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

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$95.02 - $548.15

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Christian

34 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
34 years of experience
Christian was right on time. Extremely nice and got the job done within the time frame I was told. Could not be happier and will be using again. Car is running great after my wheel bearing had to be replaced. Price was great!

Trinidad

17 years of experience
8 reviews
Trinidad
17 years of experience
Very professional

Edmundas

16 years of experience
30 reviews
Edmundas
16 years of experience
As requested

Thomas

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
10 years of experience
Thomas is very kind and professional.

Hani

19 years of experience
80 reviews
Hani
19 years of experience
He was really amazing. Hani works very efficiently and is very, very good at what he does

David

9 years of experience
192 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David was on time and completed the work ahead of schedule. He also suggested any other problems that needed to be fixed

Travis

12 years of experience
345 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
He's great! Professional, timely and friendly.

Jerry

7 years of experience
133 reviews
Jerry
7 years of experience
Always on time. Does a great job. I highly recommend him.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon arrived early and was all done in less than an hour. He even saved me money on the price on the parts needed for the repair. I appreciate his suggestions and professionalism.

Danny

19 years of experience
32 reviews
Danny
19 years of experience
Danny has come to my house 4 times now and is always prompt and professional.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in North Highlands?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Highlander $342 $262.30 $79.99 7% $369.80
2014 Hyundai Tucson $227 $114.59 $111.98 14% $265.09
2008 Dodge Charger $255 $175.42 $79.99 9% $282.92
2014 Cadillac ELR $142 $62.47 $79.99 16% $169.97
2009 Cadillac CTS $377 $296.98 $79.99 6% $404.48
2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $454 $325.72 $127.98 8% $497.72

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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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