With cars and trucks constantly being improved, many parts last tens or hundreds of thousands of miles as long as they are properly inspected and maintained. These longer-lasting parts are integral to keeping your car running and driving effectively. The wheel bearings are one of your vehicle’s most important and often overlooked parts. While it isn’t typical for a wheel bearing to fail out of the blue, it is important to know how they work and the common signs of a failing wheel bearing. Below we’ll highlight a few popular models for which we sell a lot of wheel bearings. Read on to learn more.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a very popular model for the public and law enforcement agencies. Many of these vehicles see hundreds of thousands of miles of regular road and highway use throughout their lives. And, they are driven hard. Oftentimes, road hazards, hard curb impacts, or rust can begin to affect the wheel bearings on the Explorer. Check out this post to learn more about the specific issues that are commonly seen with Ford Explorer wheel bearings.

Dodge/Ram Trucks

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With trucks being one of the most popular choices for vehicles in the USA, RAM has become a very well-loved brand. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are immune to wheel bearing failures. If you’d like to learn more about the common causes of wheel bearing failure on the RAM (or Dodge) truck, check that out here.

Jeep Wrangler

One of the most common models you’ll see out on the roads (and off-road) today is the Jeep Wrangler. Throughout its many generations, the Jeep Wrangler is known for its off-road abilities and go-anywhere attitude. Of course, the wheel bearings on Jeeps can also fail. Learn more about Jeep wheel bearings here. Often, these failures are caused by rust, dirt, and debris getting into the inner workings of the bearing and slowly eating away at them. Ensuring your wheel bearings are working effectively can help keep you rolling out on the trails or the highway.

Chevy Impala

Like many passenger cars, the Chevy Impala can run reliably for many thousands of miles. Of course, eventually, parts begin to fail. If a wheel bearing starts to fail, it can drag or cause other issues for the Impala. Check out this post to learn more about wheel bearing issues on the Impala and how to address them before they lead to more significant concerns.

Toyota Tundra

As trucks become a larger and larger segment of vehicles out on the road, many owners are turning to Toyota’s reliable Tundra. This heavy-duty, go-anywhere truck is meant to do it all, but these can also run into wheel bearing issues. If you’re hearing squealing or thunks during regular operation, you should check out this post to learn more about Tundra wheel bearings.

When it comes to OEM-grade replacement parts, keep GMB in mind. We’ve been a leading manufacturer of OE and aftermarket parts for more than 70 years. With locations on both coasts of the U.S., we’re happy to help you get your parts quickly and reliably. You can find more of our products here, or you can contact us here with any questions you might have.


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