Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Brandywine.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brian

Brian

21 years of experience
68 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian was outstanding. Arrived early, professional & friendly demeanor. Competent, honest, purposeful. Best experience with an auto mechanic/service I can remember. He was super = A+.
Brian is a great guy. Easy to talk to, and clear as to which maintenance and services are needed. Brian did not try to sell me something I did not need.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Ben was great. He completed a repair that I had attempted, but which quickly got over my head. It was almost beautiful to watch. What took me half a day took him 10 minutes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Jonathan was knowledgeable, worked quickly, and was transparent through the whole process. Great mechanic.
Michael

Michael

22 years of experience
181 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
great work
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Islam was early for our appt.The job was more difficult than I anticipated due to rust and the fact that the bearing was really stuck, but Islam had the tools and the know how to get the job done. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions.He was friendly polite and just a pleasure to work with. I would definitely call on him again for my auto repairs. Thank again Islam ...Great Job!!!
Joseph

Joseph

21 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
21 years of experience
I'm very happy with the way everything worked. I plan to use Your Mechanic again!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
He is knowledgeble and will recommend exactly what you need.
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Fred is like that one and only barber that you trust to cut your hair right. That's how I feel about my vehicle.
Rigoberto

Rigoberto

8 years of experience
517 reviews
Rigoberto
8 years of experience
Work done in a timely manner and with honesty
David

David

23 years of experience
50 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Great experience


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Brandywine?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Honda Accord $154 $73.61 $79.99 15% $181.11
2013 Lotus Evora $317 $213.09 $103.98 10% $352.84
2005 Kia Rio $126 $22.23 $103.98 22% $161.98
2012 Audi A3 Quattro $375 $247.21 $127.98 10% $419.21
2005 Acura RL $292 $211.96 $79.99 8% $319.46
2008 Jaguar XJR $227 $98.84 $127.98 16% $270.84

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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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