Ensuring that your wheels are correctly torqued is vital for safety as well as preventing damage and premature wear. It must be done correctly.
When should I retorque?
All refitted wheels should be rechecked for tightness using a calibrated torque wrench after the vehicle has covered 80 kilometres or after 24 hours. Retorquing should also be carried out at every Fleet Management check.
What torque setting should I use?
Torque setting varies between vehicle types and even different axles, and the correct settings are too important to guess. If in any doubt call us at Red Scar Truck Tyres on 01772 651279
The sequence in which wheel nuts should be retorqued is essential to ensure even pressure across the wheel and hub and correct alignment.