Find resources from the basics of brakes and bearings to diagnosing, wheel bearing service tips and bearing failure prevention and more.

The Basics of Brakes and Bearings

Cars and light trucks are more durable than ever before. Spark plugs last 100,000 miles, long-life coolants can go five years or 150,000 miles, and some filters have no recommended replacement interval. But sooner or later, all vehicles eventually require brake work.

Bearings Keep On Rolling

Wheel bearings keep the world rolling. The bearings allow wheels to rotate with minimal friction while keeping them centered and aligned on their respective axle shafts or spindles. Wheel bearings are designed to last the life of the vehicle, but they can fail at any point after 100,000 miles.

Bearing Diagnostics: Brinelling/Non-noise Failures

Bearing failures can result in many different problems with the brake system. Here are a few solutions to find the problem before it causes an accident.

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