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Hyundai Veracruz Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

A front wheel bearing replacement is a rare, but extremely important service. The cost will vary depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Hyundai Veracruz Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

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2012 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 Limited • 127,000 miles
Walnut CA 91789
Nov 23, 2020
$369 - $451
2008 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 SE • 159,000 miles
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
Nov 15, 2020
$372 - $454
2010 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 25,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92804
Nov 10, 2020
$366 - $448
2011 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 44,000 miles
San Jose CA 95130
Nov 2, 2020
$359 - $439
2008 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 46,000 miles
Citrus Heights CA 95621
Nov 1, 2020
$372 - $454
2012 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 114,000 miles
Los Gatos CA 95031
Oct 17, 2020
$357 - $437
2011 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 Limited • 106,000 miles
Thousand Oaks CA 91362
Oct 16, 2020
$361 - $441
2007 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 145,000 miles
Crestline CA 92325
Oct 9, 2020
$356 - $435
2011 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 Limited • 60,000 miles
Clovis CA 93613
Sep 22, 2020
$383 - $469
2010 Hyundai Veracruz
3.8L V6 GLS • 70,000 miles
Santa Paula CA 93060
Sep 20, 2020
$359 - $439
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is a Front Wheel Bearing?

If you’ve ever looked at a skateboard wheel, then you’ve probably got a decent idea of what a wheel bearing is. You know how skateboard wheels have a smaller circle in the middle of them? If not, just take my word for it. You can spin the wheel freely all you want, and you’ll notice the smaller circle spinning perfectly with it. That smaller circle is the bearing. It’s an extremely simple device that allows a wheel to spin freely. Most things with wheels have bearings. And that sure as hell includes your car, which relies on bearings to… well, allow the wheels to spin. Which is kind of important if you want to use your car for more than just sitting in your driveway and rocking out. Your car has four bearings; one for each wheel. I’ll let you figure out where the front wheel bearings are. I’m not gonna spell that one out for you. Wheel bearings need to be strong enough to support the entire weight of your car, because they’re ultimately the focal point of the spinning wheels. Which makes them the focal point of the car, really, since all of the car’s weight is ultimately supported by the wheels. But in addition to that weight bearing (hence the name), they need to be able to spin freely, while attaching to the wheels. Despite how important bearings are, their design is quite simple, albeit extremely precise. They’re made of an incredibly strong steel, because they’re subject to a whole bunch of abuse, as you could probably guess. Yet despite all of that wear and tear, front wheel bearings rarely die. It’s common for bearings to last the life of your car.

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Symptoms of a failing Front Wheel Bearing

Car isn’t handling quite right

Look, I don’t want to have to tell you this, because you should already know it. Pay attention to how your car feels on a daily basis, so that you know the moment it starts to feel abnormal. If one of the front wheel bearings begins to fail, the handling in your car will likely change. The handling will feel loose, as though the wheel isn’t fully attached, because that’s essentially what’s happening as the bearing wears out and can no longer support the wheel. This can also result in the car pulling to the left or to the right when you’re on a straight stretch.

Tires are wearing unevenly

If one of your front wheel bearings starts to fade and die, then you’ll end up with one wheel that isn’t being used quite properly. That will lead to uneven wear on your front tires, with one looking more worn out than the other. Or at least worn in a different pattern. It’s always a smart idea to pay attention to your tires. Give them a visual inspection every now and again, so that you can spot excess wearing, bubbles, low tire pressure, or uneven wear and tear. It can help you spot a big issue, like a front wheel bearing failure.

Noises

This is something that hopefully you already know: Your car shouldn’t make noises, beyond the engine noise and your stereo. Any other noise should get your attention. Dying front wheel bearings can result in a whole range of noises, including groaning, grinding, scraping, and growling. Those noises will be coming directly from the front wheels. So, if your front wheels are talking to you, listen to them.

Vibrating car or shaking steering wheel

Here’s something your steering wheel shouldn’t do: Shake. If it does shake, you’ve got issues. That issue could be a busted front wheel bearing. If the bearings aren’t supporting the wheels, the steering system might vibrate, leading to a steering wheel that’s as jittery as you after a third cup of coffee.

Say goodbye to your wheel

If you ignore everything in this article, then here’s what you’ll end up with: Three wheels. Losing a wheel is well past the point of being a warning sign. But if you don’t pay attention to the warning signs, it’s exactly what will happen. As the front wheel bearings wear and tear, they’ll eventually disintegrate, leaving you with something that can’t support the wheel anymore. And then the wheel will head off on a new journey.

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How urgent is a Front Wheel Bearing replacement?

Did you not just read that last symptom? If your front wheel bearing is giving out, you’ll experience a multitude of symptoms…and the worst being losing a wheel. Pretty sure you don’t want to put yourself in that position. Do the smart thing and get it replaced asap.

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