What motorist doesn't want to extend the life of the bearings in their car by even 50 percent? But what if you try to extend the service life by three times? In fact, this is possible. To do this, it is enough to know one trick, proven over the years and decades, from really experienced drivers.
Sad practice indicates that in recent decades the quality of materials used in production has been steadily declining. Is it any wonder that at the exit from the assembly line, albeit not frankly defective products are obtained, but still spare parts, the condition of which leaves much to be desired. In such conditions, every motorist is deeply interested in maximizing the life of the bearings of his car.
You can extend the life of the bearings by using a lubricant that serves the rollers by making them spin better. Of course, the grease should be in the bearing right away. If it is not there or the quantity is not enough, then it is worth adding more. It is also recommended that the lubricant be renewed periodically. True, you can't just take and lubricate the bearing.
Before we can do the “rescue operation” described above, there is one more thing that needs to be done. This is, of course, about removing the rubber boot. On most bearing models, this is not too difficult to do. A little effort is enough. True, nothing of the kind can be done with "blind" bearings, which are reliably closed on all sides with metal plates.
It is recommended to lubricate the bearing the first time immediately after purchase. This will extend the service life of a valuable spare part by 2-3 times. The amount of grease for the rollers is usually 20% of the free space in the working cavity. This indicator can be safely increased to 40-50% of the available volume.
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