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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Absolutely loved Patrick. Very quick yet thorough! Would recommend to anyone!
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!!!

Daniel

19 years of experience
264 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
He was on time and very informative during the process. I would really recommend him.
Great service

Michael

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Mike did a great job on the job. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. Would highly recommend.

Fred

15 years of experience
323 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
He is very knowledgeable.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1054 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
I cannot tell you enough. Theodore is the man. I will never use a shop as long as he can do the job.

Tyrone

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

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 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

14 years of experience
583 reviews
David
14 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

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
Great guy and a great mechanic!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Ontario?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Impreza $429 $301.03 $127.98 9% $473.03
2004 Ford Ranger $146 $18.35 $127.98 23% $190.35
2014 Buick LaCrosse $362 $274.44 $87.98 7% $392.69
2013 BMW 650i xDrive $272 $143.82 $127.98 13% $315.82
2011 BMW 750Li xDrive $272 $143.82 $127.98 13% $315.82
2013 Tesla S $325 $221.38 $103.98 9% $361.13

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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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