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Torque Wrench

A torque wrench, either beam or clicker style, can be used to tighten a fastener to a specific amount of force. For example, wheel lug nuts should be tightened to the manufacturer’s specifications. Lug nuts that are not tight enough could loosen over time. Lug nuts that are too tight are hard to remove, can warp brake rotors, and can damage the stud’s threads. A torque wrench is also critically important when completing internal engine repairs.