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Q: Can you drive with only 2 lug nuts instead of 3?

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I had 2 lug nuts and one broke.

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi thanks for your question. My advice is t...

Hi thanks for your question. My advice is that this is very dangerous and the car should not be driven with only 2 lug nuts. If any of the remaining two were to also snap, this would cause catastrophic damage and potentially a dangerous car accident.

If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to replace the broken lug nut for you.

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