Wheel bearings are responsible for the vehicle’s roadholding performance and thus critical for vehicle safety, and Meyle offers a full range of wheel bearings both individually and as full-service kits. As an integral part of the axle suspension system their task is to guide the wheels and – depending on the design – transmit the driving forces. Some designs also feature sensors and encoder rings that collect and transmit data to the skid-control (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESP) systems. Wheel bearings have a lot to put up with, especially during cornering when the axial and radial strain hits maximum levels. Typical symptoms of a defective wheel bearing are metallic running noises and increased wheel rock. To prevent wheel bearing failure, car drivers should have a defective wheel bearing immediately replaced by a professional repair service. If one or several wheel bearings fail, the vehicle’s stability is at stake and the ABS system may no longer function properly. In the worst of cases, the vehicle’s stopping distance increases dramatically.
Meyle-Original wheel bearings features include:
- Low-wear design of high-grade anti-friction-bearing steel which offers superior fracture toughness and enhanced corrosion and wear resistance over conventional steel material.
- Made-to-measure seal individually geared to the respective application, which ensures maximum running smoothness and consequently a long wheel bearing life.
- Special curing of the wheel bearing flange to ensure safety.
- Water-repellent high-performance grease; four different high-performance greases were chosen to perfectly match the unique requirements for each wheel bearing application, designed to offer enhanced water-repellent properties and performance in extreme temperatures.
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