2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
As practice shows, if a car loses one wheel while driving, then the situation ends in a traffic accident with negative consequences. And not always the car owner can recognize something wrong in advance. Of course, this happens extremely rarely, given the strength and reliability of the suspension system, but such a development should not be ruled out.
Experts note that motorists who forget about maintaining the chassis of their car can face this problem. The suspension is just as important an element of the car as the engine, especially since it is directly responsible for safety. It is worth mentioning separately that the wheel cannot fall off out of the blue. This is always preceded by certain nuances that deserve close attention.
For example, suspension malfunctions that may soon lead to wheel break-off may be indicated by a characteristic hum while driving. The sound occurs at the moment when there are problems with the wheel bearings. Typically, this kind of hum will increase as you pick up speed. Following it, vibration in the steering wheel and on the body may appear. Ultimately, the CV joint will rip out on the go, and after the driver will be expensively repaired.
Hum isn't the only thing that can indicate a wheel bearing problem. Malfunction of the caliper also speaks of this kind of breakdown. If the bearing is out of order, then the caliper will simply heat up, and this entails the boiling of the brake fluid. It is imperative to check the bolts for tightness after tire fitting. Poorly screwed products also cause the wheel to break off during movement. Pay attention also to the ball joints and the tie bolt. Here problems do not arise so often, although their manifestation entails extremely negative consequences. You can avoid malfunctions with careful driving and with regular visits to the service station for diagnostics and routine maintenance.