Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Sandy.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

934

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Ben

40 years of experience
1141 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Good at what he does .will definitely use him again!
Honestly, Ben brought some serious joy to my day! It has been at least 18 months since I last used YourMechanic, as I realized I can do practically everything myself (thank you Youtube), but as work has gotten more and more hectic, I find myself with substantially less time and ability to commit a few hours on the weekend (what is a weekend anymore haha) to fixing my car. Ben was 5 minutes early, and even reached out the day before to introduce himself, confirm I had the necessary parts, and make sure he brought the correct equipment to work on my Volvo. Volvo quotes me $900, Ben gets it done for $200. He had a smile on his face the whole time and is truly a genuine man. I have some heavy piece of mind knowing I took care of the vehicle that has treated me like a king for the last 3 years, and I owe it to Ben!!

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Great!

David

9 years of experience
192 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David was on time and completed the work ahead of schedule. He also suggested any other problems that needed to be fixed

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon arrived early and was all done in less than an hour. He even saved me money on the price on the parts needed for the repair. I appreciate his suggestions and professionalism.

Melvin

13 years of experience
158 reviews
Melvin
13 years of experience
Great mechanic, I would recommend him to everyone.

Jonathan

12 years of experience
147 reviews
Jonathan
12 years of experience
Once again awesome work! Love the price and convenience!!

Jose

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Jose
7 years of experience
Jose was prompt and ready to work. He was easy to communicate with and listened to what I had to say and my concerns. Jose completed my job in a timely manner and truly wanted to know if I need anything else or any explanations. I will use Jose again

Wesley

15 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
15 years of experience
Wes showed up on time quickly assessed the situation and began work, as a matter of fact, he finished ewhichballoh allowed me to enjoy the rest of my day.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Noe is really professional, he called as soon as he got the old parts removed and explain it to me the problem i was having with the car. very nice and knowledgeable.

Jerome

23 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Great work


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Sandy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru Legacy $245 $124.62 $119.98 14% $285.87
2016 Ram ProMaster 3500 $440 $336.12 $103.98 7% $475.87
2007 Chevrolet Malibu $347 $242.98 $103.98 9% $382.73
2005 Cadillac SRX $411 $314.58 $95.98 7% $443.58
2014 Acura TSX $308 $227.51 $79.99 8% $335.01
2015 BMW M235i xDrive $207 $118.76 $87.98 12% $237.01

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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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