Why Should I Have This Done?
Over time, the wheel bearings can wear. The signal that most drivers notice first is a growling noise from a tire. As the bearing progressively wear, the noise will be louder. Sometimes, the driver may be able to identify which tire has the bad bearing while they are driving. Other signs include a wheel hub that moves, the car’s body vibrates or the vehicle begins to wander while driving. When you bring it in, the vehicle will lift it on a rack. If the tires don’t rotate smoothly, there’s a problem.
What Happens If I Don’t Have This Done Now?
Generally, bearings wear out over time. However, if there is a sudden impact, like a deep pothole, the failure can occur quickly. If not taken care of, the tire assembly and the wheel can separate completely from the axle. If you are driving when this happens, you will lose control of the car. While the tire noise while driving can give you an indication of a problem, there is no way to know when the bearing will completely fail. This means that any sign that there is a problem, the vehicle needs to not be driven and better serviced soon. The repair will be different for different makes and models. It can also matter where the tire is located (front versus back). The difficulty of the repair is also different for four-wheel drive vehicles and all wheel drive vehicles. Regardless, if the wheel bearings are failing, it’s important to get service before driving any further.
Why Should I Have This Done at the Dealership?
At Cable Dahmer Buick GMC of Kansas City, their team will quickly diagnose the issue and get it fixed so that you are back on the road in no time. Your safety and the enjoyment of your vehicle is a priority for every member of their team.