NSK set to reveal new automotive aftermarket strategy

Based on its position of strength as an OEM and first tier supplier, NSK is announcing its entry into the Independent Automotive Aftermarket (IAM). In order to help the company gain market share as quickly as possible, NSK has developed a carefully structured aftermarket approach strategy that will also ensure its partners and garage owners become more profitable, efficient and effective.
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Rusty Bearing Hum

Some 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles may exhibit an unusual humming noise from the front wheel bearings. This may be caused by muddy water entering the wheel bearing(s), causing the bearing(s) to rust. A new bearing seal design has been improved to eliminate this concern.
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Out of Focus

Some 2008-2011 Ford Focus vehicles may exhibit a whine, howl or groan noise from an intermediate shaft bearing with the vehicle in motion. This may be due to moisture getting past the bearing seals.
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SKF launches high quality, easy to use tool for mounting and dismounting HBU 2.1

The SKF Vehicle Aftermarket is pleased to announce the addition of two universal wheel bearing tool sets to its product portfolio. These innovative tool sets allow easy mounting (VKN 600) and dismounting (VKN 601) of compact HBU 2.1 bearings of all sizes. This way mechanics can save space and money, as they only need to stock one tool instead of individual tool kits for different bearing diameters. With a small future extension the dismounting tool set will also cover several HBU 3 wheel bearing diameters.
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