PHOTOS OF CONCERN - Loose Wheel Nuts

cameraNews reports often tell of heavy commercial vehicles that lose a wheel due to loose wheel nuts like those shown in the photo below. However, this is just as likely to happen to light vehicles and trailers too. Having just installed my own winter tires, this is probably an opportune time to post the picture and remind everyone to review your owner's manual. Chances are almost 100% that you will find advice to check with a torque wrench and the torque specification to use. It may also tell you to re-torque the wheel nuts again to insure tightness after driving for a short period of time.

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