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

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

934

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Matthew

32 years of experience
689 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Matthew was very knowledgeable and experienced. Did the job in a timely manner. I would recommend him!
As always Matt was awesome.

Chet

40 years of experience
444 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
I am so happy I stumbled upon this service. I had been to three different auto shops (one was the dealer) and they couldn't find what was making the loud roar in my frontend. I rotated my tires, bought new tires and still had the noise. It only took Chet Storch a few minutes to listen to determine it was my front wheel bearings. He replaced it and I have fallen back in love with my car. Thank you so much for such professionalism and experience Chet. I have passed cards around my work and keep telling friends about the Yourmechanic.com. Thank you, Jodie
He was on time and did a great job fixing my Ford.

Mark

13 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
13 years of experience
He was quick and very professional. I appreciate your services Mark!

John

9 years of experience
3 reviews
John
9 years of experience
He is great, quick and very professional.

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
He was a great mechanic, very informative and let me know exactly everything that was going on with my car.

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Experience was fantastic and informed me about more information of your mechanic and be able to tell my father about Alex.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
I'm new to California and was nervous about having to find a new mechanic. Jeff worked on a very tricky maintenance task on my car, the wheel bearings. Let me tell ya, the wheel bearings are a BEAR of a job on a Mazda Tribute because they're not where they are on other cars. He had to tear into the axel to get to them. I know this because I was told all about it from my first mechanic who did the front while I was still living in Oregon. Jeff did a great job and I'm so glad I have a mechanic now that I can trust!

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Very Busy hard worker definitely top shelf mechanic very knowledgeable friendly goes out of his way gets the job done 5 star mechanic Thank You David

Son

24 years of experience
52 reviews
Son
24 years of experience
Job Well Done

Jose

14 years of experience
200 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose did the best he could under the conditions left for him by this company. On a note, I will never use YourMechanic again due to a consumer issue over a $38.00 part that is new and installed by Jose, but due to consequential findings of other issues, must be destroyed in order to fix the new issue. You will hear a lot of good things about this company, I have contacted the execs at YourMechanic and unless they resolve my issues with the larger issues, I will not be using them again. Sad for YourMechanic and their reputation over a $38 wholesale part.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in North Kingstown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen Golf $166 $85.82 $79.99 14% $193.32
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe $348 $235.69 $111.98 9% $386.19
2005 Kia Spectra $164 $59.82 $103.98 17% $199.57
2015 BMW 535i GT xDrive $404 $316.16 $87.98 6% $434.41
2012 Lincoln MKZ $169 $89.07 $79.99 13% $196.57
2014 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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