Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Portage.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

936

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Michael

39 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
39 years of experience
Great Service. Thanks

Patrick

14 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
He needed to get some tools that he did not have to get the job done and came through and finished.

Sedat

19 years of experience
19 reviews
Sedat
19 years of experience
Prompt, and courteous. Very easy to work with aND did a great job.

Matthew

11 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
Very professional will recommend to anyone

Derek

22 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
22 years of experience
Best service yet. Very honest person and does a super job. Would recommend to anyone.

Todd

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
25 years of experience
Todd was awesome. He was professional and very knowledgable. I will request him again.

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Alexs was on time and he explained to me what was to be done. he also recommend me to get an alignment,which I needed.The repairs he did made my car run great!! I WILL ASK FOR ALEXS AGAIN.

Maurice

31 years of experience
17 reviews
Maurice
31 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.

Chris

21 years of experience
1679 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris is such a cool guy!! So happy with him. I will always ask for him for all my needs. Great guy!!

Frank

7 years of experience
129 reviews
Frank
7 years of experience
My son was impressed with Franks kind behavior and his expectations of the vehicle!! way to go frank!!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Portage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Buick Allure $306 $185.72 $119.98 11% $346.97
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $107 $27.01 $79.99 20% $134.51
2010 Subaru Forester $286 $190.48 $95.98 10% $319.48
2014 Mini Cooper $401 $296.98 $103.98 8% $436.73
2011 Lincoln MKX $384 $280.48 $103.98 8% $420.23
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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