How Do You Know If Your Car Bearings Are Going Bad?


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A driver can tell if their car bearings are going bad by rocking the tire. A noise while driving does not always indicate a bad bearing.

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A noise in the wheel area can be caused by many things other than a bearing. This includes bad tires or wheels.

  1. Lift the car
  2. Users should lift the car with a jack to keep the tire in question off the ground.

  3. Rock the tire
  4. Placing their hands in the 12 and 6 o'clock positions, users should try to rock the tire back and forth. If their is play in the tire, the bearings need to be replaced.

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