Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Valley Center.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

934

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Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Harish showed up early, worked quickly, and was very transparent about what he was doing. It was great getting help from someone who was willing to explain what was going and why it was happening. I would definitely recommend Harish.

Joseph

26 years of experience
502 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
very quick when I requested service I was told this job was billed for one hour and forty minutes, but Joseph completed in 25 minutes. Do I get a refund on time that was not used??

Charles

24 years of experience
33 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience

Travis

10 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis did an amazing job repairing my car! He was friendly, professional and efficient. I would highly recommend him.

Michael

9 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Michael is outstanding at what he does. He's on time and gets the job done quickly. He's also willing to help figure out additional services or whatever else needs to be done. He goes well above and beyond. Highly recommended.

Tomas

12 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
12 years of experience
Tomas was extremely helpful

Dan

38 years of experience
753 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
He was professional and knowledgeable as well as friendly. He fixed everything quickly. I got the parts myself and he knew what he is doing. I will highly recommend choosing him for your car repari.

Brian

22 years of experience
269 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Brian was on time to do the service on my Dodge Caravan. He was very polite and friendly. He answered all my questions and concerns that I had concerning the wheel bearings on my vehicle and also other concerns I had. He did a great job. I will recommend him and this company to all of my relatives and friends.

Christian

34 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
34 years of experience
Christian was right on time. Extremely nice and got the job done within the time frame I was told. Could not be happier and will be using again. Car is running great after my wheel bearing had to be replaced. Price was great!

Travis

12 years of experience
65 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
Seems to be a great person, hopefully a good mechanic (藍藍藍). Got the job done quickly & effectively. Would definitely use him again. Thank you all very much.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Valley Center?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Accord $262 $134.44 $127.98 14% $306.44
2016 Subaru Crosstrek $307 $227.31 $79.99 8% $334.81
2005 Honda Civic $145 $64.94 $79.99 15% $172.44
2007 Cadillac STS $410 $313.73 $95.98 7% $442.73
2008 Lincoln Mark LT $179 $99.31 $79.99 13% $206.81
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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