Lug Nuts vs Lug Bolts (Which is Better?)

lug nuts vs lug bolts

If you’ve ever changed a tire on a European car and an Asian car, you’ve probably noticed that there are two different ways to mount wheels to the hub. Many European cars use lug bolts, while most other vehicles use studs and lug nuts. Is there a difference in these two mounting methods? Turns out, … Read more

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire? (and How Fast Can You Go?)

how long can you drive on a spare tire

With enough years behind the wheel, one is almost guaranteed to eventually experience a flat tire. The occurrence of a flat is almost always accompanied by aggravation, as travels are delayed, and additional effort is expended to install the affected vehicle’s spare tire. However, a flat tire often leaves motorists with another quandary of sorts. … Read more

Wheel Spacers Purpose (and Pros and Cons)

wheel spacers pros and cons

Wheel spacers are special components which create more space in the area that lies between the wheel hub assembly and the wheel itself. You place the wheel spacers over the holding bracket of the vehicle to produce this additional space. When you purchase wheel spacers, they need to be made specifically for your type of … Read more

Why Do Wheel Bearings to Go Bad? (5 Common Causes)

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All vehicles with wheels are bound to have wheel bearings. Not only will you find them on the wheels of cars, but also on the wheels of bicycles, wheelbarrows, and even airplanes. Wheel bearings are basically a group of balls which are attached to a metal ring. These components are located inside of the wheel … Read more