Symptoms of a Worn Wheel Bearing:
- Grinding noise when the vehicle is rotating.
- Knocking or clunking.
- Humming, rumbling or growling.
- Wheel vibration or wobbling.
- Shudder, shimmy or vibration at a constant speed.
- Abnormal side pull when brakes are applied.
- Uneven brake pad wear.
- Abnormal or uneven tire wear.
- ABS failure
A problem with the wheel bearings can compromise the smoothness of your ride and the longevity of your tires but more than that it can cause real safety concerns.
It is important to have wheel bearings inspected at the first sign of trouble.
Typically, you should check and maintain your wheel bearings every 25,000 to 30,000 miles. An average sealed wheel bearing lasts 85,000 to 100,000 miles although some can last as long as 150,000 miles