Performance Tool 4-Way Folding Lug Wrench


The next tool to make the list comes from a company called Performance Tool, so lets hope it lives up to its name. Here’s another lug wrench with mobility and ease of storage at the heart of the design. As you will see it has gone a slightly different route.

This product has two folding arms that extend to provide leverage when tackling lug nuts. They fold back into the side of the tool for ease of storage. It’s also worth pointing out that the tool is one of the smallest and lightest on the list, weighing in at only 1.7 pounds.

On the one hand that makes it very easy to store in a vehicle – you could find room in even the smallest compact car for this tiny tool. On the other hand it may not have the heft to regularly tackle well-tightened nuts. In particular, the hinged arm attachments have to bear a lot weight, and they may not live up to daily use. As a lug wrench to store in the vehicle for emergencies though it is lightweight, easy to use, easy to store, and relatively cheap.

Don’t buy this for your garage then, but certainly consider it as an investment to upgrade your roadside repair kit stored in the car.