In today’s world, cars have long become an integral part of our lives, yet numerous questions and myths surround the purchase and process of replacing auto parts. How do you choose the right part for your car? How can you avoid counterfeit products? How can you extend the lifespan of a part? With so many questions and sometimes incompetent answers, it can be difficult to make the right decision.

We aim to shed light on the important aspects of choosing and installing parts, helping our customers make informed choices and get the most out of the products offered by our company. In this article, we have gathered the most frequently asked questions and popular myths related to auto parts, providing professional and objective answers to them.

How do I know I didn’t buy a counterfeit?

We recommend buying parts from large online and offline stores specializing in auto parts sales and avoiding purchasing parts for your cars at markets. Each B-RING auto part has its unique code, allowing you to verify its authenticity on our website https://b-ring.com/en/unicode by entering the number (UNICODE) indicated on the package.

Is it necessary to add extra lubricant to bearings?

B-RING bearings are pre-lubricated with a sufficient amount for the entire lifespan of the part. It's a huge mistake to think that the more lubricant in the bearings, the better. The necessary amount of lubricant is determined by the manufacturer through experimental testing. Moreover, we strongly advise against opening the seals of the bearings. Doing so can cause irreparable deformation of the seal and allow dirt and dust to enter the bearing, significantly reducing its lifespan. Note that the warranty does not cover bearings with opened seals (which is almost always noticeable).

Does the warranty only apply if the part is installed in certified services? Can I install the part myself?

We have a very customer-oriented warranty policy. B-RING does not deny warranty claims for parts installed by the vehicle owner. The only requirement from us is that the installation rules for the part are followed. Therefore, in the event of premature failure of a B-RING part, we recommend contacting either the part seller directly or our Quality Service: support@itakogroup.com. We will provide a qualified answer about the reasons for the part's failure. In cases of manufacturing defects, there is a simplified procedure for returning parts. In such cases, we would like to see the defect report and the service order from the repair shop. However, if the part was installed independently following all installation requirements, we can accept the part without the repair shop documents. Only the vehicle data and a description of the reason for return are required.

Do manufacturers use a plastic separator to save costs?

The type and material of the separator are chosen based on the bearing's design, loads, rotation speeds, and other operational parameters. The engineer's task is to find the optimal solution for a specific application. Thus, a polyamide separator is not installed to save on production costs but to ensure the maximum lifespan of the part, acceptable rotation resistance, temperature regime, etc.

The hub unit failed before its promised lifespan. Why?

The issue of short lifespan of second-generation hub units (one of whose rings is mounted with tension) is not rare and very often occurs due to the special installation requirements. This unit's design requires the use of special tools for installing second-generation hub units. In practice, we often record cases where this requirement is ignored, and units are installed using a regular press, damaging the rolling elements and raceways with excessive lateral load during installation. Logically, after damaging the unit's main components, its lifespan is reduced. When installing these units, it's recommended to pay attention to the tools used by the mechanic during installation.
Do other malfunctions in the car affect the lifespan of a new bearing?
In some cases - yes. For example, malfunctioning brake mechanisms and increased wobble can provoke increased vibration and may cause overheating of the hub and bearing. Unfortunately, this leads to a reduction in the lifespan of any manufacturer's hub bearing.


We hope this article has helped you understand some of the questions related to auto parts and provided useful information for making decisions when buying and installing parts. Remember, the correct selection and installation of auto parts are crucial factors for the reliability and safety of your car.

Choosing B-RING products ensures your car a long and trouble-free operation.

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