Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Saint James City.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Fred

15 years of experience
324 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
He is very knowledgeable.
This was my first time using this service, Fred was early and very professional. He made me a believer in this service. I will recommend him and this service.

James

29 years of experience
468 reviews
James
29 years of experience
As my first repair on my first car, I feel so lucky to have found such fair, professional and quality service. James was extremely patient with the hassles of repairing my car and was very easy to communicate with. He was able to answer all of my questions thoroughly and was beyond reasonable when it came to tackling any other potential issues I had (mechanical or cosmetic), with a realistic, savvy approach; I could tell he was in no rush to pressure me into pricey and unnecessary services like I would expect from a shop. I know my car is in trustworthy hands and I look very forward to letting him help keep my car in the best shape possible.

Bryant

10 years of experience
266 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Prompt, knowledgeable

Rodric

12 years of experience
321 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
About to try and Rebook Rodric and realized I forgot to rate. The auto shop told me I needed a lot of work that I did not need, Rodrick helped me out tremendously

Manuel

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Manuel
13 years of experience
Came on time and finished the work real fast. He has the knowledge and know what to do on my car.

Andrew

9 years of experience
227 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew showed up early and finished the work quicker than he estimated. He inspected both of my front wheel bearing hubs and determined that I only needed one replaced--I was grateful for his straightforwardness and proficiency. The car is running great!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Great

Leonard

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Leonard
9 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and works very quick and does everything to perfection!

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
great work

Travis

11 years of experience
286 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
He's great! Professional, timely and friendly.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Saint James City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Mazda 2 $203 $75.24 $127.98 17% $247.24
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $168 $87.63 $79.99 14% $195.13
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty $106 $18.07 $87.98 22% $136.32
2010 BMW 535i xDrive $231 $103.45 $127.98 15% $275.45
2012 BMW 535i xDrive $269 $141.21 $127.98 14% $313.21
2005 Dodge Viper $222 $142.36 $79.99 11% $249.86

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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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