Since you bought that tube of Lubriplate for your distributor cam, you now find out that you have a fifty year supply in that 95¢ tube. You might as well put some on the ball socket of the windshield wiper linkage. WD-40 the other parts of the linkage while you're there. The next time you have your wheels off, put a bit of Lubriplate on each stud's threads. A lubricated stud will not allow a nut to loosen but a dry one can. This will also prevent the hernia along the roadway if you have to change a tire.

Author: Richard Strout