Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Petaluma.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

908

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Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave arrived on time and fixed my wheel bearing without any hassle! He is more than professional and pleasant. So patient when it came to explaining what was wrong with my car. 5 stars acroos board!

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Excellent service! Fast, professional, friendly, convenient, and very affordable!! All these things are much appreciated by a single Mom who can't afford time off from work or the inconvenience of a car in the shop!!!! David was great!! I will hire him again for other recommended repairs in the future!!!!

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
professional mechanic nice job thank you my mechanic

Maurice

30 years of experience
17 reviews
Maurice
30 years of experience
Maurice was very professional and knowledgeable. Service was preformed in the time given. Maurice answered all the inquires to my satisfaction and recommended services my car might need in the future. I would recommend this mechanic to anyone looking for good service on their vehicles.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
It was a great experience, and the job was done very fast. I will definitely recommend. David to everyone.

Keith

16 years of experience
278 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Keith make sure that he goes over everything with you pertaining to your vehicle and tries to answer any questions you may have and I recommend him if I ever need him again.

Micheal

25 years of experience
13 reviews
Micheal
25 years of experience
Michael arrived to the appointment early and prepared. He did not waste anytime getting to work, was extremely thorough and completed the quoted tasks well ahead of the quoted time needed. He was very diligent at inspecting my vehicle and even filled a few tires that were a couple of PSI low. It was clear from watching Michael work and talking to him that his 20+ years of experience have served him well. I would recommend Michael to anyone and will be using him again for all possible services.

Jim

19 years of experience
42 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
Jim was very professional. He was on time. He knew what he was doing and didn't take long getting the job done. He went above and beyond. Thank you Jim!!

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin is an amazing mechanic! Had to reschedule due to weather but he came by on the rescheduled appointment. He needed certain tools for my vehicle and never complained about having to stop to get them when needed. My wheel bearings were completely rusted and horrible. I thought my vehicle was going to kill me when driving. After he replaced both fronts, car was smooth and it even took care of a previous noise issue when going highway speeds. I feel safer now, if I ever need the back to be done or anything else on the car I'd prefer Justin to do. Thank you again Justin, my stress is gone and you truly are a rare honest and awesome person.

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
William showed up on time and completed the repair quickly and effectively. Was friendly , courteous and informative. Would highly recommend him.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Petaluma?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Buick Allure $306 $185.72 $119.98 11% $346.97
2010 Dodge Challenger $241 $160.54 $79.99 10% $268.04
2011 Honda Odyssey $347 $267.21 $79.99 7% $374.71
2015 Land Rover LR4 $221 $117.26 $103.98 13% $257.01
2013 Audi A3 $166 $85.82 $79.99 14% $193.32
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $573 $468.73 $103.98 5% $608.48

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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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