I’m replacing the lug nuts on all 4 wheels, however, I do not want to jack up the car. Can I replace one lug nut at the time per tire and then move to the next tire without lifting the car?
Just make sure the new lug nuts are torqued to the proper spec with a torque wrench.
I don’t see a problem as long as you follow Tester’s advice. Double check the torque after they’re all on.
Just out of curiosity, why are you doing this?
I’ve used this method for 4 decades and it works great. It’s also safer since you don’t have to jack up the car and risk injury.
Just make sure you are buying the correct lug nuts for your type of wheel and the car they fit. Types? What do I mean? Not just the correct thread size but also shape of the seat. This;
There are also 45 degree taper nuts for steel wheels not shown on this chart. “Ball seat” lug nuts are also called “bulge” typically with a 60 degree seat angle.
Wow, remind me to never change lug nuts.
Yeah no kidding, or off to the dealer at $5 a piece.