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Should I feel comfortable knowing the service station that has done work on my trailer wheels tightened the lugs with an impact wrench? I keep worrying that I won't be able to change a tire because I can't get the lugs untightened. Oscar M. Beloit, WI.

Oscar M.

Answered on: 6/2005

GEORGE: I don't see any difference between someone manually tightening a lugnut too much or an impact wrench doing it. if you are concerned though, just ask the garage to apply a little grease to each stud before the lug nut is tightened (I know what you're thinking but a lugnut doesn't tighten on a lug?it tightens on a stud).

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