Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in San Marcos.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
A wonderful experience. John is definitely knowledgeable and competent. He is also kind, courteous and works effectively and efficiently. He did an AWESOME job!!! He will be the mechanic I call for any and All of my car needs. I am a happy and content customer.
he is very professional

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Great guy would consult with him again.
John showed up even earlier than the appointment time, which is always a good thing. He was courteous, professional, and unlike a lot of younger "specialized" mechanics, has a vast knowledge of all automobiles--old and new. As a fellow old-schooler, I can appreciate his experience and expertise in handling situations, even when Murphy's Law--what can go wrong will go wrong--comes into play. I've known younger mechanics who, if something doesn't go "as the manual describes," can't use critical thinking skills to tackle a dilemma. Given that this work was performed in the field instead of a fully equipped repair shop and that the job was done with diligence and excellence, I'd trust his work more than any "millennial" who can only go by the book. Of course, there are certain limitations to what can be done on site. For this, I'd typically give an 8 of 10 likelihood to recommend him to a friend or colleague. But, if the job is within his scope of practice and the requisite tools are accessible, I'd definitely recommend him as a "10" for the appropriate repairs. I believe that yourmechanic.com would not send him (or any other mechanic) to a job for which he is not properly equipped, so that should never be an issue.

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.

Zachar

40 years of experience
41 reviews
Zachar
40 years of experience

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
He was timely, experienced and very personable. A true professional.

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Alfredo was on time, friendly and did a great job of communicating. This was my first time using Your Mechanic and he made it a great experience.

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Went above and beyond fixing my car in a terrible torrential downpour and still kept a wonderful attitude throughout the service.

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
He was punctual and friendly. He kept me up to date on the work being done and did a great job. I would definitely book him again

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David is so friendly and helpful! He really went out of his way to repair my car quickly.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
234 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Very professional and respectful; arrive on time; focused and prepared to work; ensure area is clean before departing.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in San Marcos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Freestar $285 $180.81 $103.98 11% $320.56
2014 Scion FR-S $258 $178.32 $79.99 9% $285.82
2015 Ferrari California T $317 $213.09 $103.98 10% $352.84
2008 Lincoln Town Car $129 $25.21 $103.98 21% $164.96
2004 Mini Cooper $255 $150.65 $103.98 12% $290.40
2005 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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