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Torque wrench buying advice

Why you need a torque wrench Carmakers have also listed torque specifications for critical fasteners. But home DIY mechanics often scoff at the idea that they need a high quality torque wrench to do their own repair work. While you may have skated by in the past, not using a torque wrench on newer vehicles can get you into big trouble. I’m not talking about just critical engine fasteners. Used the correct torque spec and a torque wrench on suspension, lug nuts, and steering fasteners is just as important because … Read More


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