Common Hybrid Car Maintenance: Rotor Bearing Wear and Tear

As bearings wear down, they impact the space between the rotor and the stator, which affects the magnetic field as well. Because these bearings keep things centric between the rotor and the stator, driving performance can suffer, causing “hunting” or torque changes in the motor.

Luckily, there is bearing wear testing equipment that can show just how much the bearings have worn down, making it much easier for service providers to quickly identify the root of the problem, saving the consumers time,  and headache as well. Not only that, such a service will often earn a customer for life.

In the video above, Dr. Mark Quarto (of Automotive Research and Design, our partner at The Hybrid Shop) briefly explains bearing wear and tear in HEVs and how it impacts the vehicle’s performance. If you’re an automotive service provider and would like to know more about our world-class hybrid training, education, and technology—contact us via the links below.


This is another valuable post from TheHybridShop.comHECN is happy to welcome the TheHybridShop.com, a new green automotive startup, as our first Service Advisor.  The mission of The Hybrid Shop is to “provide the highest quality maintenance, service and repair experience for hybrid electric vehicle owners.” Read more about them and servicing hybrid electric cars here.  You can also find them on FacebookTwitterLinkedINGoogle Plus, and YouTube.

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