Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Westwood.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

920

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Service was completed while I was at work. Everything seems fine!
Awesome mechanic! Very quick and knowledgeable.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was awesome!
I am so happy I found your mechanic. They were honest from the start and Jose was very knowledgable and informative. I have already recommended this service to others.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
He was very professional had a great sense of humor
efficient,informative, and an excellent resource for automotive repair.

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christopher did a great job of communicating with me throughout the appointment. He worked quickly and fixed the problem right away.

Aaron

10 years of experience
9 reviews
Aaron
10 years of experience
He was awesome. Would recommend him to everyone. Very helpful and kept me informed.

Andrew

23 years of experience
150 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Extremely Professional and On-Time mechanic! Very thorough with his repairs not hurrying to just “do a job”.His communication was top notch and as transparent as can be! Told me exactly what was being replaced and how it would fix my issues. I give this particular mechanic 11 out of 10 stars I would recommend him and any services he offered 100% of the time I will never go back to traditional mechanics or the “stealership” again.

Jim

10 years of experience
58 reviews
Jim
10 years of experience
very prompt and knowlegeable

Fred

15 years of experience
342 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred showed early and understood my work situation. He was very diligent in his work and best advised me on the best way forward on the repair. He hurried off and got me the part I actually needed and efficiently repaired my truck. Great work Fred!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Mr. Conner made my day. Helpful, friendly, professional and the list would go on if I would have enough space on here. He had my car up and running again in no time, answered every question I had and more. If I could give him 10 stars I would. He restored my faith in Mechanics again after being let down by local automotive shops. Thank you YourMechanic and A BIG Thank you to Mr. Conner. I will not take my car anywhere else and I will tell all my friends and family about the great experience I had.

Travis

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


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Westwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Passat $284 $180.25 $103.98 11% $320.00
2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 $344 $263.98 $79.99 7% $371.48
2009 Volkswagen Routan $359 $278.71 $79.99 7% $386.21
2008 Lexus GS460 $243 $115.42 $127.98 15% $287.42
2006 Cadillac STS $269 $157.45 $111.98 12% $307.95
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $329 $224.73 $103.98 9% $364.48

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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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