Selling Wheel Bearings and Hub Units to DIFM Customers

Selling Wheel Bearings and Hub Units to DIFM Customers

Using premium wheel bearings means fewer customer comebacks.

Today, sealed wheel bearings and bearing-hub assemblies account for the majority of wheel bearings on vehicles today. 

The most common type used today is the Generation 3 bearing. This is a compact bearing unit with two flanges: One is the wheel hub, and one is a mounting flange to bolt it to the steering knuckle. These also can come with or without ABS-sensor rings, and, in many cases, the wheel-speed sensor is built into the bearing assembly.

When it comes recommending replacement bearings or hub assemblies, encourage your DIFM customers to use a premium product. They typically use higher-quality materials and heat-treating processes that make for harder surfaces, which are better-suited to resist impact damage.

This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

  

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