Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Syracuse, NY 13219
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My garage is attached to the house and rarely goes below 40.. I live near Chicago so salt is all over the place.. In the fall I put a paint sealer on the wheels so they still look like new. However I do regularly hose the wheels off in the garage in winter to rinse off the salt. This weekend I had to have a wheel removed only to find out one of the lug nuts "caps" was corroded inside and was just spinning when trying to get it off. They ended up having to hammer a socket on to the lug nut just to get it off. Once the wheel was off there here hints of corrosion between the wheel and hub. Later today I will be stopping by the dealer to get a replacement lug nut.
This is a fairly common problem with Escape owners. Look on E-Bay and buy a set of solid chrome lugs. You'll be better off in the long run.
2017 MKC Reserve AWD
White platinum w/Hazelnut leather interior
Equipment group 300A
Technology Package (Sync 3 v3.0)