TAKING THE CONFUSION OUT OF WHEEL BEARING LUBRICATION 550107
A much higher degree of skill is required in lubricating automotive wheel bearings. This skill requirement coupled with many varying recommendations for wheel bearing lubrication has resulted in a situation where the majority of wheel bearing and wheel bearing grease complaints are caused by mishandling of product and by improper servicing.
In recognition of this problem, the Technical Committee of the National Lubricating Grease Institute established a Subcommittee which developed “Recommended Practices for Lubricating Automotive Front Wheel Bearings”. These procedures incorporated suggestions made by oil companies and automobile, truck, and bearing manufacturers.
Universal adoption and application of these recommended practices and more uniform recommendations by the automotive and petroleum industries will “take the confusion out of wheel bearing lubrication”.