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Wheel bearings are sets of small steel balls held together in a metal ring and they are part of an overall system designed to help the wheels spin. There are 4 wheel bearings per car, and each wheel bearing is connected on one side to one of the car's 4 axles via a wheel bearing hub and carrier. On the other side, the while bearings fit tightly inside the hub, a hollow metal piece at the center of the wheel. Together, they help the wheels spin while keeping the axle in place.
The complexity of wheel bearing replacement varies greatly depending on the vehicle make, model, year, wheel position (front vs. rear), and drive type (AWD vs. FWD). However, mechanics follow the same general steps:
No, it is not safe to drive with a wheel bearing problem. If a bearing were to break while the car is in motion, it could result in complete separation of the wheel and tire assembly from the axle and a driver could experience loss of control of the vehicle. Luckily, the risk of sudden failure increases with noise level, so be sure to bring in the car to be checked at the first sign of a growling or grinding noise from a wheel.