A wheel bearing is a crucial part of wheel assembly which connects the
wheel and the axle. It consists of a set of steel balls held together by a
metal ring. The concept behind a wheel bearing is simple: things roll better
than they slide. Basically, the wheel bearing enables the wheel to rotate
smoothly and with minimum friction.
Wheel bearings are safety-critical components, so they need to be replaced when they stop working properly. There are a few signs to watch out for when your wheel bearing starts to go bad or is missing:
It’s rare for wheel bearings to fail immediately after the few first symptoms. However, it is best to avoid driving on a faulty one for too long. A wheel bearing failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs while driving at highway speeds and if the vehicle loses a wheel. That’s why you should have a certified technician inspect your wheel bearings at least annually.
If you suspect you are driving around Hamilton ON with a broken, or nearly broken, wheel bearing, give us a call at (905) 381-9285 or contact us online. Our team of trained technicians have the skills and the tools to do the job, and we install only quality parts!