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Hub and Bearing Q&A

Hub bearings are a crucial part to the performance and safety of a vehicle. These Q&A will help answer any questions you had on the importance of them.

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The Dos and Dont’s of Wheel Bearing Torquing

Follow these dos and dont’s of wheel bearing torquing to ensure proper installation, repair and happy customers.


Symptoms of a Worn Wheel Hub Bearing

Noise is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing or wheel hub bearing. Here are some indicators of a worn wheel hub bearing or other wheel-end damage.


Essential Wheel Bearing Info

Wheel bearings are either ball (pictured above) or tapered roller type.  Front wheel bearing applications usually use an angular-type ball bearing because an angular-type ball bearing will accept greater thrust loads than a Conrad-type bearing. A tapered roller bearing will accept both a radial and a thrust load. Some rear axles will have a cartridge-type wheel…


Hub Quality Comparison

Bearing hubs are a part that you should not be compromising quality for price on.  Using value grade bearing hubs can severely decrease the performance of the vehicle and can leave you stranded if/when the part unexpectedly fails. Hub Quality Comparison Sign up for our newsletter and receive articles, tips, news and updates. Subscribe


Hubs: The Next Generation

The next generation of hubs is here and with them many questions and technical advancements.  Fortunately, this here is a guide published by SKF to explain the technical advancements on their new line of hubs.  This guide covers everything inside the hub from the bearings to the sensors and explains everything with colorful illustrations. Next…


Front End Noise

More Hub Noise and Vibration Equals Dissatisfied Customers There are few repairs where the inferior quality of the parts can be made apparent to the customer in a more dramatic fashion than there is with hub replacement. “Shake, Rattle and Roll” was a great rock n’ roll tune from the ‘50s but it is a major problem…


Poor Hub Quality Compromises ABS Brake Function

An ABS brake function problem is one of the highest warranty items for hubs. There are several reasons why lower grade hubs don’t make the grade.


Hub Durability

The use of low quality hubs can create many issues for a customers vehicle including poor ABS brake function, noise issues and premature failure.


Wheel Bearing Service Tips

A damaged wheel bearing can cause many issues with your cars breaks. These tips will help you identify worn wheel bearings and how to properly service them.


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