A Guide To Wheel Bearing Grease

Wheel bearings turn at high speed. A good quality wheel bearing (like GMB wheel bearings) has a very refined design. The design allows for minimal friction and maximum longevity. Yet, wheel bearing grease is always necessary. Grease should be packed into the wheel bearing and the following areas: The housing The wheel end’s inside surfaces…

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Wheel Bearing Noise vs Tire Noise

What do you do when a customer brings you a vehicle with a roaring or howling noise coming from a wheel? In most cases, it can be coming from a worn tire, or a worn bearing. It is not easy to tell, but there are ways to determine what is causing the problem. First, test…

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How Off-Road Tires Impact Wheel Bearings, Hubs, and Universal Joints

This article was originally published on Counterman.com. Summer is right around the corner, and a bunch of off-road vehicles will be coming into your shop, most of which will have oversized tires. It’s important to be aware of how oversized tires place increased stress on wheel bearings, hubs, and U-joints.

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What Causes a Wheel Hub Assembly to Go Bad?

Good wheel hub assemblies are built like tanks. But sometimes they break or wear out, like any other part on a car. When that happens, it’s easy to wonder what went wrong. There are three common causes of bearing failure: impacts, contamination, or improper alignment.

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How to Look Up a U-Joint By Size

Do you need to replace a U-joint but don’t have the part number? Don’t fret. We have just the solution for you: our U-joint lookup tool. All you need are the u-joint type and the measurements. To give you the peace of mind that you’re getting the absolutely correct replacement U-joint, we’re going to discuss…

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Wheel Bearing Failure Modes and Troubleshooting

Wheel bearings are one of the most critical – and ignored – auto parts. Considering that a vehicle cannot roll without them (at least not very far), it’s a bit strange wheel bearings only get attention when they begin to fail. Perhaps the problem is that modern, single bearing systems are simple, reliable, and generally…

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