Wheel bearings support massive amounts of a vehicle’s weight for the relatively small size of their surfaces.
Premature center bearing failure could be the result of many factors. Read more on what contributes to drivetrain failures.
Constant-velocity (CV) joints have been around since the 1980s when front-wheel drive (FWD) came into widespread use.
It’s important to remember not to miss a worn joint. If a ball joint fails, the driver loses control of the vehicle.
Even under normal conditions on a smooth road, shocks stroke on average 1,750 times for every mile traveled.
As vehicles age, eliminating noise is Job 1. But “noise” may mean different things to you and your customers.
A CV joint rarely fails on its own. Outside factors can damage a joint worse than cutting a boot with a knife.
If a customer comes to your service department with a steering-pull complaint, never jump to conclusions about what’s really wrong.
One spring rate might be great for controlling body lean, but it could be too hard to provide a comfortable ride.
When machining a rotor, you have two primary goals: provide a smooth surface finish for the pads and provide a true surface finish.
While it’s rare for EV brakes to grind, it’s not rare to get an EV owner complaining about brake noise.
The classic symptom of a bad wheel bearing is typically a cyclic chirping, squealing or growling noise that may appear only at certain speeds. So, it’s difficult to make a diagnosis based on noise alone.