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The wheel bearing assembly in your car supports the wheel and helps it rotate smoothly. Since the wheel bearings are a moving part, they will experience wear and tear from friction and constant motion.

Anytime the wheel bearings develop a fault or if they are damaged, you will notice several symptoms which should alert you to wheel bearing damage, including a vibrating steering or grinding noises.

If you find that your wheel bearings are damaged or worn out, they will have to be replaced.

Bad Wheel Bearing

3 Common Symptoms of Wheel Bearing Damage

As mentioned above, the wheel bearings of your car are a moving part. The car wheels are attached to a hub which consists of a set of lubricated wheel bearings that allow the wheels to rotate smoothly.

The lubrication helps in reducing friction which could otherwise generate excessive amounts of heat.

However, this constant movement can damage the wheel bearings – debris can enter the wheel bearings, they can become loose, or the damage can be due to wear and tear caused by friction. If the wheel bearings are damaged and they are not replaced in time, it can lead to the car wheels coming off.

We don’t need to illustrate what can happen if the car wheels come off when you are cruising at high speeds. We also don’t want to discuss being stranded on the side of the road in a Tucson summer – that would be very unpleasant.

The best way to reduce the risk of any kind of car trouble is to ensure you take your car for regular servicing. It is equally important to know and recognize the signs of car problems – it can save you a lot of potential car trouble and repair costs.

1. Uneven Tire Wear and Tear

Damage to your car wheels from uneven wear and tear can happen due to a number of factors, including faulty or damaged wheel bearings.

2. Loud Grinding Noise from the Wheels

If the wheel area of your car is generating a lot of loud grinding noise, you should get your wheel bearings checked out as soon as possible.

3. Steering Wheel Vibrations

If you find your steering vibrating, it could be due to a damaged wheel bearing. 

Don’t Drive the Car if You Suspect Your Wheel Bearing is Damaged

A damaged wheel bearing should be replaced as soon as possible. If the components which are responsible for securing the wheels to the car are damaged, it compromises wheel safety and can put you and your car at risk. 

If you suspect you might have a bad wheel bearing, consult with a professional technician and have the wheel bearings replaced.

Car Mechanics You Can Trust!

Have you noticed any of the above-mentioned symptoms of wheel bearing damage? If yes, we can help. 

Give Accurate Service a call today at 520-620-9129 or schedule an appointment online at your convenience!