Wheel-Check, Irvine, California, is designed to identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection. When the wheel nuts are properly torqued to specs, the Wheel-Checks are then placed on the wheel nuts in a uniformed pattern. Once a wheel-nut has loosened, the Wheel-Check will become out of sequence. Wheel-check says it will be visible when the driver does their walk-around check, and it is the driver’s responsibility to call maintenance and have the wheel thoroughly serviced.
Wheel-Checks are also heat-sensitive. If there is a binding brake or seized bearing, the heat is transferred through the stud and nut. Once the temperature exceeds 120º C (248º F), the Wheel-Check will start to blister around the circumference and eventually start to distort. A wheel bearing failure can have grave consequences if it occurs while driving at highway speeds and the vehicle loses a wheel. This is why the wheel bearings should always be inspected, Wheel-Check says.
Other features of the Wheel-Check include:
• provides a simple, visual means of confirming proper wheel torque in seconds.
• decrease equipment downtime.
• costs only a few dollars per wheel.
• easy to install.
• custom sizes and color upon request
Stefni Cox-Walters of Wheel-Checks says, “Wheel-Checks have impactful custom colors that can blend seamlessly with your vehicles' existing colors.”
For almost two centuries, Wheel-Check says its mission has been to create a commitment to safety, which means safer roads for the public, the drivers and the environment. More information is available at www.wheel-check.com.