5 Symptoms of a Bad Front and Rear Wheel Bearings

Five Symptoms Of a Bad Front & Rear Wheel Bearings in Truro, Nova Scotia

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Five Symptoms of Worn Wheel Bearings

If you own a vehicle, it's no secret that they require a lot of TLC. Your vehicle needs regular oil changes and maintenance to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, even with the best of care, your vehicle will need a repair or will even break down. Sometimes, a complete breakdown can be foreseen and even prevented if a trained professional perform the vehicle's maintenance. For example, when the front wheel bearing or rear wheel bearing begins to wear out, your car will most likely make some noise due to friction. If you're familiar with the sounds your car makes, you should notice any unusual or new noises that it makes and schedule a service visit with us. Signs your wheel bearings are worn out include:

Shaky Steering Wheel When Driving

When you drive, you may notice that your steering wheel and, in more extreme cases, the entire car feels as if it is shaking.

Reduced Acceleration When Driving

You may also notice that your car loses its power. It may even slow down or stop when you are trying to accelerate.

Grinding Sounds

If you hear a loud grinding noise coming from your wheels, your car's bearings are likely bad. The grinding noise will likely get louder as you drive faster and should be replaced sooner than later.

Unevenly Worn Tires

If you inspect your tires, you may notice that they are worn and, more specifically, worn unevenly. That's because worn bearings can affect your vehicle's wheel alignment, which will cause your tires to wear out prematurely and unevenly.

Vibrating Steering Wheel

Steering wheel vibrations, and especially at slower speeds, is another cue to pay attention to as you drive.

Causes of Damaged Wheel Bearings

The most common reason bearings go on a vehicle is that they are destroyed by water or excessive heat. This wear happens when the seal around the bearings wears down or tears, exposing the bearings to debris.

Schedule a Service Appointment

If you notice any of these problematic symptoms, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians right away. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, we also have a large selection of vehicles to meet all your needs. You can also conveniently shop from home by browsing our inventory and apply for financing. Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about bad wheel bearings and how to maintain your vehicle. Our inventory offers many new and used quality vehicles, catering to all needs and requirements.



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