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Wheel bearings, front & rear struts

I have about 65,000 miles and was advised by a mechanic that I need to replace my back right side wheel bearing.

I was also told that I should replace my front and rear struts to prevent my tires from becoming damaged.

Are these repairs part of the normal wear and tear I should expect for a car with my mileage? Do wheel bearings typically wear out one at a time?

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Hi i would get a second opinion toyotas like hondas are very reliable to have to replace one fine but the fronts as well if you drive like an idiot then maybe but i dought it very much [and no its not normall wear and tear ] they are built to last and are not common faults best of luck yates210456

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In my humble opinion, I would say this is not normal wear and tear. If it were me I would get a 2nd opinion. I have been driving for over 40 years and I do not remember the last time I had to replace a wheel bearing. I'm not saying it can't happen but another opinion would be worth the nominal cost.

And if the answer is a strong "it's not needed" I would find another mechanic than the one that gave you the estimate

Hope this helps Loringh

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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