Can You Diagnose A Bad Wheel Bearing

Do you hear a noise emitting from the front end of your car that get’s louder the faster you go? You could have a bad wheel bearing. Now, your Atlanta GM dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore wants you to know that this is something NOT TO BE IGNORED! Seriously, a faulty, or bad wheel bearing can cause a number of problems including further damage to your vehicle, loss of steering control and possibly total wheel separation.

What do wheel bearings do? The simplest explanation I can give is that they keep your wheels spinning smoothly and straight. It can be hard to diagnose a bad wheel bearing attachment because there are a lot of other factors that can cause noise to be emitted from your front end such, as uneven pavement to to tread pattern on your tires.

Below is a video on how you can check for a bad wheel bearing yourself, however, let me stress this, this is a difficult and dangerous procedure and I really recommend that you bring it into your Atlanta GM dealer for further diagnosis. I’m posting the video so you know what to look for and what a bad wheel bearing sounds like.

If you know that you have a bad wheel bearing that needs replacement get the service done ASAP. This is a very difficult repair for your Average Joe, and you probably don’t have to necessary tools to complete the task, so, as I said before, you are better off bringing it in to The Southtowne General Motors Superstore for service.

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