Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in Wilmington.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

920

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
716 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto, He is thorough and quick. I will be scheduling my oil changes with Your Mechaninc.com and requesting Rigoberto.
Work done in a timely manner and with honesty

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter arrived early, and finished quicker than expected. He is a pleasure to work with. He was very accommodating and efficient. I would definitely recommend him.

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience

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.

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.

Jose

41 years of experience
2 reviews
Jose
41 years of experience
jose did a wonderful job he was very friendly and professional he worked under very hot conditions the temperturein my driveway was 114 degrees . i can recommend him and your service to anyone in need of a repair . again thank you and jose for a job well done

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great service. Thanks Chris, really appreciated you coming out, assessing the situation and keeping me updated with the ordering of parts. Thanks for the quick turn around with repairs. Hope to see you again but not too soon.

Chuck

43 years of experience
22 reviews
Chuck
43 years of experience
He dedicates in what his Job!

Artem

10 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
10 years of experience
Very impressed with Artems work. someone you can trust and rely on went above and beyond the wheel bearings he replaced for my 2000 jaguar. finished on time and showed me the old bearings. And he diagnosed the check engine light for free with the computer. And told me why was it on. I will highly recommend him to a friend or relative. Look forward to continue doing buisness with you to work on my 2000 jaguar s type 3.0

Noe

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


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in Wilmington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $115 $27.51 $87.98 20% $145.76
2008 Dodge Caliber $231 $150.68 $79.99 10% $258.18
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $168 $80.28 $87.98 15% $198.53
2015 BMW 650i $375 $279.48 $95.98 8% $408.48
2015 BMW 535i GT $367 $279.48 $87.98 7% $397.73
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $454 $350.07 $103.98 7% $489.82

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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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