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

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

919

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was wonderful, he arrived on time and was very professional. He answered any questions I had, very knowledgeable.
He did a wonderful job, and I would like to give him 5 stars for his service.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
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.

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is great! Listened to my explanation of what was happening and test drove it so that he could experience the same issues I was having and then went to work checking into what could be causing the problem. After listing out what the possibilities could be he then suggested that we tackle them one at a time so that we don't change out parts that don't need to be, keeping my cost as low as possible but also fixing the problem. I'm very happy with the work that Chris did and will use him again when the time comes for more repairs. Thank you Chris!

Brikk

16 years of experience
373 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic and Brikk made this experience a good one. He was very knowledgeable of the issue and what needed to be done. A hard worker that cared about what was best for me and my vehicle. I would definitely request Brikk again for any future fixes to my car.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Tomas was prompt and professional.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Courteous, Professional, & Fast

David

8 years of experience
185 reviews
David
8 years of experience
He took the time to make sure the job was done right.

John

8 years of experience
3 reviews
John
8 years of experience
He is great, quick and very professional.

Nicholas

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

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
As always, we received the service we ordered and expectations met. That is why we always select Joel for any of our automotive work. Thanks!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in San Martin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 $344 $263.98 $79.99 7% $371.48
2013 Dodge Charger $212 $132.25 $79.99 11% $239.75
2011 Ford Ranger $127 $30.60 $95.98 20% $159.60
2007 Cadillac Escalade $410 $321.90 $87.98 6% $440.15
2011 BMW Z4 $252 $163.80 $87.98 10% $282.05
2011 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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