Wheel Bearings

Wheel Bearings

Wheel bearings hold your wheels on and allow them to spin properly. They are not an automotive component to be taken lightly.

Most wheel bearings are sealed at the factory and don’t require replacement until, perhaps, 150,000 miles.

However, there are many cars on the road whose wheel bearings do require regular service. Check your owners manual or ask the guys at Auto Kruse's if your car is one of them.

Wheel bearing maintenance generally means keeping them lubricated. This service is done by removing the wheel bearing from the wheel hub assembly, greasing it manually or with a device called a wheel bearing packer, and then reinstalling it. It's a messy job.

If your vehicle requires periodic wheel bearing maintenance, it’s essential you keep to the maintenance schedule. Over time, the grease in your wheel bearings can breakdown and become less effective. Also grease can escape through the bearing until there’s not enough left to lubricate the bearings.

Without proper lubrication, the wheel bearings could overheat. When that happens, your wheels could fall off.

Warning signs include a wobbly wheel or a low growl or hum coming from any of your wheels. In either case, your should bring your car in as soon as possible.

The guys at Auto Kruser's are car care specialists. They're experts at wheel and axle maintenance, including wheel bearing lubrication.

For more than thirty years the Auto Kruser's guys have been helping folks keep their cars running right. You name it, they’re good at it.

For expert car care and repair, "Don’t Worry… Call Auto Kruser's!"

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