At my past tire changeover last fall, the dealership claimed nine of my lug nuts were seized and had to be replaced. They did the same job in reverse in the spring, so the lug nuts were on seven months from April to the end of November. The car is a 2010 Ford Taurus. Is it possible nine lug nuts would seize in seven months? – BillEach wheel nut on your Ford was originally manufactured as two pieces, with a steel base and a chrome cosmetic cap.
I just had four winter tires installed by my dealership. My question is: Should the wheels be retorqued after 100-150 kilometres of driving? The dealership says they don't need to be, but whenever I bought tires from Kal Tire and had them installed, I was required to come back within 150 km of driving to get them retorqued. – Richard R.As a kid, I remember peering in to my local auto shop watching a mechanic holding an airgun steadily, as it laboured away on a wheel nut.
Our plan was to take our 2011 Mercedes ML Bluetec to Florida and register it with Florida plates. To start the process, I needed a letter of compliance from Mercedes-Benz Canada, and that's where my problem began. The vehicle is not complaint with U.S. standards because the tire pessure monitoring system installed on the Canadian vehicles is different from the system installed on vehicles sold in the States. Mercedes-Benz Canada says that there is no fix for this problem.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".