Wheel Bearings

Does your vehicle’s wheel bearing sound rough?

Is it grinding or has a droning noise? Excessive brake pedal travel due to movement or play? Auto Experts Medway in Chatham Medway can diagnose and replace your car’s wheel bearing.

What is a Wheel Bearing?

The design of a wheel bearing allows for free rotation of the moving part around a fixed axis. This moving part in this instance is a road wheel and the wheel bearing is designed to reduce friction as much as possible.

The most common bearing is the plain wheel bearing which uses lubricant such as oil or graphite and are extremely reliable and relatively cheap. This is one reason why they are widely used. Some vehicles wheel bearings come with the hub and this type can be an expensive item to buy but the labour time to replace a hub is normally low.

Common Faults:

The most common faults with a wheel bearing is sounding rough or a droning noise. This is normally caused by impact damage or a lack of lubrication. Some wheel bearings are tapered and can suffer with excessive play or movement. This type of tapered bearing can be adjusted or tightend and if caught soon enough a replacement is sometimes avoided.

On some occasions a wheel bearing fault can be confused with grinding brakes. One thing to check would be is there an excessive amount of brake pedal travel? A faulty wheel bearing with a lot of movement can cause this symptom. So if your vehicle has excessive brake travel book it in so that we can diagnose the fault properly.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

We at Auto Experts Medway in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when we diagnose a fault a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle sounds rough, has a droning noise, is grinding or appears to have a lot of play or pedal movement. Come to Auto Experts Medway in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.

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