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What are the Symptoms of Failing Wheel Bearings?

What are the Symptoms of Failing Wheel Bearings?

WHAT ARE WHEEL BEARINGS? Wheel bearings are essential for the hub, tire, and wheel assemblies to work together and allow for friction-free rotation and movement of the hub assembly, which is a crucial component of your car's steering system. It connects the wheel to the axle. A wheel bearing is a set of balls known as ball bearings held together by a metal ring. It ensures and provides smooth tire and wheel rotation. Each wheel has its own set of wheel bearings. Because of the importance of this component in the smooth driving of your vehicle, it is considered very hazardous to drive with worn wheel bearings, as it may cause the wheel to stop while driving. HOW LONG SHOULD A WHEEL BEARING LAST? Essentially, wheel bearings should last between 85,000 and 100,000 miles, but it should be mentioned that this is only an estimate, as the quality of the wheel bearing and the operating conditions should also be taken into account. Apart from that, another impor ... read more

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