To remove a rounded lug nut, purchase a rounded-lug-nut-removal tool from a local auto repair shop. Many lug-nut-removal tools are sold with a set of socket-type ends in various sizes. To use the lug-nut-removal tool, choose the appropriately sized socket from the set and twist it onto the lug nut. Once the removal tool is firmly in place, turn the socket to remove the lug nut.Know More
In an emergency situation, it is possible to use a chisel, screwdriver and hammer to remove a rounded lug nut. To use the chisel method to remove a lug nut, place a small, sharp chisel on the outer edge of the lug nut, and hit the chisel with a hammer to form a small notch. Insert a flat screwdriver into the notch and loosen the lug bolt until it can be removed by hand.
Rounded lug nuts can also be removed with a grinder and tire iron. Use the handheld grinder to create two flat sides on the lug nut, and remove the nut with a tire iron. Do not touch the surrounding areas with the grinder, and wear safety goggles during the removal process. Take the vehicle to a mechanic after removing the nut to ensure no further damage has occurred during the removal process.Learn More
Oxidized aluminum wheels can be cleaned with a rotary power polisher, wool pads for the polisher and specialized cleaning agents for aluminum rims such as Flitz Aluminum PreClean and Wolfgang Metallwerk aluminum products. Aluminum rims are different from clear-coated alloy rims in the sense that aluminum rims can tarnish and rust. The oxidation and tarnishing requires quite a bit of work to remove.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the Kelly Springfield Tire Company, a division of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, manufactures Vanderbilt tires. Vanderbilt is a line of private label tires. Private labeling involves the hiring of a company with production capacity to produce tires that are then sold under the Vanderbilt brand.Full Answer >
Car squealing noises come from different parts of the car. The noises can come from the belts, the brakes, the hoses or even the tires.Full Answer >
To fix a scratched alloy wheel, wash it, sand it, mask the edges, fill the scratches with putty, apply primer, and paint the wheel. This project takes one day, and requires soap, water, a sponge, gloves, a paper mask, sandpaper, mineral spirits, rags, masking tape, putty, primer, paint and clear sealant.Full Answer >