By far the most important are rim retaining rings which are used in heavy duty vehicles to reduce the play in-between the tyre and the rim. To remove a retaining ring from a vehicle, long ring or snap ring pliers must be used. This is a specialized tool designed specifically for the purpose of removing the rim retaining ring. If there is difficulty associated with the removal of the rim retaining ring then a releasing spray can be used on the part to loosen it up before removal. The wheel rim parts also consist of the nuts that are used to fasten the rims to the wheel hub. Ideally, you’ll want to use ones that are sturdy and easy to unscrew.
The best possible time to replace these components in a heavy vehicle is during its annual service or repair. Ask the servicing dealer to check the status of the wheel components, wheel bearings and rim retaining rings. If there is any doubt as to the integrity of these important rings, replacement parts should be sought.
It goes without saying that finding high-quality wheel rim parts can be challenging. Also finding parts for some vehicles or trucks can be near impossible. That said at car-parts.ie we sell wheel rim parts by top brands such as Febi Bil Stein so you can always be assured of the quality. Not to mention the fact that these parts come backed by a warranty.