Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Dolton.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard always on time and follows through with his word!!! My 03 Saturn is running great with new wheel bearing, finished job in 45 mins?!!!! WOW, cannot beat that anywhere in Las Vegas.
Second time Richard did an amazing job on my car. Front passenger wheel bearing replaced and car runs better than ever. Thanks!

Tien

21 years of experience
888 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
My mechanic Tien Phan was on time and very perfessional. He answer every question I had and was very knowledgeable . He put me at ease because I never used Yourmechanic before and was a little neverous about how it work. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Great and knowledgeable mechanic. Answered my questions and explained everything throughly. Also, arrived early and was fast—thank you Tien!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Thanks so much. One of the best mechanics I have ever dealt with.
On time and very professional...

David

8 years of experience
168 reviews
David
8 years of experience
He went above and beyond to get the job done.
David was great professional courteous and very efficient.

Scott

20 years of experience
45 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Right on time and honest. Thanks Scott.

Jason

22 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
He was on time, had every tool and part that he needed and was fast and efficient with repairs. I have recommended him to several people that I know and hope that they use his service.

Artem

10 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
10 years of experience
Very impressed with Artems work. someone you can trust and rely on went above and beyond the wheel bearings he replaced for my 2000 jaguar. finished on time and showed me the old bearings. And he diagnosed the check engine light for free with the computer. And told me why was it on. I will highly recommend him to a friend or relative. Look forward to continue doing buisness with you to work on my 2000 jaguar s type 3.0

Joseph

13 years of experience
47 reviews
Joseph
13 years of experience
Very helpful when trying to figure out what the cause of the problem might have been and even helped check for similar problems in my other wheel bearing.

Edgar

8 years of experience
56 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
he was very efficient and on time. Great experience

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
He changed the wheel bearings, but now there is a louder knocking noise in the right front wheel than before. There is another guy coming out Monday to find out what is wrong !!!!!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Dolton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford F-150 $158 $54.03 $103.98 18% $193.78
2015 Buick Regal $306 $226.15 $79.99 8% $333.65
2014 Hyundai Sonata $219 $115.29 $103.98 14% $255.04
2012 BMW X6 $283 $163.03 $119.98 12% $324.28
2010 BMW Z4 $252 $163.80 $87.98 10% $282.05
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $347 $267.07 $79.99 7% $374.57

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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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