Removing a tire seems like a straightforward task. However, many car owners find it’s hardly ever a smooth process. One of the most common problems is dealing with a stuck lug nut. No matter how much muscle you put into it, the bolt just won’t budge. What do you do?
The Cause of Stuck Lug Nuts
Various causes result in a stuck nut. The most common reason is corrosion, which locks the nut onto the threads.
During a tire replacement or adjustment, an unprofessional mechanic may also overtighten or use the wrong nut. The mechanic realizes the mistake but doesn’t fix it, knowing the owner probably won’t detect the problem for months. Car owners who are replacing a flat tire often face this problem, forcing them to call tow service. Continue Reading →