17 Mar 2020

How to Choose The Perfect Wheel Bearings Supplier

Correctly choosing the right wheel bearing supplier can make the difference between sourcing inferior bearings and original equipment (OE) quality bearings. Considering the number of wheel bearing suppliers in the aftermarket industry touting their services, how sure are you that you’re working with the best?

How do you find reputable bearing manufacturers that have the quality aftermarket wheel bearings you need without being scammed and the quality uncompromised?

Here are seven qualities that set trustworthy suppliers apart from unscrupulous dealers.

1. Wide Range of Products

The ability to source the wheel bearings components you need, when you need them, is critical.

A good supplier is consistently well-stocked with readily available spare parts. Whether it’s high-quality grease, tools, and oil seals, a good wheel bearing supplier will have the supplies you require from reputed bearing manufacturers. 

As the leading bearing supplier in Dubai with years of proven expertise in the aftermarket industry, we pride ourselves on our vast stock availability. Our warehouse facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone has over 4 million premium bearings in stock, enabling us to cover your requirements for automotive and industrial bearings, maintenance tools, lubrication and oil seal.

2. Impressive Variety of Brands

Certain bearing manufacturers are well-known for producing wheel bearings that render high-quality performance, durability, and reliability. This reputation can’t be built overnight and is developed by years of manufacturing high-quality bearings partnered by years of experience honed through market intelligence.

At Mineral Circles Bearings, our exclusive range of bearing manufacturers includes notable brands like NTN, SKF, MBS, SNR, NSK, MCB, and many others. 

Each manufacturer that we work closely with has an undeniable history of quality and reliability and are considered to be global leaders in the aftermarket industry. SKF, for example, is the biggest and world-renowned knowledge engineering partner. On the other hand, NTN SNR is recognized as a world leader in providing technical training and services for bearings, cv joints, and related parts! Our strong business partnership with our global brands makes us different in terms of services, range, and quality. 

What’s more, our close partnership with each of the bearing manufacturers we carry allows us to provide bearing components at significantly cost-effective prices and with trusted technical consultation services.

3. Excellent Quality

One of the most-cited hallmarks of a reputable bearing supplier is product quality. A supplier that stocks inferior or counterfeit products puts the safety of its customers at risk. 

A counterfeit automotive bearing is more prone to failure. This can result in a dangerous driving situation, putting the driver and others in proximity in harm’s way.

Here at MCB, we understand that quality is a  priority.

As a bearing supplier and distributor with more than 30 years of experience in the market, we only work with manufacturers who produce their components in accordance with international quality standards.

We seek out partnerships with manufacturers who display a commitment to excellence in facets like research and innovation and manufacture products that are widely acclaimed for their excellent performance and reliability.

4. Competitive Pricing

Quality is not the only hallmark to consider when sourcing a bearing supplier. The right supplier for your needs will not only offer quality products at reasonable prices, but they’ll also work with you to provide suitable payment terms that work with your budget.

To ensure you’re getting the high quality bearing components at the best price, check the prevailing market price for your required component. This research will help ensure you don’t get scammed out of your money when sourcing the bearings you need.

5. Proven Experience

When working with suppliers, experience and fundamental knowledge count. A bearing supplier with a proven track record of sourcing OE-quality bearings and bearing components will provide you with the assurance that you will only receive the best quality bearings at cost-effective prices.

An experienced supplier will have the expertise you need to source the right bearing components according to your requirements. Their years of experience allow them to quickly and effectively handle your requests and resolve any inquiries you have within the stipulated time with guaranteed technical accuracy.

To help you vet a prospective supplier’s track record, request references from their previous clients or do your research about their reputation online.

6. Ease of Communication

A good bearing supplier understands that customer service is a critical part of building a strong reputation. A reputable supplier will be friendly, approachable, and responsive with their replies to your questions and are capable of offering after-sales services to its customers.

They’ll have a strong communication strategy in place to effectively deal with anything from prospective customer inquiries to complaints or returns. They will also have an effective customer onboarding process, working closely with you to assist you through every step of the bearing selection process. What can be a bonus point is the technical know-how of the frontliners which allows them to cross-sell a product similar to the customer’s given requirement.

7. Convenient Location

All of the qualities above will mean very little if you are unable to quickly and effectively obtain the bearing products you’ve purchased. Location is also a key factor in determining whether a bearing supplier is a right partner for your business as this affects logistic efficiency and customer demand’s urgency. 

Your potential bearing supplier should have a good reputation in offering fast and reliable deliveries to any destination worldwide.

Our warehouse in Dubai is conveniently located to service any geographic distance with our efficient logistic services for both local and international shipments. With efficient logistic services in place, we can quickly access the parts you need from our warehouse and ship them to your destination by land, sea or air.

Final Thoughts

The qualities listed above will help you start your search for the right bearings supplier that works with your requirements. To confirm you’ve made the right choice, consult your industry’s network. Their first-hand experience in dealing with supplier relations will be valuable in helping you make your decision.

As Dubai’s leading bearing supplier, our years of proven market intelligence and competitive market offers made us a trusted partner for both local and international business scale. We carry an extensive range of products from bearings to various lubricants and tools for servicing and maintenance.

Our reliable and trustworthy procurement management system makes ordering with us much easier and convenient as one of our corporate values is strictly hinged on providing the easiest mode of doing business with. With our established relationships with manufacturers like NTN, ILJIN, SNR, SKF and our very own economical flagship brand MCB, we’re able to successfully lower the cost of our product range, providing you with competitive prices, but with premium quality and services. 

Ready to experience the MCB advantage? Get in touch with our technical experts today to get started!