Wheel bearings are an important part of the safety of your vehicle as they allow your car’s wheels to spin while staying securely on the vehicle. As the wheel bearings wear out, they can severely affect your wheel’s ability to spin. Keeping wheel bearings in Vancouver, WA properly maintained and lubricated will help extend their lifespan. At Alignment & Brake Specialties we are able to service wheel bearings on older cars as well as replace hub wheel bearings on newer vehicles.
The largest indicator that you need your wheel bearings replaced is a grinding sound. When they wear, they become warped out of shape or dented. This means they no longer spins freely, as they do when they are perfect spheres. A metal-on-metal sound becomes obvious, especially from the outside of the car.
There is another indicator that requires lifting your vehicle. If you are able to rock the wheel back and forth more than an eighth of an inch, you may need the bearings re-tightened or replaced.
Lastly, when bearings begin to degrade it can cause difficulty braking. If you need to apply more pressure when braking, it could be a sign that your wheel bearings need to be replaced.
Wheel bearings need to be replaced as soon as they begin to degrade. If you hear a crunching sound, it may only need lubrication. However, if the bearings do need to be replaced it should be done right away. Letting this go will create more damage and can eventually end in the wheels not being able to spin while you are driving.
When you bring your car or truck into Alignment & Brake Specialties you are treated like family. We are your neighbors in Vancouver, WA and we care about our community. All our licensed, certified technicians treat every wheel bearing replacement like it was for our own car. All our work is guaranteed and our pricing is upfront and transparent. We are happy to answer any questions you have and will take the time to go over the details when you want them.
At Alignment & Brake Specialties we get your foreign or domestic car or truck safely back on the road at a price you can afford. Call Alignment and Brake Specialties today for your wheel bearing inspection or repair.