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The tire iron is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


A rusty old tire iron, normally used for loosening nuts from car tires. The tire iron has a high damage for a low-level weapon.

Special attack

It has a special Lights Out attack that does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 8 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Lights Out5037.5351.07
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Lights Out outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The tire iron can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.


  • It can be found in most locations where low-level humanoid enemies are located, including Primm and Freeside, carried by some of the convicts or thugs.
  • Commonly found on Vipers.