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How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Federal Way?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Federal Way. Our mechanics in Federal Way are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Federal Way.

Wheel Bearings Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Impala$321$216.98$104.484%$335.23
2010 GMC Acadia$404$299.98$104.483%$418.23
2014 Ford Taurus$460$307.78$151.984%$479.78
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 3$423$271.48$151.984%$443.48
2009 Cadillac CTS$420$296.98$123.483%$436.73

Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

What are wheel bearings and how do they work?

A wheel bearing assembly consists of rolling elements, such as hardened steel ball bearings or roller bearings, that roll on and around hardened steel bearing races. The wheel bearings support the front and rear axle, and all the weight of your car. Wheel bearings are made with a high-precision technique using extremely hard steel in order to withstand all the normal impacts that occur to the wheel and tire assembly as you drive along the road.

When to replace wheel bearings?

  • Growling or grinding noise from a wheel. Failed or failing wheel bearings make a very characteristic growling noise which will grow louder as the bearing wear progresses. If you believe the wheel bearing noise is coming from one side of the car, you can self-diagnosis your wheel bearing as you drive the car by loading and unloading vehicle weight You can do this by “swerving” from side-to-side. For example, if the noise markedly increases when you swerve to left, which shifts the vehicle’s weight to the right, then it often indicates the wheel bearing on the right is failing.

  • Axial or radial play in the wheel or wheel hub. Should the wheel hub move up and down or in and out, the bearing may be worn.

  • Vibration in the steering wheel or vehicle body and/or wandering. Vibration and lack of directional stability could be consequences of loose or worn out wheel bearings.

  • Tire and wheel assembly does not turn smoothly. With the wheel jacked up, and the car not in gear, the wheel should rotate smoothly. Rough or inconsistent movement, which is often accompanied by noise, can signify damaged bearings. Be sure the brakes are not dragging as you perform this check.

How do mechanics replace wheel bearings?

The complexity of wheel bearing replacement varies greatly depending on the vehicle make, model, year, the wheel position (front versus rear), and the drive type (AWD versus FWD):

  • On vehicles with unitized wheel bearing/hub assemblies, the brake rotor and caliper are removed.
  • The large axle nut is removed, the axle is pushed back through the center of the unitized hub assembly, and three (or more) bolts holding the hub assembly to the steering knuckle are removed.
  • The hub assembly is then removed from the knuckle. On installation of the new hub assembly to the knuckle, the bolts are torqued to the factory specification. In many cases, it is required to discard the old axle nut and replace with a new one. Special attention must be given to tightening the axle nut to the exact factory specification because over or under-tightening can damage the newly installed bearing. All YourMechanic professionals use calibrated torque wrenches on these critical fasteners.
  • Finally, the brake rotor and brake caliper are re-attached, the wheel installed and the car is road tested.
  • On vehicles where the wheel bearing is pressed into a cavity within the steering knuckle, the steering knuckle must be removed from the vehicle in order to press out the old bearing and press in the new bearing.
  • On some vehicles, the wheel bearing is pressed onto an axle shaft and thus the axle must be extracted from the axle carrier. This will apply to certain trucks.

Is it safe to drive with a wheel bearing problem?

No. Wheel bearing failure is usually gradual, although in some cases it starts immediately after the dramatic impact of the wheel and tire assembly with a deep pothole. Wheel bearings can sometimes make noise for quite some time before you experience a catastrophic failure that would result in complete separation of the wheel and tire assembly from the axle. Generally, the risk of sudden failure increases with the noise level. But strictly speaking, once the bearing has started to fail it is impossible to predict exactly when it will fail completely. So it should not continue to be driven. Were a failing bearing to seize or break while you are moving, you could experience loss of control of the vehicle. Once you receive a conclusive diagnostic that a wheel bearing has failed, replace the bearing promptly.

When replacing wheel bearings, keep in mind:

  • If the car has a substantial number of miles on the failed bearing (100,000 miles or more), it is a good idea to replace both bearings (driver and passenger) on the axle at the same time.
  • Wheel bearing noise can be confused with tire noise from defective tires. In difficult cases, a mechanic will apply remote wireless microphones at all 4 wheel positions, and then drive the car while listening to a remote receiver, switching between wheel positions to pinpoint the location of the failed bearing.

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Jay

37 years of experience
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Jay
37 years of experience
Very personable. On time. No. Actually early which was much appreciated.! Full of knowledge and willing to share it. Great mechanic.!
Jay was very professional and helpful to all the questions I asked. He completed the job on time.I would highly recommend him to all who need a good mechanic.

John

20 years of experience
558 reviews
John
20 years of experience
he is very professional
Really good. Much better than expected. Knowledgeable, showed up earlier, did the job correctly and even helped me with all my general questions about things not related to the job he was performing. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks John!

Frank

8 years of experience
130 reviews
Frank
8 years of experience
Awesome service, friendly, and knowledgeable. Would definitely book again 
My son was impressed with Franks kind behavior and his expectations of the vehicle!! way to go frank!!

Theodore

16 years of experience
1581 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
I cannot tell you enough. Theodore is the man. I will never use a shop as long as he can do the job.
Very professional.. will recommend.

Joseph

33 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
33 years of experience
Experience was awesome! Joseph was well spoken and very knowledgeable. Great work ethic!
Joseph was great! On time, quick, and very professional. Highly recommend!

Noe

36 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
36 years of experience
Noe arrived on time and was started the work immediately. He was able to complete the work well within the two hour time frame. I would have Noe work on my car again in the future.

Cameron

14 years of experience
95 reviews
Cameron
14 years of experience
Cool and friendly guy. Replaced my front wheel hub with no issues. Explained some things during the repair process.Took the time to answer any questions I had concerning the car and future repairs. Will be using him again.

Dan

39 years of experience
973 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Dan was great. He arrived exactly on time and finished up the work in a couple of hours while I worked at the office. He was extremely friendly and professional even when there was an issue with the office landlord. My car is driving great now and YourMechanic.com via Dan was able to do the work for literally hundreds less than what any shop had quoted me. Once you add in the fact that it all took place at my office building and I didn't have to take time off or out of my weekend to get it taken care of and you've got a real winner. I'll be making sure to check YouMechanic.com for quotes first

Joe

23 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
23 years of experience
Excellent. Will only use him going forward.

Larry

29 years of experience
13 reviews
Larry
29 years of experience
Very professional and informative

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