Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Mechanicsville.

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$94.60 - $550.03

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

981

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Tung

15 years of experience
308 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Replaced my drivers side wheel bearing in 30mins
great mechanic and great customer service would recommend to any one to ask for him!!

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
He needed to get some tools that he did not have to get the job done and came through and finished.

Tyrone

10 years of experience
423 reviews
Tyrone
10 years of experience
Tyrone replaced our old wheel bearings and did a great job. He clearly knows his stuff! Very friendly and competent.

Mauricio

39 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
39 years of experience
Mauricio was very resourceful, knowledgeable and creative to tackle the extremely complex brake and wheel bearing problem with my car. He definitively succeeded fixing my car beyond my expectations. Good job!! nice and friendly person.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred is like that one and only barber that you trust to cut your hair right. That's how I feel about my vehicle.

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience

John

19 years of experience
463 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. :)

Gershon

11 years of experience
7 reviews
Gershon
11 years of experience
Gershon was great!!! Knew his business, fixed my 2010 Dodge Ram truck effeciently...nice personable man!!! Would definitely want him to fix my truck in the future. Great guy!!!!

Richard

10 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Showed up on time and gave me updates to what he was doing and why it was needed.

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Excellent. Will only use him going forward.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Mechanicsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford Ranger $149 $20.86 $127.98 22% $192.86
2005 Mitsubishi Montero $277 $173.24 $103.98 11% $312.99
2010 Nissan Altima $233 $136.86 $95.98 12% $265.86
2014 BMW 535i $269 $141.21 $127.98 14% $313.21
2008 Infiniti FX45 $269 $149.16 $119.98 13% $310.41
2006 BMW M3 $317 $220.76 $95.98 9% $349.76

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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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