Driver Training in Excessive Heat

driver training in excessive heat

Since the extreme heat continues across the western part of the US we thought we would reshare this important information from our Secure Transportation News, issue 3.

Those who are conducting driver training in this extreme heat be cautious of over-tightening the wheels lug nuts. The combination of heavy loads on the front tires, over-tightened wheel lugs, and extreme heat can be problematic.

In this type of heat, there have been cases of front-wheel lugs shearing off. We suggest using a torque wrench when tightening the lug nuts. You can find the torque setting in the owner’s manual.

Some articles on this topic:

The danger of too much, too little torque
https://www.tirebusiness.com/shop-floor-wheel-torque/danger-too-much-too-little-torque

Lug nuts: how tight is right?
https://www.seattletimes.com/news/lug-nuts-how-tight-is-right/

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