How Long Does a Wheel Stud Last?

The tires on a car are among the most important parts. Tires are the only part of a car that actually touch the ground, which means that you will have to ensure that they are working properly at all times. There are a variety of things that keep a tire functional and moving. Among the most important parts on a wheel is the wheel stud. These studs go through the back of the brake rotor and through the rim of the tire where they are tightened down by lug nuts. Without properly working wheel studs, it would be impossible for a wheel to stay on a car.

The wheel studs that go on your car are made of metal, which means that they should last a lifetime. Due to wear and tear over the years, a wheel stud may have to be changed out. Neglecting to get a wheel stud replaced when it is damaged can lead to a number of unsafe situations. Usually, the wheel studs on a car will have to be replaced due to the stripping of the threads during a tire change. Having a wheel stud that doesn’t have the right threading on it can allow the lug nut to work its way off of the stud. This will ultimately result in the tire being lose and possible coming off in the right situation.

Having a wheel stud replaced is usually a job that is best left for a professional with experience. The professionals will be able to pull old wheel stud out without damaging the rotor or the tire in the process. If you try to handle this on your own, then it will usually lead to more damage being done.

When the time comes to have the wheel studs on a car replaced, here are some of the signs you will notice:

  • The stud will spin rather than staying in place
  • The wheel stud if broken or bent
  • There are stripped out threads on the wheel stud

Taking the time to inspect the wheel studs on your car from time to time is a great way to spot repair issues before they become too serious. Have a certified mechanic replace the bad wheel stud to eliminate any further complications with your vehicle.


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Stacy

24 years of experience
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Stacy
24 years of experience
Saturn SL1 - Wheel Stud Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Stacy was knowledgeable and professional. He assessed the situation and knew what to do quickly. He completed the repair in a timely manner and observed social distancing and mask protocols the entire time. He was courteous and pleasant. I would be comfortable with his working on the vehicle again.
Subaru BRZ - Wheel Stud Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front, Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - McDonough, Georgia
Great job with service, replaced my wheel studs and fixed my e-brake right before i needed to be at work. I couldn't find a single place that could replace wheel studs.

Andrew

15 years of experience
378 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Suzuki SX4 - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Portland, Oregon
Very professional and punctual fixed the issue quickly would use Andrew for other repairs on my car and would recommend him to others in a heart beat! Thank you for your time and services :)

Scott

34 years of experience
454 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Denver, Colorado
Scott was great! Showed up a little early which I appreciate! He fixed my wheel studs in a timely manner and also let me know what I needed next. I highly recommend Scott to service your vehicle he's great!

Travis

13 years of experience
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Travis
13 years of experience
Honda Accord - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Saint Paul, Minnesota
This is the second time Travis has done work for me, both times he has been excellent. He is a straight shooter and efficient, it is so worth it to have work done at home.

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