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Proper way to torque lug nuts
Did you know there's a right way and a wrong way to tighten lug nuts? Most people think tighter is better. Not true. Overtightening lug nuts is the No. 1 cause of warped brake rotors (called "brake rotor lateral run-out"). Warped rotors cause pedal pulsation and can increase your stopping distance. Overtightening can also break wheel studs. The stud itself doesn't cost much, but the labor to press out the old stud and insert the new one can cost as much as $75. Spin the lug nuts on by hand. Never coat the stud with grease, oil or anti-seize. Lower the jack only enough to bring the tire into with the road. Tighten each nut to half the specified torque. Then lower the vehicle completely and tighten each nut to full torque.