Average Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost in the USA

Average Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost in the USA

The bearing on the wheel helps to release pressure from friction caused by the wheel of your car while it is spinning.

A series of steel balls are put together by a race (metal ring). This way the bearing helps to support the wheel by fitting into the center of the wheel, being pressed into the back of the wheel before being securely fasten into place.

In most cases when it seems to be a wheel bearing related issue, some of the symptoms include.

 

 

wheel bearing

  • Excess noise
  • Grinding or clunking noise (faulty bearing)
  • Shaky steering
  • Wheels not moving properly

Modern wheel bearings usually come sealed, in order to protect the inside components from being prematurely rusted by water or oxygen.

The two common enemies of a wheel bearing system are:

  • Heat
  • Humidity
  • Lack of lubrication

Costs (Per place)

The replacement cost of the wheel bearing systems in the U.S.A  tend to vary from place to place and from car to car.

Here is the comparison of the differences between places…

Local Mechanic

Price: $128 – $700

Midas

  • Parts & Labor
  • 12 Month warranty

Price: $110 – $650

Mr. Tire

  • Parts & Labor
  • 12 Month warranty

Price: $112-$696

NAPA

  • Parts & Labor
  • 24 Month warranty

Price: $145-$670

Walmart

  • Parts
  • Limited warranty

Price: $45-$421

Amazon

  • Parts
  • Limited warranty

Price: $29-$675

Replacement Process

The process you pay for consists of

  • Loosening the lug nuts.
  • Wheels get released and removed along with the lug nuts.
  • The brake caliper, not the brake pads gets removed by removing the bolts using a screwdriver.
  • Carefully remove several rear bolts that secures the bearings.
  • Remove the old hub carefully to gain access to the bearings and use a special tool to remove the central bolt.
  • Remove the old races and clean up the assembly insides (knuckle included).
  • Place the new races along with the new bearings (previously greased).
  • Check the alignment and the seal of the new bearings.
  • Put everything back into place and perform final tests to ensure the quality of labor performed.

 

 

Costs (Per Car)

The price difference between most popular brands and models are:

Ford F- Series

  • Part price: $49 – $82
  • Labor price: $63 – $80

Total: $112 – $162

Chevrolet Silverado

  • Part price: $317 – $606
  • Labor price: $71 – $90

Total: $388 – $696

Ford Focus

  • Part price: $132 – $210
  • Labor price: $173 – $221

Total: $305 – $431

Toyota Camry

  • Part price: $75 – $115
  • Labor price: $157 – $201

Total: $232 – $316

Toyota Corolla

  • Part price: $67 – $121
  • Labor price: $213 – $271

Total: $280 – $392

Nissan Altima

  • Part price: $145 – $204
  • Labor price: $181 – $231

Total: $326 – $435

Honda CR-V

  • Part price: $189 – $215
  • Labor price: $102 – $131

Total: $291 – $346

Honda Civic

  • Part price: $90 – $137
  • Labor price: $102 – $131

Total: $192 – $268

Honda Accord

  • Part price: $112 – $168
  • Labor price: $142 – $181

Total: $254 – $349

Ford Fusion

  • Part price: $92 – $128
  • Labor price: $126 – $161

Total: $218 – $289

Hopefully this helps you decide whether to make this a DIY repair project or to take it to the shop.

Bryce

Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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