Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Garnet Valley.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is an excellent mechanic who knows his job pretty well. He is very punctual and communicates promptly if there is any delay. What i really like in him is his friendly nature when dealing with customers and in answering all the questions with out getting pissed off. I have seen mechanics who doesnt like to answer all the questions. He has taken care of my car really well and will not leave the place till you are completely satisfied with the work. Good job Robert .
Robert was very professional and worked quickly. He went above and beyond by acquiring a mechanical part on my car for almost half the price of what the dealership charged for the same part. He is very skilled at what he does, and I would highly recommend him.

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Experience was fantastic and informed me about more information of your mechanic and be able to tell my father about Alex.

Dan

37 years of experience
716 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He was professional and knowledgeable as well as friendly. He fixed everything quickly. I got the parts myself and he knew what he is doing. I will highly recommend choosing him for your car repari.

David

8 years of experience
168 reviews
David
8 years of experience
David was great professional courteous and very efficient.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very professional and helpful. I was very impressed with his skill and they efficiency of the repair.

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is very knowledgeable and has given excellent recommendation regarding the nuances of my Mercedes car. His opinions are very valuable and I would recommend him highly compared to the dealers who charge a bomb for the same job.

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
As always, we received the service we ordered and expectations met. That is why we always select Joel for any of our automotive work. Thanks!

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Great mechanic who knows his stuff. Very knowledgeable, personable, professional, and customer friendly.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic and Brikk made this experience a good one. He was very knowledgeable of the issue and what needed to be done. A hard worker that cared about what was best for me and my vehicle. I would definitely request Brikk again for any future fixes to my car.

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason saved me money because the car shop I went to diagnosed the wrong thing! He is very honest and knowledgeable, and I can describe a sound and he pretty much knows what it is before looking. Jason is my preferred mechanic now!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Garnet Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Caliber $231 $150.68 $79.99 10% $258.18
2015 Ford Transit Connect $252 $123.98 $127.98 14% $295.98
2014 Ram 1500 $447 $343.18 $103.98 7% $482.93
2014 Infiniti Q70 $274 $178.38 $95.98 10% $307.38
2015 Land Rover Range Rover $284 $179.66 $103.98 11% $319.41
2009 Ford Mustang $145 $25.21 $119.98 22% $186.46

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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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