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Hi
Just noticed I've lost a wheel nut cover from a locking nut. Have noticed in the past someone else had lost the same and bought some with tighter fit from Halfords. What size do I get? Or should I buy from somewhere else? Any ideas.....
 

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Hi Cello 9
I had the same problem, purchased a full new set from eBay very reasonable price. Only replaced 3 so far!
 

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Thanks Neil C
What do you mean " so far"?
I think I'm going to order a set from Amazon £9.99
 

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Thanks Brian566
Have now ordered from eBay ...also £9.99
 

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I lost 2 off the locking wheel nuts just after taking delivery of the car then one disappeared off a normal wheel nut after about 3months! Yes the ones I got from eBay were a tighter fit and I always check them after washing the car. Hope I don't loose anymore! But have plenty of spares just in case.
 

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Having the same issue with disappearing wheel nut covers - seen mixed reviews on Amazon re spare sets - any sellers you recommend for a decent fit?
 

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I have lost four in the past week, the dealership had not put the correct ones on the locking wheel nuts and vice versa, so lost all four.

Ordered a set of 20 for £2.99 from eBay and fitted them today. Not bad quality and won't come off as are a tight fit all round.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123488986127

Worth checking to see if the most likely the valeter fitted the caps on correctly.
 

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same problem ..lost 3 off locking wheel nuts they dont seem a very good fit so ordered a full set off ebay for just over £3 delivered
 

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Got a set for £1.04 off eBay!!
Really tight fit.
Make sure you get a set with four large locking nut covers.
 

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Iam amazed that everyone is happy to purchase nut covers.surely these should be replaced free of charge at the local seat dealer.it is obvious that the covers fitted at seat are not up to spec. Or am i missing something ????
 

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Marthakn0123 said:
Iam amazed that everyone is happy to purchase nut covers.surely these should be replaced free of charge at the local seat dealer.it is obvious that the covers fitted at seat are not up to spec. Or am i missing something ????
The issue is that I assume the valater is just throwing the nut covers on without looking that 4 are for locking wheel nut and the rest standard bolts. All the ones I lost were for the locking wheel nuts that had been fitted to hex bolts. None had fallen off for 6 months, then as soon as the temperature dropped they started to fall off.

For the cost in fuel of travelling to a dealer; time wasted arguing the point, buying them off eBay has probably saved me time and money TBH.
 

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Slightly off topic, but has anyone had a problem with discoloration of the covers. My covers are slowly turning white.
 

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Wowzz said:
Slightly off topic, but has anyone had a problem with discoloration of the covers. My covers are slowly turning white.
Not on the Arona, but on previous Fabias, most Skoda owners put it down to using strong wheel cleaning solutions.
 

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Could be - just bought a 1 year old Arona and took it to the local hand car wash place today. Hardly a major issue, but was interested to know if this was a common occurrence.
 

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Lost two of the locking nuts covers in the first six days of ownership. Wrapped the other two in insulation tape and rolled excess over.
Ordered full set off ebay, £3.69
 
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One of the first things I did when I got my Arona home was remove all the nut covers,I think the wheels look ok without them,plus in the event of a puncture it's one less thing to faff about with as I find them a bit fiddley to remove.
 
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