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WATCH: Choosing the Right Seal for Wheel Bearings

Seals are a key component of the wheel-bearing system.

WATCH: The Importance of Proper Clearance and Play in Maximizing Bearing Life

In a recent Schaeffler webinar, ASE-certified technician Roger Gillette talked about why it’s important to set the proper clearance and play during installation of wheel bearings.

WATCH: How Have Wheel Bearings Changed Over the Years?

Prior to the introduction of compact wheel-bearing units, wheel bearings were serviceable and had to be removed, cleaned, inspected and repacked with wheel-bearing grease every few years.

Basic Types of Wheel Bearings [Video]

Most automotive wheel bearings are one of two basic designs: ball bearings or tapered roller bearings. Each type of bearing has pros and cons, depending on the application.

WATCH: What Do Wheel Bearings Do?

Wheel bearings might not be the sexiest part of a vehicle, but that shouldn’t diminish the Herculean role these safety-critical components play in the vehicle’s chassis system.

Schaeffler Uses Glass Car to Showcase Technology at Automechanika Frankfurt

The German manufacturer of transmission, engine and chassis systems had nearly 11,000 square feet of exhibition space at Automechanika Frankfurt, with a focus on the trade show’s overall theme, “Tomorrow’s Service und Mobility.”