There are a lot of bolts and fasteners on your car! And almost every single one of them has a specific torque specification for tightening it down. But what is torque and how can you be sure you're putting everything together correctly during your next repair? Hagerty's resident car guru, Davin Reckow, is here to help answer that question.
I would also like to add that if you want your click style torque wrenches to keep their accuracy, you should take all of the preload off the the wrench once you've used it. This will allow the inner spring to go back to zero. If you keep it wound to say 75 lbs./ft that spring will get a memory, and your wrench will become inaccurate at lower settings.