A wheel bearing is a vital component in your vehicle. If it fails, you can lose control and crash. Keeping your wheel bearing in good working order will ensure that you and the people around you stay safe and happy.
What is a Wheel Bearing?
A wheel bearing is a mechanical device positioned at the point where the axle and wheel meet. It is designed to reduce the friction produced by the axle moving along with the wheel. A wheel bearing can be either sealed or unsealed, which will affect what you need to do if it becomes damaged.
Why Do I Need a Wheel Bearing?
A wheel bearing is important to your vehicle's ability to perform. There are many types of bearings, but a typical one is made from a rubber or polymer a metal cage, a metal shield and a set of steel balls. The bearing helps the hub connect to the steering gearbox and it allows for you to turn the steering wheel without too much friction. It also provides support for the axle which helps keep your car running smoothly.
Symptoms of a Faulty Wheel Bearing
If you hear clicking, grinding, or whirring sounds when you turn left or right, this indicates that the bearing is worn and needs to be replaced. The noise may be reduced by slowing down the vehicle.
How to Change a Wheel Bearing
Wheel bearings are an important part of the vehicle's suspension system. They keep the wheel spinning in a straight line while protecting it from bumps and potholes. When they stop working, it's time to get a new one. The easiest way to change a wheel bearing is to take off the old one and put on a new one from the side of the car.
As seen in this blog, there are many ways to make sure your vehicle is in good condition. If you see any signs of wear and tear, it's best to get them fixed before they become a bigger problem.
Why Choose PK Motors Accident Repair Centre?
We are your local family run accident repair centre, established over 48 years ago. We are one of the leading accident repair centres in the South East specialising in all manner of repairs, from minor scrapes, to heavy structural damage. We're fully equipped, experienced and qualified so you can be rest assured that your vehicle repairs are in good hands.
Based in Tunbridge Wells we are ideally situated to cover many areas of Kent, and surrounding areas of East Sussex, West Sussex & Surrey.
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