For Sixty bucks labour Greg The Mechanic was able the replace the wheel bearing on this Cadillac It was a complete assembly It took an hour there was nothing hard about it In this case the price of the part was a little high but hey it’s a classy suv The work on this suv was done in the hour quoted and the customer saved hundreds of dollars in labour.
He knew the wheel bearing was worn out it was getting noisy on the highway humming like crazy was his words its driving my wife crazy so its got to go. Must be the passenger side we figured but we changed both for the record.
Many of the cars on the roads have wheel bearings just like the one on the suv and they all make different noises a few of the noises I am told about more often are.
what is that humming noise in the front end. I have a humming noise when I change lanes
what is that grinding noise in the front end. There’s a grinding noise when I’m driving on the highway
my car sounds like a jet airplane
why is my tire wearing on the edge
These are all questions we get and most of the time they turn out to be wheel bearings worn out. In most cases we replace a complete wheel bearing hub assembly but on some cars and trucks we have to press in a wheel bearing the Ford Focus and the Ford Escape is like this same as the Mazda tribute and many many more.
Brake Service on new cars and trucks
It’s a great idea to service your brakes because grease dries out in calipers , rust grows and can be scraped off to free up brake pads,dust builds up in drums and can be emptied out, the rust on Brake drums scrapes on the backing plates it needs to be cleaned off and many many more.
It’s hard to give an accurate idea of how many kms service should be done at however following your manual is a great idea but folks all drive different I would say at 20,000 kms 4 oil changes should have been done a couple of tire rotations and a good brake service would be keeping an eye on things quite well remember that’s only a years worth of driving…Back