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