Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Piscataway.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

908

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Chris

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris did a great job on my car.

Jason

30 years of experience
131 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Personable encounter, I will definitely recommend him again, very knowledgeable and straight arrow. I will be recommending him to my friends and family. Grade = A

MARK

27 years of experience
18 reviews
MARK
27 years of experience
Excellent service.

Alfred

11 years of experience
329 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Not only did Alfred show up on time... but he was done with everything within an hour. I am looking forward to using his services again.

Chris

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris did an excellent job! My simple bearing replacement turned out to be more complex than we anticipated, but Chris went above and beyond to make sure that my truck was up and running as quick as he could manage. Great guy, super helpful. I'll be requesting him again if I run into any issues with my truck.

Attila

17 years of experience
427 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Showed up and completed the job quickly

Michael

46 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
46 years of experience
Michael was pleasant and professional.

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
The job took total of 8 hours compared to the quoted 3 hours.

Jared

14 years of experience
44 reviews
Jared
14 years of experience
Although there was a slight delay, it was due to his providing good service to another customer. Jared was very respectful and was able to get to the root of a problem and solve it in an expedient and very convenient manner ...The awful sound went away!.. He solved the problem that a dealership didnt diagnosis nor fix (at the same time as conducting and charging me for unrequested services! I would like to schedule him to check and redo the bearings on the right side ...since they are also likely in need of fixing...Before I have problems.

Joe

18 years of experience
125 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Great mechanic and he knows what he is doing 


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Piscataway?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Aura $395 $314.53 $79.99 6% $422.03
2014 Toyota Sequoia $390 $309.58 $79.99 6% $417.08
2013 Chevrolet Express 2500 $344 $263.98 $79.99 7% $371.48
2012 Mini Cooper $398 $294.28 $103.98 8% $434.03
2015 Mini Cooper Countryman $483 $379.26 $103.98 6% $519.01
2007 Ford Mustang $195 $114.94 $79.99 12% $222.44

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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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