Hero image

How do you know if your wheel bearings have a problem?

Wheel bearing inspection & replacement in Suburb...

Wheel Bearings are the means by which axles and wheels are supported and able to turn freely, with minimum friction and whilst simultaneously carrying the entire weight of the vehicle...

The wheel bearings in your car are an integral component of its drivetrain. Failure of these bearings can cause a catastrophe. Due to the fact that wheel bearings are often concealed, it can be easily overlooked during regular maintenance routines. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure proper upkeep and regular inspection of this essential component of your vehicle. Neglecting the care of your wheel bearings could lead to significant damage, leaving you stranded on the road and facing hefty repair costs.

Therefore, don't take your wheel bearings for granted and take good care of them. If you become aware of any unusual noises or symptoms, be sure to alert the team at Vehicle Tech in Lilydale so they can investigate thoroughly.

Why work with Vehicle Tech:

  • Peace of mind: Not only are we a Repco Authorised Service Centre, but Our skilled team of mechanics brings a combined 20 years of experience to every job, whether it's a major repair or a minor tune-up. You can trust us to take care of your vehicle with the utmost professionalism and care.
  • Ongoing Training: we don't just rely on our years of expertise to keep us ahead of the game. As part of the Repco Authorised Service network we also receive ongoing training and stay up-to-date with the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle upgrades. Our mechanics attend training seminars and regularly receive service bulletins, ensuring that we are always equipped with the latest knowledge and technology to get the job done right.
  • Friendly Service: We are not just a shop, but a locally owned and operated community of mechanics. Our friendly service extends beyond providing top-notch mechanical services - we are here to build lasting relationships with our customers and to make a positive impact on our local community.

Our wheel bearing services include:

  • Refurbishing and realignment of wheel bearings (if necessary)
  • Renovating and substitution of hub assembly
  • Bearing exchange

Wheel bearing failure: symptoms and causes

The wheels of your vehicle need to maintain smooth operation despite the various surfaces and speeds encountered while driving. However, when there is a failure in the wheel bearings, it leads to the development of friction that impedes smooth driving.

This excessive friction can cause damage to the wheel bearings and ultimately result in the wearing out of the axle. A notable symptom of this issue is an abnormal noise emanating from the wheel hub area, especially during acceleration or deceleration. The noise is often described as a rumbling, growling or grinding sound.

Vehicle Tech can give you peace of mind by advising you what is causing the loud noise or vibration in your vehicle. It may be time to come in and see our mechanics if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Vibrations felt in the foot pedals
  • Vibration in the floor above the wheels
  • Pulling of the car to one side
  • Loud noise coming from the tyres

Possible causes of these symptoms:

The wheel bearings are at risk of damage or leakage due to a flawed or defective seal, whilst the hub assembly may also encounter problems. Another common issue is the inadequacy of grease, which can adversely affect the performance of the wheel bearings. Your Vehicle Tech mechanic is your best bet for sound advice.

For wheel bearing replacements and routine maintenance in and around Lilydale contact our team at Vehicle Tech, the smooth operators when it comes to wheel bearing maintenance...

Expert car service

Let's get started with your booking.

Book nowContact us

Related articles

Thumbnail for Dangers of Worn Shock Absorbers
Dangers of Worn Shock Absorbers

Worn Shock Absorbers? Don't Risk It.

Read more
Thumbnail for How's your safety triangle?
How's your safety triangle?

Your car's safety and roadworthiness is dependent on the “safety triangle,” consisting of the vehicle's ‘stopping, steering and stability' capabilities...

Read more
Thumbnail for Power steering ain't what it used to be
Power steering ain't what it used to be

When working correctly, the power steering system is quite remarkable, allowing pretty much anyone to handle an enormous steel machine as it zooms along at high speeds or navigates around tight corners...

Read more