling the use of a 'universal spare wheel'. At the same time the company revealed data relating to spare tyre usage. A survey of 22,827 AA members revealed that close to a fifth (17 per cent) of members do not have a spare wheel in their car. The innovative wheel fits the majority of modern cars with a five-stud wheel. The 17” alloy uses a system of special adaptors of ten different sizes to find the best fit.
Following a rise in the number of manufacturers that fit emergency tyre inflation kits instead of spare wheels, the RAC has introduced a ‘universal’ spare wheel to handle call outs for unfixable punctures.
Don’t let wheel nut removal drive you nuts – if the locking key is missing or broken, West Yorkshire based Dynomec Ltd has the answer to your problems. The company’s simple to use kit can remove 100 per cent of all locknuts currently available on the market, with its protective steel shroud ensuring no damage occurs to the wheel.
Dynomec Ltd have designed, developed and patented the Locking Wheel Nut Remover. It is manufactured entirely in the UK and it is claimed that it is the only tool in the world that will remove all locknuts when used correctly. It works in a unique and patented way. Using one of three interchangeable blades, the tool will grip the end face of the locknut regardless of its size or design, an air gun/breaker bar/impact driver can then be used with the tool to unscrew the locknut with no damage to the wheel. Simple, easy to follow instructions are included. Dynomec also manufactures and supplies a one directional, high torque and quality impact driver for use with the Locking Wheel Nut Remover.