Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Upper Marlboro.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
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!
excellent mechanic ....very trustworthy

Damian

9 years of experience
396 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian arrived on time which I appreciated. As soon as he arrived he got straight to work. He encountered a problem while doing the repair, but went above and beyond to make sure the repair was still done in a timely manner. I will def. request him for future services.

Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Showed up on time and gave me updates to what he was doing and why it was needed.

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
This was the most plesant car repair experiance I have had in my 50+ years. Jean Pierre arrived early, checked the car out for other issues, and completed the repairs well above the time quoated for the repair.

James

13 years of experience
17 reviews
James
13 years of experience
Good communication, knowledgeable, and most importantly, my car is now back on the road. 5 stars, my dude.

Tomas

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

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Friendly fast & job well done. Couldn't have asked for best service!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Repairs to my vehicle was done while I was a work. Arrived earlier than scheduled and finished earlier than expected. Car drives like a charm now. Let me just say Your Mechanic saved me $205 over my former shop! Bye Bye old shop, I have a new mechanic, thanks Frank!

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph was very polite and courteous. He was also very apologetic for being late for my appointment, which was no big deal because as with anything mechanical you can always run into unforeseen problems. Joseph did the repairs to my cay ( driverside wheel bearing assembly) in no time at all. When he was finished I drove to the store to test drive it and the noise of sounding like I was driving over speed strips was gone The only problem I have now is that my ABS and Traction Control lights are both on....something that wasn't on before the repairs. Other than that I would definitely use Joseph again.

Kyle

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kyle
18 years of experience
Kayle was on time for appointment He did nice work on my car, explained everything I am happy with his work


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Upper Marlboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler Town & Country $379 $282.83 $95.98 8% $411.83
2007 Honda Accord $240 $160.48 $79.99 10% $267.98
2004 Mazda RX-8 $232 $103.98 $127.98 15% $275.98
2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV $512 $424.17 $87.98 5% $542.42
2012 BMW 550i $271 $142.89 $127.98 13% $314.89
2015 Porsche Panamera $343 $215.23 $127.98 11% $387.23

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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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