Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Martinez.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Personable encounter, I will definitely recommend him again, very knowledgeable and straight arrow. I will be recommending him to my friends and family. Grade = A
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!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
I am impressed with Joshua. He is very knowledgable about my 2008 Honda. I will use yourMechanic from now on!!! Thanks for a great experience !!
Josh is the absolute best mechanic I've ever had the pleasure of having work on my car. I trust him implicitly. If he says something needs to be done, it does. He just completed a two day overhaul of my car. It feels and drives like it's brand new. What a really nice man and an incredible mechanic. I hope he NEVER retires!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
the experience was awesome.

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
I was skeptical, like many people will be when it comes to using Your Mechanic, but I am glad I chose to use their business. I mean come on, a mechanic that comes out to you and fixes your car while you do whatever it is you want. It sounds too good to be true doesn't it. That's what I thought at first too. I am very satisfied with the service I received from Manuel. He arrived 15 minutes early, and proceeded to go over the services I requested for my car. He also asked me if there was any other concerns or problems with my car that I wanted him to look at. I told him about the problem I have been having with my hood latch, and he said he would take a look at it free of charge since it only needed to be adjusted. Manuel kept me up to date with the status of my car, and he even informed me that one of my wheels were missing the spindle nut (part of the wheel bearing assembly), and he went out of his way to find the part at the local junk yard! I didn't have to pay him anything either. Once my car was complete, he gave me a summary of what he did, the overall cost, and followed through with his recommendations. For those of you that are skeptical of using this service, go out on a limb and give them a try and you won't be disappointed. The people that wrote negative reviews are biased. How can you say a company or service is below average when they have only been to Your Mechanic one time? It is unfair to bash the company when one doesn't even have an accurate baseline on how the company operates. It's understandable that everyone has an "off" day and may not provide the best service possible, but keep in mind these mechanics come to you to work on your car. If one does not like this company, go to the dealership and pay more money. It's ultimately your choice. One last thing, if you're unsure of the service or have questions, just call the company and talk to them. They are people too and will do what they can to leave a lasting impression on you.

Dan

33 years of experience
17 reviews
Dan
33 years of experience
Dan is simply awesome!!! He is as courteous as they come, a true gentleman. Does this man know about cars?? I am a bit of a geek so I stuck around while he took apart my car to get to the wheel bearing and I kept pestering him with questions. You can tell that he has a passion for mechanics and cars and he can write a textbook on it. His knowledge is immense and it shows in the great service he provides. He was much more thorough than I would expect someone to be and I can guarantee that his own expectations for his job will be higher than yours lol. He is amazing and I will be sure to request him on any further service work. This was my first experience with this website and Dan's service will make me a lifelong customer.

David

6 years of experience
36 reviews
David
6 years of experience
Was prompt and provided excellent service quickly.

Gregory

29 years of experience
233 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Greg showed up a bit earlier and completed the job in time. Very pleasant to talk to. Provided pictures of new wheel bearing before putting the wheel back on which i was able to see. I would love to have him work on my car again if needed in the future.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Showed up on time. He was polite. He made the repair very quickly and the new part works fine.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Kelly has arrived 5-10min early. He showed he knows the problem and solution after the first inspection. I chose the site by believing their price to be competitive. I was told the price i paid is $150 lower than the garage. Kelly did spend the whole morning from 8:30-12:30 for two rear bearing, front and rear brake pads and shoes replacement.

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Martinez?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saab 9-3 $309 $228.70 $79.99 8% $336.20
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt $249 $169.08 $79.99 9% $276.58
2015 Lamborghini Huracan $382 $277.89 $103.98 8% $417.64
2007 Cadillac CTS $354 $258.04 $95.98 8% $387.04
2006 Cadillac CTS $245 $157.45 $87.98 10% $275.70
2015 Porsche Panamera $343 $215.23 $127.98 11% $387.23

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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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