Originally Posted by JBinKC
Friends: Some tire-changing facts learned the hard way this weekend: 1.) Get rid of 12-point sockets in favor of six-point sockets so you don't round over the lug nuts. 2.) Before your next trip, loosen each lug and re-tighten to the correct torque. 3.) A breaker bar doesn't give you much more torque than a spanner wrench. So try to put the breaker bar handle in the spanner wrench for more torque. (Shouldn't be necessary if your lugs are correctly torqued.) 4.) Make sure you have high-pressure valve stems. Best wishes, John
Good advice. Don't only make sure you have high pressure valve stems, check the joints/edges of the valve stems to make sure they are healthy. The valve stem is often the culprit to a leaky tire.