A wheel nut
is a fastener used to secure a wheel to the axle of a vehicle. It is typically a hexagonal nut that is tightened onto the threaded end of the axle using a lug wrench or a socket and ratchet. Wheel nuts are typically made of a strong and durable material, such as steel or alloy, to withstand the forces exerted on them when a vehicle is in motion. In most vehicles, there are four or five wheel nuts per wheel, and they must be tightened to a specific torque to ensure that the wheel is properly secured to the vehicle.wheel nuts should be tightened regularly to ensure the wheels are secure and roadworthy.
It has a threaded design that allows it to be securely fastened to the axle using a wrench. Wheel nuts
are typically made of metal and come in different sizes and thread patterns to match the specific requirements of the vehicle and wheel they are being used with.The size and thread pattern of wheel nuts vary depending on the type of vehicle and wheel they are being used on.
Advantages of wheel nuts：
Easy to install and remove，Secure attachment to wheel，Compatibility with various wheels，Cost-effective，Standardized size for most vehicles，Variety of materials and finishes available，Can improve wheel balance and stability.
Wheel nuts can be classified based on several factors, including:
Drive type: e.g. hex, spline, star, square, etc.
Material: e.g. steel, aluminum, titanium, etc.
Finish: e.g. black, chrome, polished, etc.
Thread size: e.g. M12, M14, M16, etc.
Shank length: e.g. standard, extended, etc.
Style: e.g. conical, acorn, ball seat, etc.
Locking mechanism: e.g. standard, locking, tuner, etc.
Compatibility: e.g. with studs, bolts, spacers, etc.
Precautions for wheel nuts：
1.Tighten them to the correct torque specifications.
2.Use a torque wrench for proper tightening.
3.Replace damaged or corroded nuts.
4.Check periodically for looseness.
5.Replace worn or damaged wheel nuts.
6.Use the correct type and size of nut for your vehicle.