How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?

Most people take for granted all of the systems that have to work together in order for their car to run. Making a car mobile is a lot harder than most people think. The power that the engine produces gets converted in the transmission and then helps to put this power to the wheels of the car. The axle shafts on a car will go through the hub assemblies on a car and turn them. In order for the axle shafts to stay in place, they will need a wheel bearing to go around them. Each time that a car is put in drive or reverse, the wheel bearings will have to go to work.

The wheel bearings on a car will last anywhere from 75,000 to 150,000 miles. There are various types of bearings that can go on the wheels of a car. Some of the bearings are unsealed and can be taken out, cleaned and repacked in grease. If the bearing on a car is sealed, then you will not be able to add grease to it. The last thing that a car owner needs to do is to run their bearings without the proper amount of grease due to the damage that it can cause.

Due to the importance that the wheel bearings play in the overall functionality of a car, it is important to have them repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. The best way to ensure that this work is done in a timely manner without mistakes is by finding the right professionals. The professionals will be able to get the damaged bearings off of the car and the news ones on in no time at all.

The following are some of the things that you may notice when it is time to get your wheel bearings replaced:

  • A grinding or squealing sound when the car is in motion
  • The steering wheel shakes while driving
  • It is hard for the wheel to go in motion

By noticing these signs and acting quickly, you will be able to limit the amount of repairs that have to be done. Have a certified mechanic replace the bad wheel bearing to eliminate any further problems with your vehicle.


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John

27 years of experience
881 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Subaru XV Crosstrek H4-2.0L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Pearland, Texas
Great professional and friendly service. I was a little skeptic about getting service from an online page and John have change my vision of it. Definetly I will use his services again. I was trying to find a good shop or mechanic for a long time and I just found a great mechanic.
Chevrolet Impala - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Texas City, Texas
He’s nice and showed up early, fixed my ear ache of a wheel bearing problem and made suggestions on what else needs to be fixed- which can be done at a later time. I will definitely utilize him again later!

Bryant

12 years of experience
540 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Ford Fusion L4-2.0L Hybrid - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryant was great, he knew what was wrong, and he fixed it. There was nothing I have to complain about him.What I do have a complaint about is, the fact I set on the phone for over two hours, trying to talk to someone, I was put on hold, and the man never came back to pick it up the phone and talk to me.I was charged 29.95 for not being home, because I had a doctor appointment. I called and told the person who answered the phone, that there were two accounts and was told they would be merged, and they weren’t. So there was a double booking. I was told that it would not be Michael it would be Bryant, but Michael came out on WEDNESDAY, and I was here, Also the wheel bearing was changed on the left front side, and it did not need to be.Only thing was wrong on that side was a wire was broken in the housing.It was fixed and the car was okay. So the 419. Dollars I was charged , should not have been that much, if the first Mechantic had checked the housing first.So I am not very happy with all this.Bryant is the best.
Mercury Milan - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Noblesville, Indiana
Great guy. Car gave him a lot of problems doing the wok. Not his fault, parts were really corroded and took an extraordinary effort to get them off. He never gave up on it. I would have. You can't go wrong with Bryant.

Dan

39 years of experience
908 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Honda Accord L4-2.4L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Norcross, Georgia
DAN WAS A VERY NICE AND STRAIGHT TO THE POINT MECHANIC. THE APPOINTMENT SAID IT WOULD TAKE 1 HOUR TO COMPLETE, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS QUICK. DAN MANAGE TO GET MY WHEEL BEARING REPLACED ON MY REAR DRIVER'S SIDE IN LESS THAN A HOUR. HE THEN INFORMED ME THAT I HAD A WARRANTY (WHICH I DIDN'T KNOW, THANK YOU FOR THAT DAN!) AND THAT I SHOULD FILE A CLAIM BECAUSE THE SPEED BUMPS IN MY APARTMENT COMPLEX MAY BE THE CAUSE THAT MY WHEEL BEARING WAS LOOSE AND WORN OUT. DAN GAVE ME A GREAT EXPERIENCE WHICH IS FUNNY CONSIDERING HE JUST FIXED MY WHEEL. GIVE HIM A RAISE!!!
Chrysler Town & Country - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Flowery Branch, Georgia
What to say. Dan went above and beyond the call of duty. It was a hard and kept me informed throughout the whole process. Totally recommend and will be using him again!

Eliud

23 years of experience
157 reviews
Eliud
23 years of experience
Kia Rondo L4-2.4L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Excellent. Scheduled on a Saturday afternoon. Came on Sunday morning, on time. Quick and professional.

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