How Important Is Wheel Torque When It Comes To Big Rigs?

The importance of proper wheel torque on your heavy truck or rig cannot be over-exaggerated.

It is extremely dangerous to have your wheels either under, or over torqued for a few reasons.

First, any wheel that has not been properly torqued, (after say a wheel repair, replacement or adjustment) can not only cause vehicle vibrations, but also damage to the wheel studs, rims, hubs, braking components and more.

Any of those things can quickly add up to thousands, if not more in repairs.

But as bad as that is, it’s far from the worst that can happen.

It is completely possible that an improperly torqued tire could come off and cause accidents, injury or even worse. This could be everything from tires flying off or even causing an entire rig accident.

So one thing we always recommend is that it is critical that after you have done any kind of adjustments to a wheel, that not only do you properly torque the wheel, but then after driving the vehicle for one hundred kilometres you have the wheel re torqued.

As one of the most popular truck manufacturing companies in the world, Volvo has met, or exceeded the trucking industries needs for the better part of one hundred years!

With a relentless focus on driver protection, comfort and performance, Volvo has become the rig of choice for countless heavy truck drivers, fleets and trucking companies.

Gerrys Truck Centre in London Ontario has been a Volvo truck dealer for over 30 years. We offer sales of new and used (pre-owned rigs) as well as parts and service, and pride ourselves on top quality service.

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