Can wheel bearings cause vibrations?
Wheel looseness, or also called wheel play, is another common symptom of a bad wheel bearing. When a wheel bearing corrodes or becomes pitted, the smooth exterior lining is gone and the vibration is transmitted to the tires which may feel like it is pulling to one side or the other.
Can your wheel fall off from a bad wheel bearing?
A bad wheel bearing can lead to uneven tire wear, which means you will have to purchase tires sooner. If a wheel bearing is missing, it is not recommended you drive the vehicle at all as the wheel can fall off entirely while the vehicle is in motion.
How much does it cost to get wheel bearings replaced?
In general, replacing a wheel bearing can cost between $100 and $700; on average, it could cost $300. Besides the car make, model and year, the cost of wheel bearing replacement can depend on the shop or mechanic who will do the work for you. Many experts suggest that the higher labor cost higher work quality.
What tools are needed to replace a wheel bearing?
What tools do I need to replace a wheel bearing? Needle-nose pliers, a ratchet wrench with various sized sockets, flat-head screwdriver, jack and a star wrench for loosening nuts on the wheel.