Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in La Center.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

936

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Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Alexs was on time and he explained to me what was to be done. he also recommend me to get an alignment,which I needed.The repairs he did made my car run great!! I WILL ASK FOR ALEXS AGAIN.
We have used Alex before and will continue to do so. We found out that the car repair center completely misdiagnosed my daughter's car problem. Alex diagnosed what was really wrong and fixed it right away. Alex's ONLY challenge is having to wade through Dallas' unpredictable traffic to make an appointment on time. However, having someone actually come to our house has made it incredibly easy for me to get multiple things done at a time and not worry about getting a car to and from a service center!!

Rigoberto

10 years of experience
724 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
Rigoberto, arrived promptly and early which was great. I mentioned that I noticed a leak he gave me the verdict and explained why.
Very efficient and explained everything in detail to me

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience
Dave arrived on time and fixed my wheel bearing without any hassle! He is more than professional and pleasant. So patient when it came to explaining what was wrong with my car. 5 stars acroos board!
I am very happy with my experience with your company. The mechanic, Dave, arrived on time and even called saying he was on his way! I was most impressed with your company and will be using your services again in the future. So convenient for the mobile service! Thank you very much! Carlos Story

James

29 years of experience
604 reviews
James
29 years of experience
It was like hanging out with a good friend. He recommend new projects for the car. He fixed the car in a timely manner. I have nothing but praise. I will be happy to have James as a mechanic.

Chet

40 years of experience
444 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Chet's the man! Great work, great guy!

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Great!

Cameron

13 years of experience
95 reviews
Cameron
13 years of experience
Cool and friendly guy. Replaced my front wheel hub with no issues. Explained some things during the repair process.Took the time to answer any questions I had concerning the car and future repairs. Will be using him again.

Thomas

6 years of experience
13 reviews
Thomas
6 years of experience
On time, great job, thorough, friendly, excellent price.

John

19 years of experience
437 reviews
John
19 years of experience
He is my mechanic, I don't need any other he had me back on the road fast and does a real good job. :)

Robert

30 years of experience
572 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
He went above and beyond my expectations. He performed the job very well, fixing what I was unable to fix myself. I would defiantly recommend him to my friends and family and will defiantly have him work on my car again in the future.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in La Center?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $375 $247.21 $127.98 10% $419.21
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $288 $184.18 $103.98 11% $323.93
2014 Ford Explorer $398 $293.64 $103.98 8% $433.39
2011 Acura ZDX $246 $166.48 $79.99 10% $273.98
2016 BMW X5 $283 $163.03 $119.98 12% $324.28
2006 Jaguar XJ8 $227 $98.94 $127.98 16% $270.94

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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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