What does the wheel hub assembly do?
Located between the drive axle and brake drum/rotor on each wheel, the wheel hub assembly is an important component that supports the rest of the wheel. The wheel hub assembly holds the wheels/tyres in place, allowing them to turn freely and rotate smoothly at all times.
The wheel hub assembly is often referred to as the hub bearing or wheel hub unit.
Over time, the wheel hub assembly can become worn or damaged, which can lead to poor handling, uneven tire wear, and increased risk of accidents. Signs of a worn or damaged wheel hub assembly include a humming or growling noise while driving, vibration in the steering wheel, and difficulty turning the wheels. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to have your wheel hub assembly inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
Symptoms of a damaged wheel hub assembly:
Uneven tyre wear – You may find that your car’s tyres are wearing unevenly. This means that one set of tyres needs replacement much more quickly. This is often due to wheel hub damage.
Less responsive steering – Your car’s steering may take longer to respond to turns. This is a safety hazard because your car needs to be able to quickly swerve if necessary.
Car steers to one side when braking – If your car pulls to one direction when the brakes are applied, it could mean that a wheel hub is due for replacement.
Grinding noise – A damaged wheel hub may produce a loud grinding noise when you are driving.
Wheel hub preventative maintenance:
Wheel hub assemblies are replaced in pairs. This is because if one of them is worn to the point of needing replacement, the other won’t be far behind. This is a form of preventative maintenance that can save you paying for twice as much labour when the other wheel assembly gives out.
Regular maintenance is key to ensure your vehicle runs safely and smoothly. Don’t wait until it’s too late to have your wheel hub assembly checked. Schedule an appointment today to have your wheel hub assembly inspected, and keep your vehicle running at its best.
New Wheel Hub Installation in Hamilton
At Grimmer Motors, we can install a new wheel hub assembly. This will allow for safer driving with improved brake and steering responsiveness.
If you are having any problems with your wheels, we recommend getting your vehicle seen as soon as possible. This will prevent further problems from occurring.
For wheel hub assembly replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!