Audi Position Statement: Fasteners

To replace or not to replace a fastener is often a question asked during the collision repair process. Let’s see what Audi has to say.

Per the Audi Fastener positon statement: “Do not re-use any fasteners that are worn or deformed in normal use. Some fasteners are designed to be used only once, and are unreliable and may fail if used a second time.” Further in the statement, it goes on to state, “Always replace self-locking nuts and bolts, and nuts and bolts that are tightened with an additional tightening angle.

Knowing what the OEM allows and doesn’t allow helps to ensure a safe and quality repair. For additional information and links to Audi, check out the Audi OEM Page .