Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in North Chicago.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

877

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Jamahl

Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Jamahl is a great mechanic. He quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it in a timely manner. Jamahl showed up early for the job and was knowledgeable about what needed to be fixed. I will be calling him back for future repairs. Thanks.
very professional
Jason

Jason

14 years of experience
427 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Jason was able to fix what was required and went beyond.
Very thorough and very nice
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
283 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
He needed to get some tools that he did not have to get the job done and came through and finished.
Islam was early for our appt.The job was more difficult than I anticipated due to rust and the fact that the bearing was really stuck, but Islam had the tools and the know how to get the job done. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions.He was friendly polite and just a pleasure to work with. I would definitely call on him again for my auto repairs. Thank again Islam ...Great Job!!!
Robert

Robert

24 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
24 years of experience
Outstanding performance, was punctual and very knowledgeable about the work he was performing. After he finished he wrote me a quote for the other work that needed to be performed. Will use services again, prices are fair, service was professional and convenience was at premium.
Peter

Peter

33 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
33 years of experience
Peter was amazing. He showed up early which made it easier for me because I had a reservation later that day I had to attend. He promptly fixed my wheel bearing and then test drove my car. Highly recommend and will he contacting him when my other bearing goes out.
Attila

Attila

16 years of experience
174 reviews
Attila
16 years of experience
Attila was very courteous and professional , he explained what he did and made sure that he completes everything same day, he communicated well so owner knows the timeline.
Leonard

Leonard

8 years of experience
7 reviews
Leonard
8 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and works very quick and does everything to perfection!
Jerome

Jerome

21 years of experience
246 reviews
Jerome
21 years of experience
Was very late
Jose

Jose

6 years of experience
7 reviews
Jose
6 years of experience
Jose was prompt and ready to work. He was easy to communicate with and listened to what I had to say and my concerns. Jose completed my job in a timely manner and truly wanted to know if I need anything else or any explanations. I will use Jose again
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
He was on time and did a great job fixing my Ford.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in North Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo S40 $384 $303.60 $79.99 6% $411.10
2006 Mercury Monterey $366 $286.18 $79.99 6% $393.68
2007 Dodge Magnum $241 $160.54 $79.99 10% $268.04
2014 BMW 650i $271 $142.89 $127.98 13% $314.89
2014 Land Rover LR4 $221 $117.26 $103.98 13% $257.01
2014 BMW M6 $486 $358.06 $127.98 8% $530.06

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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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