Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Bronx.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet's the man! Great work, great guy!
Chet was very professional. He replaced the wheel bearing on my car within 40 mins. I would definitely request him again for any of my car mechanic needs.

Dan

37 years of experience
715 reviews
Dan
37 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

Scott

34 years of experience
574 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott provided great customer service and dis a great job given we only have less than a day to test but sure believe he dis great.
He was punctual and friendly. He kept me up to date on the work being done and did a great job. I would definitely book him again

David

8 years of experience
168 reviews
David
8 years of experience
He went above and beyond to get the job done.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
very profesional guy exellent person I appreciate the quick, good service & the reasonable price. I’m never disappointed.I appreciate all the hard work that he did for me in repairing my car. Patric did a wonderful job, I felt like he went above and beyond to get the job done right and in a timely manner.\r

Theodore

14 years of experience
1054 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Replace both front wheel bearing hubs on 9-5 Saab. Very competent and professional. Excellent job.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
695 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Very efficient and explained everything in detail to me

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Great guy and even better service. He had to wrestle around with some parts, I have an older vehicle. I'll definitely be booking him again. Thanks Mike.

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
professional mechanic nice job thank you my mechanic

Julio

25 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
25 years of experience


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Bronx?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda Accord $258 $130.27 $127.98 14% $302.27
2006 Chevrolet HHR $221 $141.13 $79.99 11% $248.63
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe $322 $209.82 $111.98 10% $360.32
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 $272 $143.82 $127.98 13% $315.82
2006 Cadillac CTS $315 $226.80 $87.98 8% $345.05
2013 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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