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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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Alex

14 years of experience
435 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.
Alejandro was professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me, got the job done fast, and fixed the issue!

Bryant

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Always gets the job done and done correctly. I’ve been matched with him a few times and I’m always confident that he’ll get the problem taken care of. Very knowledgeable.
Gonna stick with Bryant from now on. He's brilliant. Ditching my old mechanic.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very helpful and professional. Outstanding work.
Outstanding job! fast and professional... I think my car is running better than when it was new!!

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John showed up even earlier than the appointment time, which is always a good thing. He was courteous, professional, and unlike a lot of younger "specialized" mechanics, has a vast knowledge of all automobiles--old and new. As a fellow old-schooler, I can appreciate his experience and expertise in handling situations, even when Murphy's Law--what can go wrong will go wrong--comes into play. I've known younger mechanics who, if something doesn't go "as the manual describes," can't use critical thinking skills to tackle a dilemma. Given that this work was performed in the field instead of a fully equipped repair shop and that the job was done with diligence and excellence, I'd trust his work more than any "millennial" who can only go by the book. Of course, there are certain limitations to what can be done on site. For this, I'd typically give an 8 of 10 likelihood to recommend him to a friend or colleague. But, if the job is within his scope of practice and the requisite tools are accessible, I'd definitely recommend him as a "10" for the appropriate repairs. I believe that yourmechanic.com would not send him (or any other mechanic) to a job for which he is not properly equipped, so that should never be an issue.

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.

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
Chad was very helpful in finding the source of my problem on the day of inspection Then I booked Chad for the service and he completed the service with diligence and care.

Don

16 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
16 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
On time and very professional...

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
One of the best!

Christopher

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
14 years of experience
Just Impressed. The whole process was professional and easy. I highly recommend and will use this service, and Chris, again.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Melbourne?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $395 $314.53 $79.99 6% $422.03
2015 Chrysler 300 $425 $344.88 $79.99 6% $452.38
2009 Jeep Commander $345 $249.05 $95.98 8% $378.05
2012 Infiniti M56 $277 $149.16 $127.98 13% $321.16
2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe $367 $279.48 $87.98 7% $397.73
2005 Jaguar S-Type $262 $182.16 $79.99 9% $289.66

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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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