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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Andrew

15 years of experience
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Andrew
15 years of experience
Toyota Tundra V8-4.7L - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Vancouver, Washington
Day of the appointment Andrew called around 2:15 to let me know he was running ahead of schedule and asked if it was okay if he came early. Heck yeah! He arrived in my driveway masked up and we spoke about the job for a couple of minutes and he got to work. He does good work and my Tundra has four wheels again. I'm ecstatic!
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 :)

Michael

16 years of experience
62 reviews
Michael
16 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-5.0L - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Humble, Texas
Michael was fantastic! I thought it was my brakes but come to find out it was something else. Instead of rescheduling he ordered the part and came right back after his other scheduled job. He was fast and very professional.

Travis

10 years of experience
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Travis
10 years of experience
Acura MDX V6-3.5L - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Webster, Texas
Had a wheel stud replacement Traviss completed job on time, price was reasonable. Quote to replace gasket and drive belt was not reasonable.

William

34 years of experience
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William
34 years of experience
Acura TL V6-3.2L - Wheel Stud Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Surprise, Arizona
Showed up on time . Great person very knowledgeable on cars from his past experience working for many years !

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