Ideally an oil drain plug should always thread in and out easily. It isn’t a structural fastener, just a plug to hold back fluid. But it can be awkward laying … Continue Reading Cross-Threaded Oil Drain Plug Solutions
Are all lug nuts the same size? There are several differentiating factors to consider before replacing a lug nut. Read on to learn more.
Hey there everyone, step right up to the never ending bin of automotive fasteners! This magical bin is filled with every nut, bolt, washer, or screw you could ever possibly … Continue Reading Common Auto Fasteners Guide
Stripped threads can occur for several reasons, but you can learn how to fix stripped threads and reassemble your components quickly and correctly.
Since their invention, cross-threaded nuts and bolts have been the bane of mechanics’ workdays. Here’s an examination of what they are and why they happen.
Automotive fasteners use two systems of measurement: metric vs. standard. It’s easy to get them confused, but here’s how to tell which one your car uses.
Just a bit tighter and that should do it….. annnnnnd now it is stripped. Great, that’s not a good situation. You just stripped out a hole in a bracket that … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How To Repair Damaged Threads