This is a MUST HAVE wheel care kit EVEN if you don’t work on your own Mercedes. This is one thing you must learn how to do because you can not trust tire shops anymore. See some videos below and I will explain why I feel so strongly about this. If nothing else - when you take your Mercedes into a tire shop take this tool along and tell them THEY HAVE TO TIGHTEN the lug bolts to the proper factory torque specification. Even if they say they will do it when your car comes back from the tire shop you need to double check their work by checking the torque yourself. If you do not do this you may end up with a flat tire on the side of the freeway that you literally can not get off!!! Almost all Mercedes for years and years use 17mm head lug bolts. Why do I include 2 sockets? Please watch the video and I will explain:
Heed my warning or suffer the pain and expense of trying to get your wheel off in the future and even breaking off a bolt or two. This quality toolset will allow you to do this yourself. I am going to make the price so attractive that you will not be able to find any excused not to have this.
This wheel care toolset includes the following:
- 1/2 inch drive adjustable torque “click stop” style torque wrench - with molded case
- 17 mm thin wall extra deep chrome USA made socket
- 17 mm special USA impact lug bolt socket with beveled edges to prevent damage to the lug bolt head
If you want additional protection for your alloy wheel, take some plastic tape and wrap a couple layers around the outside of the socket.