Let us help you find the right part fast! Tell us about your vehicle below and we'll get you to the parts with the best fit. Your wheel bearings and hubs are important parts of your vehicle's steering, suspension, and braking systems. Most modern vehicles use a one-piece hub assembly that incorporates the hub, wheel bearing, ABS wheel speed sensor, and mounting flange. Wheel hubs connect the axles, steering knuckles, and the wheels. They are imperative to the steering system because they help support the weight of the vehicle and help turn the wheels.
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What is a wheel bearing and what does it do? A wheel bearing is an un-sprung component of a vehicle suspension that is designed to negate the effects of a wheel in motion with friction. How does it break? In vintage cars, wheel bearings are serviced regularly with automotive grease and a replacement seal so when maintenance is foregone failure will occur. But in modern vehicles the wheel bearings are sealed permanently and are not serviced. They are replaced only when their failure is discovered. However, this does not guarantee that a wheel bearing will never fail.
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Today's modern cars, and those manufactured after are equipped with a single bearing and hub assembly that is attached to each wheel and tire on a vehicle. The wheel hub assembly includes wheel studs that attach the wheels of the vehicle to the car and is mounted to the steering and suspension system on the front end and the rear axle on the rear end. In theory, this single wheel hub assembly should last the lifespan of the vehicle , however, like any other mechanical device, it is subject to wear and tear and can break or wear out prematurely.
Call Us With Questions or Orders. The wheel bearing is located in the wheel hub assembly and on a typical rear wheel drive there will be one rear wheel bearing on each end of the drive axle and 2 wheel bearings, one inner bearing and one outer bearing on the front wheel hub assembly. On front wheel drive vehicles, the front wheel bearing will be pressed in the front wheel hub, requires you to remove the axle assembly and requires special equipment to change the front wheel bearing. If you need to change the wheel bearing on a front wheel drive car, make sure you check the wheel hubs for wear.