An anti-rust treatment coating is now applied during the manufacturing process to prevent rust from developing.
On a lot of vehicles made during the past 20 years, the manufacturer used a two-piece lug nut that has a chrome cap over the steel lug nut. On the new car lot, these look good on a nice set of alloy wheels. But, in as little as three years, the lug nuts could swell and make removal difficult.
If the lug nuts on a vehicle are difficult to remove due to swelling or corrosion, these tips from Andrew Markel will help make this step of your brake job easier. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel explains best practices for new brake rotor installation by checking flange runout with a certain amount of lug nuts attached and torqued. Sponsored by BCA Bearings.
I am a sucker for helping stranded motorists, and this pothole season is no exception. So far I have seen two lower ball joint failures, one u-joint pole vault and a separated tie rod. I think people are at their best when others are at their worst. I recently stopped to help a Subaru at