Every vehicle on the road has wheels and tires as its a way to allow a vehicle to move with ease. But without wheel bearings, the wheels wouldn't turn very easily due to increased wear and friction. Wheel bearings are components that incorporate either metal balls or rollers on a ring that roll within a "race", which is pressed into a hub, axle, or brake rotor. This allows the bearings to rotate with minimum friction, allowing wheels to rotate with ease. Wheel bearing noise is an indicator of a bad component in need of replacement. While early vehicles use "greasable" bearings, requiring maintenance over time or mileage, late model vehicles often use a sealed bearing "hub" that is a bolt-on component, requiring no maintenance.
When choosing a wheel bearing for a factory replacement, it's important to confirm the year, make, and model of the vehicle as well as any additional options such as drive type (2WD, 4WD, AWD, etc.) or brake options (for example with anti-lock brakes). For custom applications, confirm the bearing inside and outside diameter along with any other required measurements to ensure proper fitment and operation. Wheel bearing replacement cost ranges in price form around $5 each to over $1,000 for a complete hub bearing assembly.
Available from JEGS is a large wheel bearing selection from some of the best manufacturers in the industry including Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Crown Automotive, ACDelco, JEGS, and others. Each bearing is made from high quality materials, components, and assembly to provide long service life and smooth performance.