wheel bearings

Wheel bearings are an often overlooked, but incredibly important component on your diesel truck; and when one begins to fail, other problems begin to arise. Autoworks in Ithaca has the information you need to recognize a problem before it turns into a bigger one. Here’s what to look out for:

Wheel bearings support the entire weight of your truck; these are the bearings that connect the wheels, through the hub, to the rest of the truck, and that the entire truck rides on. Obviously, this makes them prone to wear, and also incredibly important to the operation of your truck.

A bad wheel bearing will cause steering issues and floatiness on the road, improper wheel alignment, very excessive wear on tires (typically on the inside), extreme heat production which can damage parts and sensors, reduced fuel efficiency, and in the worst-case scenario, a wheel can detach from the truck altogether. Wheel bearings are especially problematic on larger vehicles.

Trucks tend to be heavy and hardworking, and bearings all have a lifespan. A failing bearing can be difficult to diagnose, but a dull roar at highway speed or play in the wheel are telltale signs. Keep an eye out for steering issues, vibrations at certain speeds, and for tires that are wearing prematurely on the inner tread.

If you are experiencing bearing issues, want your truck inspected for bearing issues, or have any other maintenance or repair needs, look no further than our team of expert mechanics. Our technicians have the knowledge and equipment necessary to keep your truck reliably on the road, for years to come. For the best fleet and commercial truck service shop in Ithaca, call or stop by Autoworks today.



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