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The Importance of Automotive Wheel Bearings

Nov. 17, 2021

Wheel bearings play an integral role in the overall function and performance of a car. Wheel bearings do break down or wear out over time, and in such cases it is vital that they are replaced when necessary.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of wheel bearings for your car. We will also discuss when you should actually replace your wheel bearings and what you can do to keep your car in good running condition.


What do wheel bearings do for your car?

Wheel bearings are vital to the performance of your car. They sit inside the wheels and help them to spin smoothly and efficiently by reducing the amount of friction generated by various other parts of the drivetrain. When wheel bearings are damaged or need replacing, this can lead to devastating effects if they are not replaced properly.

Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

 Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

If wheel bearings are not replaced using the proper tools, equipment and attention to detail, further, more serious damage to the part can occur over time. Bearing assemblies are a simple mechanical design, but their function is vital to the smooth rotation of the wheel. When a wheel bearing goes bad, it can cause a worrying amount of noise coming from your wheels, especially at higher speeds, and it can have other gradual side effects on your alignment and wheel balance.


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When to replace wheel bearings?

Wheel bearings are made from strong and durable materials, which means they will usually last a long time in your car. However, they may still need to be replaced under the right circumstances. If you notice any strange noises coming from your wheels while driving, consider whether any of the following apply to your car.

Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly     

Accidental damage

Although the auto wheel bearings themselves are strong components, the impact of an accident can lead to damage to the wheel bearings. After a rough impact from a car accident, especially if the accident was a side impact, it is common to experience a ruptured seal in the bearing assembly, which can lead to contamination of the bearing. When grease gets inside through a broken seal, it can cause excessive friction, which can shred the auto bearings and cause them to begin to fail.


Improper mounting

Wheel bearings need to be replaced in rare cases, including when they are replaced incorrectly at the start. Whenever replacing a wheel bearing or bearing assembly, the wheel should be balanced and aligned to prevent further damage. This can save you a lot of money in the long run, all you need to do is find an honest mechanic!


Engineering defects

Automotive engineering is not a perfect science; many vehicle parts are subject to defects and wear problems. Well-designed cars usually have fewer defects, but some cars simply tend to be built with wheel bearing problems somewhere throughout the life of the vehicle.

If you want to get more information about the auto wheel bearing, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  





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