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Choosing the Right Bearing

What should I look for?

When a bearing starts making noise, there's a couple things you should do straight away. First, check to make sure there is no debris or contamination in or around the bearing. If there is, the best thing to do is to clean the bearing with some light oil. 

Make sure the bearing is lubricated if the bearing is meant to be lubricated. There are a number of lubrication (grease and oil) options that are available for each application. Some bearings are already enclosed, so this isn't always an option. 

If the bearing is still making noise, it may be time to change it out. That's OK- bearings are made to take the force of the torque, and they are items that are replaced when it's time. 

When I have to replace a bearing, what kind of bearing do I need?

The great thing about bearings is that most (with the exception of some foreign made counterfeit bearings) are made to industry standards. Kodiak Tough bearings meet all bearing standards for metal composition, precision, ratings and tolerances. When you buy a Kodiak Tough bearing, rest easy it will work for you.

If you have any questions, feel free to call during our normal business day, or email or message us anytime. We will be happy to set you up with the correct bearing that will meet your needs.