Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Clayton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Always great work and great customer service.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely use him again!

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Manuel is one of the few people I have met that is not only prompt, courteous and trustworthy but he has an immense depth of knowledge in what he is doing when it come to all aspects of a vehicle. I would highly recommend Manuel to any one looking for a top notch ASE certified mechanic. God Bless you Manuel.

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
First time experience using your mechanic.com I was highly impressed with Joseph. was very knowledgeable, friendly and timely. was a great experience and highly recommend him

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Great experience. Very happy with service.

Ronald

27 years of experience
7 reviews
Ronald
27 years of experience
Ronald was amazing. He is very friendly and professional. Took care of the job. He went extra mile in getting the job done.

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
I appreciated that James did a pre and post-appointment drive of my vehicle to assure his replacement job was satisfactory.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Super fast

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 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.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John is a true professional, dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly and skilled mechanic.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 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.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Clayton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mazda B3000 $98 $18.35 $79.99 21% $125.85
2013 GMC Savana 3500 $131 $27.51 $103.98 21% $167.26
2009 Volkswagen GTI $351 $247.21 $103.98 9% $386.96
2015 BMW 640i $271 $142.89 $127.98 13% $314.89
2014 Mini Cooper Countryman $537 $432.83 $103.98 6% $572.58
2012 Ford Mustang $249 $169.32 $79.99 9% $276.82

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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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