Re: [DML] Re: "Professional" Mechanics
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Re: [DML] Re: "Professional" Mechanics

I just hand them my torque wrench set for 60 ft lbs and request that they
use it to tighten the lug nuts.

Bruce Benson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Travis Graham" <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:07 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: "Professional" Mechanics

> On the contrary, I've found great success with several small
> independent shops in the tire category.  In fact, the only times I've
> had problems were when I went to large chains.
> In addition to a higher-likelihood of breaking something, there are
> more reasons to avoid using impact wrenches for lug nuts.  Besides
> the chance of not being able to get the lug nut off in the event of a
> flat, impact sockets are thicker than standard sockets and if the
> width of the socket is large enough, it can scrape the paint off of
> your wheel as it zips the lug nut off!

> Travis Graham
> #06344

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