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Wheel bearing maintenance

Are the wheelbearings in need of repacking or are these self contained units that do not need maintenance

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Wheel bearings usually dont need maintenance until higher mileages (100k) or should be inspected and repacked when the brakes are done to ensure they last, but they do wear out - this is sometimes a fairly simple but messy job depending on the application - I personally do mine every 6 months to a year since I have a 4x4 - 4X4's need more maintenance than other vehicles due to all the components in the axle which generate more heat and wear than a typical car.

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