- Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are an important component of the wheel hub assembly on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and other types of commercial trucks. They are a set of small metal balls or rollers that are encased in a metal housing, and are located between the wheel hub and the wheel. Their main function is to allow the wheel to rotate smoothly around the hub while supporting the weight of the vehicle. They also help to protect the hub from wear and tear caused by friction, and helps to keep the wheel properly aligned.
Wheel bearings are designed to withstand heavy loads, high speeds, and frequent use. They are typically made of high-quality steel or another durable material and are sealed to protect them from dust and moisture. They should be regularly inspected and lubricated to ensure that they are functioning properly. In case of worn out bearings or any other damage, they should be replaced by professional mechanics to ensure the safety of the vehicle.