Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Aptos.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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William

14 years of experience
12 reviews
William
14 years of experience
Was nice knowledgeable on time. Knew what was the problem fixed it in a rimely manner and it was nice to habe him come out to my house very convenient he was friendly and nice too!

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Was very courteous and professional. I would recommend him.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1142 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Great experience. Patrick was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything with extra detail. Look forward to hiring him again.

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Jason was courteous and communicated well. Jason was professional and got the job done in the time that was stated. He was tidy and neat. My garage looks as if he never was at my house on yesterday. I like the fact that pictures were provided to show the part that was replaced. Bottom line, the problem was fixed on my car and that issue is no more. Thanks, Jason.

Robert

26 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
26 years of experience
As usual, Robert was honest, informative and performed the maintenance expertly and efficiently. He's the best!

Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
On time (actually early) did needed repair. Satisfied and would use again. Thank you.

Richard

10 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard was on time and was very friendly. He completed the work I needed in a timely manner and I was extremely satisfied with his work.

Zac

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Zac
11 years of experience
Zac did a great job on my tahoe. Very experienced in car repairs.

Gregory

30 years of experience
285 reviews
Gregory
30 years of experience
Very helpful and knowledgeable! Thanks again

Dallas

28 years of experience
84 reviews
Dallas
28 years of experience
He did an amazing job. The wheel bearing was fixed in a timely fashion. He seemed knowledgeable, personable and he explained things to me about my truck that I was not aware of. I would recommend him to anyone.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Aptos?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Aptos. Our mechanics in Aptos 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 Aptos.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan Versa $159 $55.34 $103.98 18% $195.09
2016 Smart Fortwo $173 $69.12 $103.98 17% $208.87
2012 Ford E-250 $106 $18.07 $87.98 22% $136.32
2005 Lincoln Town Car $133 $29.50 $103.98 21% $169.25
2014 BMW 535d xDrive $239 $142.89 $95.98 12% $271.89
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $573 $468.73 $103.98 5% $608.48

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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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