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A small screwdriver should do it. But very carefully not to damage the alloy wheel.Thanks Pete - how does it come off?
Thanks. It's due a service timewise, but not done a lot of miles since the last one so I'm not sure what to do about that either.Looks like rust from the wheel hub which is at the centre of the disc brake assembly. It’s not a driving / road worthy issue, but @B J G says, it makes changing the wheel a bit hard. It happens more often than not eventually. Recommend that you ask a tyre shop / garage to remove each wheel, and coat the hub in a high temperature molybdenum grease called Copperslip. That will stop the rust and make it easy to change your wheel should you need to. You could ask to have it done at a service?
If you have a reliable jack and a rubber mallet (to knock the wheel off) you could do it yourself. I do at the first opportunity on new cars. I haven’t done it on the Cali yet as a) I don’t have a big enough jack yet, and b) the van doesn‘t come with a spare!Thanks. It's due a service timewise, but not done a lot of miles since the last one so I'm not sure what to do about that either.
I feel a bit of a fool asking these questions - I used to do all the maintenance on my bikes (motorcycles) so I know about Copperslip, but haven't done anything for years on cars, not since rallying days with a Mk1 Cortina!
Thanks - I didn't go but it's gone in for a service today and they'll be looking at it. Very good local workshop I've used for years. I don't have a lot of confidence in Kwikfit.Hey. I think if you took it to Kwik Fit or similar they would do a safety check for you. Probably nothing to worry about, stop off en route.
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