Car wheel parts

When it comes to the smooth operation of a vehicle, the condition of its wheel bearings, wheel hubs, and other wheel parts are critical. The parts associated with the cars wheels are:

  • Wheel bearing

  • Wheel hub

  • Wheel studs

How do I choose the correct wheel parts?

Different safety and design features can make selecting the correct wheel parts tricky. We advise to check if compatibility notes are listed next to a part that is shown as correct for your vehicle. These may include:

  • For vehicle with or without ABS

  • For vehicle with or without ESP / TCS / DSG / ESC (traction control)

  • Wheel size

  • Vehicle manufacture date (this is not the date the vehicle was registered but the date it was made)

  • VIN (chassis number) sequence (up to or after as specific number/letter

  • Length, width, depth of the part (length is particularly important with wheel studs)

What brand of wheel parts should I choose?

Both cost and quality are paramount when selecting a brand for replacement wheel parts. Bosch have world renown quality however brand names such as Blue Print, Borg & Beck, Febi and SKF offer long warranties which indicates the quality of product.

How can I tell my wheel parts needs replacing?

Some of the symptoms of failing wheel parts are:

  • There is a humming noise (normally coming from the corner of the vehicle that has the fault)

  • The wheel is loose (can be wobbled)

  • The steering feels loose

  • Uneven tire wear

  • The steering wheel vibrates while driving.

  • There is an ABS fault

  • The vehicle pulls to one side when braking (this may also indicate a brake system problem)

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