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Signs It’s Time For Wheel Bearing Replacement at BMW of West St. Louis

Drivers in St. Louis understand the importance of their vehicles having good, sturdy wheels and tires. But, what many people don’t understand is that there are many components involved in ensuring that the wheels are operating safely and efficiently. One of the most important things that are often overlooked is the wheel bearings. The wheel bearings are critical for the wheels to work together, including the tire and hub. Unfortunately, they are also highly prone to abuse, which is why it is critical that you along with other types of vehicle maintenance, also have routine wheel bearing service to ensure they are in good condition. Here are a few signs to be aware that may alert you that it’s time for wheel bearing replacement service.

Strange Noises

One of the most common signs that it’s time to replace the wheel bearings is hearing a strange noise, such as growling, rumbling or chirping sounds coming from the wheels. The wheel bearings are moving parts, so they require heavy grease to lubricate them and reduce friction. The unusual sounds are an indication that the seal used to keep the grease in and contaminants out may have started to leak. Keep in mind that the sounds can vary and get louder or disappear altogether, so even if the sound goes away, it’s important to take your vehicle to a professional technician in St. Louis, MO for an inspection as soon as possible.

Uneven Wear on Tires

The easiest sign to spot that it’s time for wheel bearing replacement service is uneven tire wear. As the wheel bearings start to fail, they start to loosen in the housing, which causes the wheels to wobble as you are driving down the road. This issue isn’t usually felt when driving; instead, it’s something you notice when inspecting the tires. If the tread on the tires continue to look worn, even after having the tires rotated, then you should take the vehicle to a tire technician in St. Louis to inspect the wheel bearings.

Braking Problems

If you don’t hear sounds like chirping, but you hear a clicking sound when you accelerate, it may be a problem with the wheel hub assembly. If the issue continues, it can eventually cause the brakes to pull and/or pulsate when applying pressure to the brakes. There will also be uneven wear and tear on the brake pads. If the problem isn’t fixed, the excessive movement can cause damage to the external and internal sensors and brake failure. For your safety, it’s important to have the wheel bearings inspected as soon as you suspect a problem.

Schedule Service at BMW of West St. Louis Before Problems Worsen

Bad wheel bearings can lead to a range of other problems, including the smoothness of driving and the longevity of the tires, but most importantly, it can lead to safety issues. Continuing to drive the vehicle when the bearings are worn out can be extremely dangerous, including the risk of a wheel falling completely off while you are driving. If you suspect the wheel bearings on your vehicle may need to be replaced, contact BMW of West St. Louis to schedule an appointment for an inspection.

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BMW Dealership amenities Suntrup BMW St. Louis, MO
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Manchester, MO 63011

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