Wheel stud woe

For some unknown reason, Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic has been experiencing wheel stud problems more often than I thought we should be.

 

Over the last year we have had three incidents of wheel stud/thread issues and the customers all had certain things in common:

 

  1. First time at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic – which is why I noticed this trend.

 

  1. Two of them had tyres fitted at a tyre centre. An airgun would probably have been used to tighten the wheel nuts rather than a torque wrench.

 

  1. The wheels had not been removed for some considerable time. Most garages do not remove wheels when servicing which isn’t wrong – we just have a different approach.

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This is not a dramatic event on most cars and as soon as it happens the main dealer is called and a simple refit of the new stud will sort the problem.

 

Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.