Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Watertown.

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

901

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Antonios

16 years of experience
46 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Very good no problems

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Thanks so much. One of the best mechanics I have ever dealt with.

Tim

28 years of experience
44 reviews
Tim
28 years of experience
He was really good. He knew exactly what he was doing. Great guy would use him again..

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.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
As always, in and out. Expertly done work.

Paul

16 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was kind, and extremely efficient! Even though I accidentally ordered the wrong wheel bearings (for the back when it was the front that were needed) he went to the trouble of finding what I needed and came back and fixed my wheel bearing in the rain and the dark and on a Sunday during the Seahawks game! Who does that!?? Theodore does, and he gave me a very reasonable quote on other things my 13 yr old car needs. I am more than satisfied with his expertise and experience and coming to my apartment complex to fix my car for me. Thank you Theodore! See you in the next few weeks to get my old car in tip top shape for my 60 minute commute each day. You rock!! I would DEFINITELY recommend Theodore and 'your mechanic ' for any of your cars needs! I am one very happy customer! !

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Really good. Much better than expected. Knowledgeable, showed up earlier, did the job correctly and even helped me with all my general questions about things not related to the job he was performing. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks John!

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
Lewis was great and honest. I was told by a shop I had 2 bad rear CV axles which was going to cost a total of $1,700 through them. Lewis checked out my car, and I in fact didn't need 2 rear axles at all! He found that it was just a wheel bearing, and it only costed me a little less than $200. Thanks, Lewis, for being so great!

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Personable encounter, I will definitely recommend him again, very knowledgeable and straight arrow. I will be recommending him to my friends and family. Grade = A


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Watertown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Yukon $410 $321.90 $87.98 6% $440.15
2009 Buick LaCrosse $266 $185.72 $79.99 9% $293.22
2007 Volkswagen Jetta $166 $85.82 $79.99 14% $193.32
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $455 $335.44 $119.98 8% $496.69
2009 Lincoln Navigator $506 $425.87 $79.99 5% $533.37
2011 Jaguar XF $302 $182.16 $119.98 12% $343.41

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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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