Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Decatur.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

919

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Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and respectful and I would recommend him to family and friends.
Arrived on time. Completed work quickly. Very professional and competent. Will use again.

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent mechanical knowledge
Chris was delivered wrong parts even after my clear description of parts needed while requesting quote. Chris went ahead and made all efforts to fix my car. As of now after repairs I feel my car is better than before. He kept me updated always about anything I need to know. Just awesome. I really appreciate all your efforts. He is really an asset to the YourMechanic community.

Abdul

9 years of experience
408 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on time (actually a little early). He quickly understood what I was already able to perform on my wheel bearing replacement and what I wasn't able to complete. Within a very short time frame, he replaced the wheel bearing, put the car back together, cleaned up after himself and let me test drive it. Car is running fantastically again. All for much MUCH less than the dealership or a local garage. THANK YOU ABDUL!!

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
I'm very impressed

Omari

22 years of experience
24 reviews
Omari
22 years of experience
Little background on myself: I'm a 20-something female who drives high milage Nissans. Your Mechanic told me the mechanic that they had scheduled could not make it, so Omari to the rescue...which means that he had about 4 hours notice before the appointment. I usually have to weed out mechanics who think that I don't know what I'm talking about when my car acts up. Omari didn't give me any hassle whatsoever when I handed him a part that I bought, didn't try to convince me that it wouldn't work. Some mechanics tell and don't show when explaining problems to women. Omari is good in that he went over the problems like most mechanics will if they are talking it over with a guy...he will do some showing, some explaining, and some answer-that-annoying-question-ing. After fixing the problem, he stuck around for me to do a test drive and to help me wait for the Your Mechanic resolution center (alas, they are a bit slower than he is). I would definately ask for him again :)

Alfred

11 years of experience
333 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Not only did Alfred show up on time... but he was done with everything within an hour. I am looking forward to using his services again.

Chris

13 years of experience
107 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was great! I hope I can request him for future repairs

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David is so friendly and helpful! He really went out of his way to repair my car quickly.

Alika

13 years of experience
14 reviews
Alika
13 years of experience
Alika was awesome! He was so professional, knowledgeable, and extremely nice. My car had a difficult problem, and he put in extra time and effort that he didn't have to trying to make the repair in one visit. Another mechanic may have given up and come back a different day, but Alika stayed until the job was done to full satisfaction. He went through everything that was going on in my car, and made sure that the problem he came to work on was totally resolved before leaving. Super nice mechanic. I'd recommend him to anyone!

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
Fast and friendly


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Decatur?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Five Hundred $221 $141.29 $79.99 11% $248.79
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $166 $85.82 $79.99 14% $193.32
2006 Buick LaCrosse $266 $185.72 $79.99 9% $293.22
2010 Cadillac CTS $724 $644.08 $79.99 3% $751.58
2010 BMW 135i $252 $163.80 $87.98 10% $282.05
2007 Jaguar S-Type $262 $182.16 $79.99 9% $289.66

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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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