Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Watkinsville.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

903

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AL

10 years of experience
179 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very honest and reliable and knowledgeable thank you for Al
Did a great job!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
He delivered his promise great job thank you so much

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri went above and beyond to fix my wheel bearing problem. He was on time and very professional. He takes great pride in his work and ensured that I was happy with everything before he left. I will be sure to use Kiri again for any other items needed for my cars.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin was extremely professional and made getting my car fixed very easy. As it turns out I needed an extra part to fix my car that I didn't know about and he quickly left and retrieved it to get the job done. I would definitely recommend Melvin's services.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick came out in raining weather and got my work completed, very professional!! Thanks!

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.

Garnet

6 years of experience
2 reviews
Garnet
6 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable, and friendly. Won't hesitate to request Garnet again for our next service requirement.

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.

Scott

34 years of experience
589 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
He was punctual and friendly. He kept me up to date on the work being done and did a great job. I would definitely book him again

Jacob

10 years of experience
45 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Great service. Will use this again.


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Watkinsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Jeep Wrangler $245 $165.12 $79.99 10% $272.62
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $380 $299.94 $79.99 6% $407.44
2013 Kia Soul $257 $177.05 $79.99 9% $284.55
2006 Lexus GS430 $243 $115.42 $127.98 15% $287.42
2014 Lexus GS350 $474 $378.19 $95.98 6% $507.19
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $573 $468.73 $103.98 5% $608.48

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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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