Don’t Tighten Those Lug Nuts Too Much! But Why?

Many people know this. Many do not. But, it never hurts to go over the basics every know and then. A good refresher is never a waste of time.

The fact is, most people know that you should never tighten lug nuts too tightly, but they don’t know why. Well, today is your lucky day. I am going to tell you why!

Whenever you put a wheel on a car, you put it on the (usually) five bolts that hole the tire. Then you apply and tighten lug nuts to hold the wheel in place.

Now, if you tighten the lug nuts too much, over time, you stretch and weaken those five bolts that are holding your tire in place. In fact, I’m pretty sure we have all seen cars with a wheel that just fell off on the side of the road, either being towed or waiting for a tow truck to respond. Well, I bet you nine times out of ten, that wheel fell off because the lug nuts had been too tight for a very long time!

We guarantee that if you bring your car into Handy’s, we will never tighten your lug nuts too gith, they will always be just right. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!