Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Elkins Park.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Awesome. Was on time did a great job and had no issues and made sure I was taken care and got done fast. Definitely recommend
Mr. Conner made my day. Helpful, friendly, professional and the list would go on if I would have enough space on here. He had my car up and running again in no time, answered every question I had and more. If I could give him 10 stars I would. He restored my faith in Mechanics again after being let down by local automotive shops. Thank you YourMechanic and A BIG Thank you to Mr. Conner. I will not take my car anywhere else and I will tell all my friends and family about the great experience I had.

Chris

13 years of experience
103 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Great Mechanic Thank you!!

dre

14 years of experience
18 reviews
dre
14 years of experience

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was very professional. He did call that he was running late. He answered all my questions regarding my call. I needed new brakes and had a problem with a "banging" sound the car was making during a turn. Even though he did not completely fix the banging problem with my car, (even though it was the issue was with Subaru), he was very thorough in explaining the reasoning behind the diagnosis he gave. David said that he would arrange a time to meet again to fix the problem. There was no pressure to fix this problem right away. I would recommend using David.

Dallas

27 years of experience
84 reviews
Dallas
27 years of experience
He did an amazing job. The wheel bearing was fixed in a timely fashion. He seemed knowledgeable, personable and he explained things to me about my truck that I was not aware of. I would recommend him to anyone.

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Replaced my wheel bearing hub quickly. Even called ahead and asked if earlier would be ok which was appreciated.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Nazareth

25 years of experience
83 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Showed up on time, super knowledgeable and took the time to explain the literal nuts and bolts behind my trucks rumbling and knocking noises. Will definitely be seeking him out for my next repair job

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Excellent service! Fast, professional, friendly, convenient, and very affordable!! All these things are much appreciated by a single Mom who can't afford time off from work or the inconvenience of a car in the shop!!!! David was great!! I will hire him again for other recommended repairs in the future!!!!

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Great person! Very helpful and informative on the vehicle and it’s condition.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Elkins Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Soul $257 $177.05 $79.99 9% $284.55
2004 Mazda Miata $162 $58.52 $103.98 18% $198.27
2005 Chrysler 300 $241 $160.54 $79.99 10% $268.04
2015 BMW 528i $272 $143.82 $127.98 13% $315.82
2015 Cadillac Escalade $512 $424.17 $87.98 5% $542.42
2010 Jaguar XF $302 $182.16 $119.98 12% $343.41

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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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