Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Tarpon Springs.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Great and professional and friendly,
I went to 2 shops to get a quote on what I thought was a front wheel bearing problem. After a quick drive with Dan, he assessed it was not the bearings, but loose lugnuts on the wheel. I was about to spend $1000 on unnecessary repairs at a shop, but instead $70 with Dan. He is an honest worker and I will be doing business with him again.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was great and he did an awesome job on our Scion Xb. I will definitely look to him for future car repairs.
Was very good

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was great! He is experienced mechanic, friendly and communicates well. I would use Jamahl's experience and the company service again.
Jamahl was great to work with. My wife and I were extremely pleased at his professionalism and more than satisfied with his great customer service and expertise. We are also very happy to know that one can request the same mechanic for future car repairs. We found our mechanic in Jamahl!

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James was more than great, honest and professional.
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.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
He was great! Would like to have him again!

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Very efficient and explained everything in detail to me

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Was fast and easy to work with

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin is an amazing mechanic! Had to reschedule due to weather but he came by on the rescheduled appointment. He needed certain tools for my vehicle and never complained about having to stop to get them when needed. My wheel bearings were completely rusted and horrible. I thought my vehicle was going to kill me when driving. After he replaced both fronts, car was smooth and it even took care of a previous noise issue when going highway speeds. I feel safer now, if I ever need the back to be done or anything else on the car I'd prefer Justin to do. Thank you again Justin, my stress is gone and you truly are a rare honest and awesome person.

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
William was friendly, on time and so far everything works great. The job took about an hour and he answered all my concerns.

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Good job.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Tarpon Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo S60 $172 $83.53 $87.98 15% $201.78
2014 Smart Fortwo $241 $161.46 $79.99 10% $268.96
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo $382 $277.89 $103.98 8% $417.64
2013 Mini Cooper $398 $294.28 $103.98 8% $434.03
2011 Cadillac CTS $392 $280.19 $111.98 8% $430.69
2011 Maserati GranTurismo $382 $277.89 $103.98 8% $417.64

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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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