If you want to keep your motor running without heat or friction developing you really need to get your bearings right.
So, what are wheel bearings and why are they important?
Like all moving parts on a car, bearings are subject wear and tear. You may have heard the term ‘pack the bearings’ which means packing the bearings with grease to keep them moving freely.
As some bearings are in sealed units, when it comes time to change them the whole unit is replaced.
One of the bearings subject to a lot of wear are the wheel bearings which are positioned in the hub which the wheel is bolted to.
If a wheel bearing starts to wear there will be free play in the wheel and if not replaced it will eventually collapse. The good news is, when you bring your car into your Cottman Transmissions & Total Auto Care service center for a service, your bearings are inspected as part of their 65 point safety check.
View our latest AutoFact video, it will help you get your bearings on this subject.
Wheel Bearings aren’t just important in your car, the bearings in your caravan, camper and trailer also need regular attention.
Learn more about regular servicing on these vehicles and find one of our specialists.