Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in District Heights.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Wheel Bearings Replacement.
Learn More

$95.02 - $545.86

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Wheel Bearings Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Wheel Bearings Replacement reviews in District Heights

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

Rating Summary
852
38
2
1
8
852
38
2
1
8

Scott

34 years of experience
585 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.

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
He was really amazing. Hani works very efficiently and is very, very good at what he does

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone replaced our old wheel bearings and did a great job. He clearly knows his stuff! Very friendly and competent.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I wasn't looking forward to taking all day at a shop and I happened across this website. Jeffrey was great! Very helpful and insightful into the suspected issue. Incredibly professional and courteous. I will certainly have him do work in the future.

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin is an amazing mechanic! Had to reschedule due to weather but he came by on the rescheduled appointment. He needed certain tools for my vehicle and never complained about having to stop to get them when needed. My wheel bearings were completely rusted and horrible. I thought my vehicle was going to kill me when driving. After he replaced both fronts, car was smooth and it even took care of a previous noise issue when going highway speeds. I feel safer now, if I ever need the back to be done or anything else on the car I'd prefer Justin to do. Thank you again Justin, my stress is gone and you truly are a rare honest and awesome person.

Tyrus

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Tyrus
21 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Arrived on time, very professional and finished in a great time

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodric was great! He is very knowledgeable and has great attention to detail. The job required my vehicle to actually be in a shop but My Mechanic faced adversity head on and now has me riding so smooth and quite. THANKS AGAIN Rodric! Your awesome!

Jerry

6 years of experience
117 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Always on time. Does a great job. I highly recommend him.

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Michael arrived about 15 minutes early, explained the process and then got to work on my repair. I appreciated the convenience of the service, the heads up (without pressure) of items that may need to be checked in the future, and the quality work that was done. I liked the 'no-surprise' aspect of this service and felt like I was not being taken advantage of.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in District Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Altima $414 $286.47 $127.98 9% $458.47
2010 Mazda Tribute $178 $74.49 $103.98 16% $214.24
2006 Honda Insight $214 $133.88 $79.99 11% $241.38
2010 Acura MDX $281 $200.59 $79.99 8% $308.09
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $463 $335.44 $127.98 8% $507.44
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $573 $468.73 $103.98 5% $608.48

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com