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The Proper Torque for Wheel Nuts

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The Proper Torque for Wheel Nuts

Properly torquing your car’s wheel lug nuts secures the wheels and tires onto the car. Lug nuts are manufactured to meet the thread size of the studs on cars and are often tapered for wheel security. Torquing your car’s lug nuts to the proper specification is very important for your safety and the function of your car.

Check Your Manual

Your car owner’s manual may have the manufacturer’s specification for torquing the lug nuts. Always go with this specification, if you have it. If not, ask a dealer that sells your car’s brand or contact an auto shop for the information.