Think you might need a wheel bearing replacement? If your wheels are feeling loose and you’re having trouble steering, you may be right. Faulty wheel bearings cause all sorts of issues. They’re essential to a working car, and if they’re causing problems, it could put you and everyone else on the road at risk. Letting the issue go can result in serious damage to your car or an accident. As a vital part of your car’s steering, it can cause other issues as well, including necessary ball joint repair or the need for new struts.
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Many drivers prefer to stick their head in the sand when it comes to problems with their car. The idea of car repairs is cringe-worthy, bringing to mind big dollar signs and lots of lost time. We get that. However, ignoring the problem won’t make it go away, and much like ignoring signs of illness until it becomes severe, pretending you don’t hear that grinding noise is only going to cause more harm (and more expense) in the long run. A wheel bearing replacement can seem expensive at the time, but it’s far more manageable than replacing an entire suspension or buying a whole new car. You can trust us on that!
Some of the signs that you may be due for a ball joint repair or new wheel bearings include strange noises from the wheels and tires, loose steering, difficulty controlling the car, a “wandering” car that pulls to one side or the other, and uneven tire wear. Check your tires regularly. If you’re having them rotated with every routine maintenance, the wear should be pretty even, but if you’re noticing one looking a little (or a lot) more worn than the others, it indicates a problem. The inability to control your car is of course a major issue, and if you’re experiencing such a problem, you should have the car seen right away. A grinding or scraping noise can be caused by any number of issues, which makes it more difficult to diagnose, but it’s never good news.
If you suspect that it’s time for a wheel bearing replacement or other repair, you can always visit us at Signal Garage for an assessment. We’re here to help answer your questions and give your car the care it needs, whether it’s routine maintenance or a repair. When you visit us, you’re part of the family, and we treat our family right!