Irvine, Ca —July 19, 2017, Wheel-Check®, can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection and is also heat sensitive. By practicing preventive maintenance procedures and regular inspections, unexpected and expensive brake or bearing problems can be avoided.
Wheel-Check®, can 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. 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. It is that simple!
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. A driver will be required to go to maintenance and have a thorough assessment on the problem wheel.
Additional benefits to using Wheel-Checks;
• Provides a simple, visual means of confirming proper wheel torque in seconds.
• Lower your maintenance costs by eliminating unnecessary re-torquing.
• Costs only a few dollars per wheel.
• Facilitates official roadside inspections.
• 17+ sizes available, custom sizes and color upon request
Stefni Cox-Walters – “Wheel-Checks, provide several benefits to the operator. The added ability to visually detect a possible bearing and brake problem is an invaluable asset.”
For almost two centuries, Wheel-Check’s mission has been to create a commitment to safety which means safer roads for the public, the drivers and the environment. Truck wheel detachment is a growing problem causing a large number of very serious accidents, some resulting in the unfortunate and tragic
loss of life. There is an effective solution that is a simple part of your daily inspection – Wheel-Checks.