About Tighten Wheel Lug Nuts
What do the wheel lug nuts do? The wheel lug nuts are what attaches the wheel to your vehicle. Whenever a wheel is taken off, the lug nuts need to be tightened to ensure that your wheel will stay firmly affixed to your vehicle How do you know you need your lug nuts tightened? You hear a clunking or rattling sound originating from the wheels How are the lug nuts tightened by a mobile mechanic? Each car has a recommended torque amount for the lug nuts The car is raised on jack stands and the wheels are attached by hand The car is lowered slightly so that the wheels are just touching the ground The lug nuts are tightened using a torque gun to the specifications recommended by the manufacturer How important is having your lug nuts tightened? Extremely important. If the lug nuts are not tightened correctly you run the risk of having your wheel fall off while you are driving. This would pose extreme danger not only for you, but for all other drivers on the road.