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Q: Wheel off

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A wheel came off while driving.

A: Hello. When your wheel comes off as you’re ...

Hello. When your wheel comes off as you’re driving, it means that your lug nuts were loose. The lug nuts hold the wheel tightly to the hub of the car. If these nuts become loose, the wheel will detach from the hub and come off of the car. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, would be able to address this issue, assist you with the repair, as well as determine any other damage caused by the wheel coming off.

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