Great transportation at a reliable price seems to be top of mind for most automotive consumers. The purchase of a compact car can provide years of longevity with a bit of mechanical attention over time that may be required to the brakes, suspension and perhaps periodic tune-ups.
The motion of most things mechanical over time will need attention. Tires that meet the road and the hub bearings that keep them in motion can spin millions of rotations as you cruise on the surface streets or freeways. It is inevitable that eventually you may experience a groan or moan as the wheels of your compact ride traverses a variety of road.
Typically this noise may minimize itself as you steer, as the load to the wheels will vary with the pitch of vehicle during these turns. Like taking the weight of a bad knee or ankle, the mechanical pain is reduced.
We highlight the procedures of replacing a hub bearing on the KIA Rio platform, as well as replacement of much-needed brake pad and rotors.