Premium quality vs. value grade hub bearings
Many manufacturers sell replacement hub bearings. Most claim to offer OE quality and many have a very low price. Unfortunately, with that low price, you get a low quality hub bearing that is inferior to a premium, Original Equipment quality hub bearing. We call these hubs “value grade,” and experience has proven that these low performing “value grade” hubs are no real value in the long run.
In fact, in many cases:
- Value grade hubs last less than half as long as premium hubs
- They can produce annoying wheel vibration and noise
- They can cause the anti-lock braking system to malfunction
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