January 19, 2020

Auto repair, car servicing, Cars, Car accessories

Car repairs can be costly and often come at the most inconvenient time. If you take your car to a garage you may be unpleasantly surprised by how much a repair is going to cost you and instantly start thinking of ways in which you can cut the cost.

You may consider sourcing the part yourself to save money. Many people are dubious about doing this as they may not have a very in-depth knowledge of cars and have very little or no mechanical experience. If this is the case, you may struggle to locate the correct part and end up wasting more money.  

If you want to try and source your own parts then you may want to visit a specialist car parts shop or website. Many of these types of website that sell car parts make it very easy for you to locate the correct one. You can usually enter your registration number of the make and model of your vehicle and find a list of parts that are likely to fit your car. If your car has been modified then you may need to check yourself to see if the part is the correct one or entrust the help of a mechanic.

Sometimes buying these parts yourself can save you a small fortune but be sure you have someone ready to fit it as some garages will only fit parts they have supplied.

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Cylindrical roller bearings

In contrast to ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings use cylinders as the rolling part. This can help to distribute a load more evenly, as the roller will have more contact with the outer ring. They can be used to achieve high speeds and are most often used in engineering.

You can buy cylindrical roller bearings online, selecting anything from budget options upwards. Take note of the bore and its size so you know you are buying a bearing with the right dimensions. You should also know the inside diameter, outside diameter, width and whether the bearing should have a snap ring.