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Buick Verano Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement

A rear wheel bearing replacement is a rare service, but an important one. The cost depends on the type of car you have.

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Buick Verano Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement

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2016 Buick Verano
2.0L L4 Turbo Premium • 81,000 miles
Walnut CA 91789
Nov 23, 2020
$444 - $542
2012 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Convenience • 28,000 miles
Hermosa Beach CA 90254
Nov 23, 2020
$435 - $531
2013 Buick Verano
2.0L L4 Turbo Turbo • 92,000 miles
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Nov 13, 2020
$452 - $552
2015 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Convenience • 49,000 miles
Pacoima CA 91334
Nov 13, 2020
$443 - $541
2013 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Base • 92,000 miles
Irvine CA 92604
Nov 12, 2020
$455 - $556
2016 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Base • 45,000 miles
Camp Pendleton CA 92055
Nov 10, 2020
$456 - $558
2017 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Sport Touring • 32,000 miles
Penryn CA 95663
Nov 8, 2020
$425 - $519
2016 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Base • 45,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92808
Nov 5, 2020
$389 - $475
2016 Buick Verano
2.0L L4 Turbo Premium • 15,000 miles
Colton CA 92324
Nov 3, 2020
$402 - $492
2013 Buick Verano
2.4L L4 Convenience • 117,000 miles
Folsom CA 95763
Oct 21, 2020
$427 - $521
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What are Rear Wheel Bearings?

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. A bearing is a very basic but critical component that helps a wheel spin freely and quickly. Most things with wheels have bearings, including your car. Without bearings, your wheels would just sit there. All four wheels in your car have bearings, because all four wheels need to turn for your car to operate. Your car is only connected to the road through four things: Your four wheels. Which means the wheels ultimately hold the entire support of the car. Which means that the bearings support the entire car. Which means they need to be really, really, really strong, so they can hold the weight of the car, while still allowing the wheels to spin properly and freely. Bearings are wildly simple in design, though very precise. They’re made with a very strong steel, which helps them deal with a large amount of abuse that they take from your daily driving. As a result, your rear wheel bearings are exceptionally durable. Most cars can go their whole life without the bearings needing to be replaced.

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Symptoms of failing Rear Wheel Bearings

Car has abnormal handling

If you drive your car nearly everyday, you’re probably familiar with how it feels…and especially when it feels different. The handling in your car may start to shift if you have a dying rear wheel bearing. Your car will start to feel loose, which is really the feeling of your wheel starting to become disconnected and loose. Not a good thing. And not a good feeling. You’ll also likely feel your car pulling a little bit to the left or the right - depending on which rear wheel bearing is dying - when you’re trying to drive in a straight line.

Uneven wire tear

So, here’s what will happen if one of your rear wheel bearing starts to kick the bucket. You’ll end up with one wheel not being used the right way, because it’s not supported properly. That means the car won’t drive right, and the wear will be uneven. One rear tire will likely be worn more than the other, and the pattern of the wear will certainly be different. 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 rear wheel bearing failure.

Weird noises

Well, this one should be obvious. If your car is making a funny noise, something is likely wrong. If your rear wheel bearings are starting to go, you could hear any number of noises, from growling, to groaning, to grinding and scraping. The important thing to note is that the noise will be coming from the rear wheels. That’s your clue that it may be the rear wheel bearings.

Vibrations

Here’s something your car shouldn’t do: Shake. If your steering wheel is bouncing around like popcorn kernels in the microwave, you’ve got an issue. And that issue is a lot less fun than a bag of popcorn. Busted rear wheel bearings will sometimes make for a car that isn’t driving right, and some abnormal pressure and stress will head through the steering system, into your car’s cabin.

Say goodbye to your wheel

If you ignore everything in this article, then here’s what you’ll end up with: Three wheels. The rear wheel bearings will give you signs of aging as they start to die. Once they fully die, they’ll actually disintegrate, and then the wheel has no way of being supported. And at that point it will fly free.

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How urgent is a Rear Wheel Bearing replacement?

Ever drive a car with three wheels? And no, that’s not a challenge. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s likely time to get your rear wheel bearing replaced.

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