Do you need special nuts for alloy wheels?

Nuts and bolts are used to fasten wheels to the car and are arguably one of the most important parts on a car and usually overlooked.

Alloy wheels do use specific nuts and bolts depending on the manufacturer of your car or if you have purchased aftermarket alloys for your car.

The most common things for you to check when buying a new set of alloy wheel nuts or bolts is the thread size and seat type.

Common thread sizes

Most cars are measured in mm (metric) where the M number is the thread width and the small number is the pitch.

M12 x 1.5

M12 x 1.25

M14 x 1.5

M14 x 1.25

Common Seat Types

The seat refers to the section of the nut or bolt that makes contact with the wheel. This is very important as there must be sufficient surface contact to ensure correct fitment.

Taper (60 degree)

Radius

Flat

How do I know what nuts or bolts I need for my car wheels?

If you are not sure which wheel nuts and bolts you need then you can use our simple search on the home page or at the top of the page in the menu bar. Simply type your car model and our system will give you the correct fitment nuts or bolts.

If you are still unsure then you maybe able to find the thread size in your owner’s manual, if not then a quick search online should provide the information. When it comes to the seat type the easiest way is to look at one of your existing nuts or bolts, if the section directly under the head is a cone shape then you will need a taper seat. If the shape is curved more like a bowl then you will need radius seat and probably the most obvious is if your nuts or bolts have a flat washer then you need flat seat.

Common taper seat fitment are: Alpha Romeo, BMW, Fiat, Ford, Renault, Saab, Vauxhall.

Common Radius seat fitment are: Audi, Mercedes, Seat, Skoda, VW

Common Flat seat fitment are: Citroen, Jaguar, Lexus, Peugeot, Toyota.

What are tuner nuts and bolts?

If you have purchased aftermarket alloy wheels for your car then you may find you have what is called multi fitment. This is where the wheels have more nut and bolts holes than usual. Most cars are either 4 or 5 stud, but multi fitment may have up to 10 holes.

To allow the extra nut and bolts holes on these aftermarket alloys they require slim / narrow nuts or bolts. This is where tuner nuts come in, they are round and usually 20mm in diameter. There is no hexagonal head and instead a splined key is fitted into the top of the nut or bolt to fit them.

What size wheel nuts fit Volvo C70?

What wheel nuts should I buy for my Volvo C70?

replacement Ford alloy wheel nuts
replacement Volvo alloy wheel nuts with solid 19mm hex head and 28mm washer.

Looking to buy replacement alloy wheel nuts for your Volvo C70? We have you covered.

The C70 use:

M12 x 1.5 thread,

60 degree taper seat,

19mm hex

The original Volvo nuts have a 28mm diameter floating washer and a thin stainless steel cap that is the 19mm head. The issue with this is that these caps are easily damaged and often come off leaving a non standard size head which can be difficult to remove.

Spot On Nuts and Bolts offer these compatible replacement alloy wheel nuts to fit the original Volvo C70 alloy wheels.


Volvo alloy wheel nuts

What wheel nuts should I buy for my Volvo? Different Volvo models use different wheel nuts and bolts. The details here are for the model listed below.

480
740
760
780
C30
C70 CC
S40: 1.6 & 1.8
S40: 2.0D 2.4D & T5
S90: 3.0 24v
V40 & Cross Country
V50
V90

These Volvo cars all use M12 x 1.5 thread, 60 degree taper seat, 19mm hex wheel nuts. The original Volvo nuts have a 28mm diameter floating washer and a thin stainless steel cap that is the 19mm head. The issue with this is that these caps are easily damaged and often come off leaving a non standard size head which can be difficult to remove.

We offer a specific replacement nut which has the 28mm diameter washer and a solid 19mm hex head, so no more missing caps to worry about. See below for details

Spot On Nuts and Bolts offer these compatible replacement alloy wheel nuts to fit the original Volvo alloy wheels.


If you do not see your Volvo car model listed above then these nuts will not fit, try using our search bar above and enter your car model to see what nuts or bolts will fit.

Ford Focus wheel nuts size

What size alloy wheel nut do I need for a Ford Focus?

Well the technical Specification for a Ford Focus alloy wheel nut is
19mm Hex
60 degree taper / conical seat
M12 x 1.5 thread

However there is a small difference in what nuts you will need depending on whether you are fitting genuine Ford or aftermarket alloy wheels.

Genuine Ford Alloy wheels have a slightly wider than standard nut hole and you will need to buy nuts that have a seat diameter of 28mm, this is often accomplished via a captive washer.

Aftermarket alloy wheels generally have the more standard 23mm or 24mm wide nut holes, there are many nuts available for this size and they will be fixed seat (no washer). Some aftermarket wheels are designed to fit more than just one manufacturer of car and have a multi fitment PCD, this means they have either 8 or 10 nut holes. In this case you will need another style of alloy wheel nut altogether. Tuner or slim fit nuts are used with these multi fitment wheels.

Below are some options available to buy for Ford Focus wheel nuts.

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The Ford Focus wheel nuts above are for standard aftermarket alloy wheels and not the multi fitment style. Please check back soon for tuner slim fit nuts.

All the nuts sold by Spot On are made from high quality heat treated carbon steel tempered to 10.9 grade. The standard finish is zinc plating for durability.