A little Guide on Automotive nuts

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In the automobile industry, nuts have several applications. Technically speaking, nuts are internally threaded fasteners that complement bolts. In practice, there is always a nut to complement every bolt. Following memory lane, the earliest documentation of bolts and nuts appeared in the 1940s. 

Types of nuts 

Here is a list of the commonly used automotive nuts

Coupling nuts

This type of nut is cylindrical, and the exterior part takes a hexagon shape. Usually, it is used to join two male threaded rods, which are three times the diameter of the rods.

Flange nuts 

Just as the name implies, flange nuts are integrated with a flange (a protruding flat rim serving for strengthening or attachment) which serves as a washer. Thus, flange nuts are more efficient than traditional nuts. 

Hex nuts

Hex nuts are likely the most popular type of nuts. They are used primarily on parts that require a locking mechanism. They have a hexagon shape and need a wrench for installation. 

Lock nuts 

Locks nuts are designed to proffer better fastening solutions and secure fixing. This type of nut is available in different shapes and sizes. Lock nuts are used in car wheels, and because of their unique nature, they provide anti-theft features in car tyres since a nut key is required.   

Slotted nuts

Slotted nuts are used where significant torque forces and maximum fixing are needed. Like the lock nuts, slotted nuts are also used in car wheels.

Square nuts 

Square nuts are better than hex nuts because of their square shape. This square shape provides a better surface area, making it hard to lose. This nut is sometimes used on car batteries to fix connectors to battery terminals.  

Wheel nuts 

Wheel nuts are also known as lug nuts. Wheel nuts are mostly used in automobile wheels. Because of their robust designs, they hold automobile wheels in place. 

Advantages of nuts 

Easy to maintain 

Due to the unique designs of nuts, they are easy to fasten and lose without hassle. 

Corrosion Resistant

Nuts are made from steel, plastic or aluminium; hence they are not prone to corrosion. 

Easier Inspection

Because of the relatively small size of nuts, it is easier to inspect and determine the need for maintenance. 

No need for heat treatment 

The most significant advantage of using nuts and bolts for fastening is that it does not require heat treatment. All it takes to install and uninstall nuts and bolts are standard tools like a wrench.  

Get automobile nuts from an expert

At Agrati, we manufacture quality nuts designed to meet different geometric requirements. We build strength which makes them possible to withstand high loads without loosening. We build resilience in our nuts with modern technology. You can get from us different types of nuts tailored-made for different parts of your automobiles. We can satisfy your need for nuts for any vehicular parts from wheels, chassis, and power train to the seat. 

We will be waiting for your call. Get nuts from an expert and avoid the pains of using substandard nuts. 

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