Tip & How-To about GMC Sierra 2500HD

Avoid dropping nuts and bolts out of your socket, or wrench!!

How frustrating is it , when you are trying to start a nut, or bolt, in a tight area, or in a recessed area, where fingers don't fit? All you have to do, is tear off a small piece of paper, wrap the head of the nut, or bolt, and firmly push the fastner into the socket, or wrench. Not only will this keep the fastner snug in the tool, it will save potential hours of recovering lost fastners. Good luck...Coop

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