Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Oxon Hill.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Dan

37 years of experience
709 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was great. He arrived exactly on time and finished up the work in a couple of hours while I worked at the office. He was extremely friendly and professional even when there was an issue with the office landlord. My car is driving great now and YourMechanic.com via Dan was able to do the work for literally hundreds less than what any shop had quoted me. Once you add in the fact that it all took place at my office building and I didn't have to take time off or out of my weekend to get it taken care of and you've got a real winner. I'll be making sure to check YouMechanic.com for quotes first

Diego

19 years of experience
386 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Great Mechanic! Diego was very helpful, precise, professional, and knows what he is doing. He replaced a front wheel bearing on our 2009 Prius in less than 2 hours. Car is driving wonderfully. Would recommend his services to friends and family without hesitation.

William

15 years of experience
29 reviews
William
15 years of experience
Perfect... arrived 1.5hrs early and did an excellent job!! Thank you!! Infiniti M35x

Jacob

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Jacob Baird is prompt, knowledgeable, would highly recommend him

Scott

20 years of experience
38 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Right on time and honest. Thanks Scott.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Once again....Tomas was excellent! I definitely found my new mechanic

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette showed up on time, did great work, and provided helpful advice. I highly recommend him for service to your vehicle.

Luis

7 years of experience
86 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Friendly and professional

Brandon

16 years of experience
266 reviews
Brandon
16 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.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
very satisfied


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Oxon Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $107 $27.01 $79.99 20% $134.51
2009 Subaru Tribeca $412 $315.88 $95.98 7% $444.88
2014 Kia Sorento $347 $235.29 $111.98 9% $385.79
2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV $512 $424.17 $87.98 5% $542.42
2015 Mini Cooper Paceman $536 $431.71 $103.98 6% $571.46
2010 Ford Mustang $145 $25.21 $119.98 22% $186.46

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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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