There is no car quite like a MINI. Their models mix high performance, compact design, and a spacious interior to give drivers an exhilarating experience. The tight handling and maneuverability are enjoyable and make it easy to spot any issues.
When front wheel bearings need replacing after your drive into Dallas, our mechanics at European Service Center are ready and committed to providing you with quality, affordable service to fix any issues. Let’s take a closer look at your front wheel bearings.
The wheel supports the entire weight of the vehicle on the tires. Each wheel is connected to the axle by an assembly of parts called a wheel bearing. Inside this unit are various components, including seals, studs, hubs, and steel ball bearings. This assembly of components inside the wheel bearing allow the wheels to rotate as a driver accelerates, decelerates, and stops.
Because there are so many parts to the wheel bearing, if any of the components break, you may have trouble with steering, braking, and your suspension.
Although wheel bearings are designed to last the life of your vehicle, wheel bearings can be damaged. If a wheel bearing unit breaks while driving, other parts can be damaged, leading to more costly expenses.
The most identifiable symptom of a faulty wheel bearing is an audible humming noise, but this may not always mean the wheel bearing is the problem. Not only may the bearings hum, but they may also squeal or growl, intensifying alongside the speed. If a clicking noise accompanies acceleration, the wheel hub assembly might be the problem.
Your technician will be best able to check for wheel wobble. While the car is lifted, your technician will check for any abnormal wheel movement. With proper bearings and hub assembly, the wheel and tire should not move.
If you happen to notice one tire is wearing faster and more frequently than the others, this may indicate worn bearings, suspension, or improper tire inflation. Since the wheels help to steer the vehicle, if there are any issues with the steering it may be indicative of worn wheel bearings.
Your car may begin to pull to the left or right while braking or the steering wheel may shake at higher speeds or when turning.
Much like many other issues with your vehicle, problems with the wheel bearings should not be ignored. These symptoms may indicate that the wheel bearings are the problem, but it is best to have a professional mechanic diagnose the issue to be sure, to catch any additional damage that may have occurred and need repair.
Your safety has always been a top priority of ours at European Service Center. During these unprecedented times, your safety is still at the top of our list. We routinely sanitize our shop, waiting room, and customer vehicles before and after service using ozone. This is proven effective in killing 99.999% of viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus.
To help limit face-to-face contact, we are now offering a free pickup and dropoff service to and from our shops. If you want to come in and drop off your car, our staff wears protective face coverings during customer interaction.
In addition to leading the Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta areas in MINI services, we have become the largest European auto service company in the entire nation. We have proudly remained family-owned and operated.
We understand the unexpected costs that arise and how impactful these can be to your budget. In addition to accepting extended warranties, we provide all of our clients with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.
Our expert team will treat you like family and work closely with you to determine the best program that suits the needs of both your vehicle and your budget. To make your experience less frustrating and more positive, we offer specials and discounts to help.
We are here and ready to assist you if you’re having wheel bearing trouble. We have eight of our locations to best serve our customers in Dallas, Texas, Alpharetta, Chamblee, Cumming, Norcross, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Roswell, and Atlanta GA, or any other concerns with you MINI. Call us today.