How do I know if my lug nuts / bolts need a special tool for installation and removal?

Conventional lug nuts / bolts will have six flat sides designed to interface with a traditional socket. Splined lug nuts / bolts are able to be identified by grooves running down the outer length of the lug nuts / bolts that are removed with the installation and removal tool, or 'lug key'.  In some instances, your vehicle may have a wheel lock which will also have it's own separate lug key.  This is easily identifiable if one lug nut / bolt on each wheel is different from the others.

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