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Common Sense with Wheel Nuts

Many vehicles are equipped with wheel nuts that feature a stainless steel cap/cladding, such as those used on 2012 and prior GM vehicles. When removing or installing wheel nuts with stainless steel caps, using a shallow socket may crack the cap causing corrosion underneath the cap and nut.

Use a socket with a depth that covers the entire surface area of the hex. Never use an impact gun when servicing these wheel nuts.

Using a too-shallow socket can easily crack the stainless steel cap on wheel nuts. Always use a socket deep enough to capture the entire surface area of the hex.
<p>Using a too-shallow socket can easily crack the stainless steel cap on wheel nuts. Always use a socket deep enough to capture the entire surface area of the hex.</p>

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