Our Community is 705,000 Strong. Join Us.


Wheel Bearing - Should it cost this much to fix?


flipjarg
12-03-2011, 10:58 AM
I just brought my car in with a bad wheel bearing and traction control not working correctly. They said it would be $340 for part & labor. When I was blown away at $222 for a bearing they called back today and said they can do parts & labor at $217. To me, that still sounds high but I haven't brought my car to a mechanic for real work to be done since about the year 2000.

I decided to buy a part on eBay for $40 and do the work my self. Any input?

maxwedge
12-03-2011, 12:47 PM
You got a wheel bearing for 40.00?, normal retail is about 100-125 and 1.5 hours labor.

Tech II
12-03-2011, 04:22 PM
I agree with Max....

They had to diagnose it......0.5

Install.......1.0


total....1.5.....let's say $90/hr.....that's $135 for labor.....don't now how they can do it for $217, including tax.....also, do they GUARANTEE their work, parts and labor for at least one year?

As for the Part, that's another ball game.....hub with ABS, OEM would be expensive(over $300)....Aftermarket, 150-200, depending on brand....now for the bad news, haven't had much luck with aftermarket.......

Bearing for $40? Beware.....

Add your comment to this topic!