Hub bearings and kits
SKF pioneered the hub unit in the 1930’s when it designed the unit used on the then revolutionary Traction Avant front wheel drive car by Citroen. Hub bearings are an easy to install, pre-adjusted, and lubricated for life bearing assembly.
Learn more about SKF hub bearings and kits by watching these videos:
Watch our hub bearings video!
SKF compares value-grade hubs with SKF premium quality hubs, engineered to meet or exceed OE specifications.
Watch our SKF hub bearing grease video!
SKF chemistry and lubrication specialists have developed a grease, called GHG, that is used in most of its premium hub bearings.
Hub bearings come in different styles or generations, all developed by SKF
HBU1 – Generation 1 hub bearings
A double row ball or taper roller design used mainly for driven wheels
HBU2 – Generation 2 hub bearings
Feature an outer ring with an integral flange, replacing the function of a separate hub
HBU3 – Generation 3 hub bearings
Feature flange for wheel and brake attachment and a second flange for fixing the unit to the suspension
X-Tracker hub bearings
Patented and exclusive design Generation 3 hub bearing with double row angular contact ball bearing arrangement
Hub bearing kits
Includes all components for a complete OE repair
Premium quality vs. value grade hub bearings
Value grade hubs offer no real value. Get the facts.