Asked by: Tisa Benavidezasked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020
When should wheel bearings be replaced?
Herein, can you drive a car with a bad wheel bearing?
A: No. It can, in fact, be very dangerous to drive if one of your bearings is worn out, especially since it may cause the wheel to stop while driving. Additionally, a damaged wheel bearing puts a lot of stress on the hub, the CV joint, and the transmission itself.
Also Know, do wheel bearings need to be replaced in pairs? As a general rule, the old type bearings (the ones that are $15 ea. to replace) are always done in pairs. If there's no play or noise in the other wheel bearing, there's no need to replace it.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how long can you drive on a bad wheel bearing?
The heat would crash the wheel completely. To avoid this situation, it is recommended to drive at the slower speed so that your wheel stays in action a few more hours. SO, while thinking how long can you drive on a bad bearing? You should not go more than 1000 miles as it might result in some bigger issue.
What does it sound like when a wheel bearing is going out?
The most common symptom with a bad wheel bearing is a loud noise coming from the tire or wheel of the vehicle. It will sound like metal grinding on metal and will get louder as the vehicle goes faster. A bad wheel bearing can lead to uneven tire wear, which means you will have to purchase tires sooner.