Common Sense with Wheel Nuts

Dec. 4, 2017
Many vehicles are equipped with wheel nuts that feature a stainless steel cap/cladding, such as those used on 2012 and prior GM vehicles. When removing or installing wheel nuts with stainless steel caps, using a shallow socket may crack the cap causing corrosion underneath the cap and nut.

Many vehicles are equipped with wheel nuts that feature a stainless steel cap/cladding, such as those used on 2012 and prior GM vehicles. When removing or installing wheel nuts with stainless steel caps, using a shallow socket may crack the cap causing corrosion underneath the cap and nut.

Use a socket with a depth that covers the entire surface area of the hex. Never use an impact gun when servicing these wheel nuts.

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