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Got an02 saturnl100 4dr sedan,too much road noise

Brakes seem ok,stearing feels ok,im I think its the tires right..So I go to the local garadge ;not the dealer cuz I'm thinkin I might get a better opinion from some one who doesn't work for a big corporation.I said look -just rotate my tires,'the fronts are lookin aliitle thin in the tread.' He said if they're
that bad we wont do the rotation. so they do the rotation and when paying the bill he says you've got a bad front right wheelbearing goin on your car so is all this road noies a combination of 1 bad wheel bearing,noisy OEM tires and needing at least the front brakes done. Man the car doesnt look like the tires have been rotated yet and its just hit 28086 on the odometer.front wheel bearing and front brake job and may as well get all 4 wheels alaigned.Got an estimate for me. thanks.

thanks,

Larry

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Yes tires wearing out without correct rotations will cause the tires to wear out quickly, This applies to anycar not just L-series though. I would correct the tire noise before dealing with the wheel bearing because I would almost bet the bearing is ok and they are just hearing tire noise. I have seen a few bad wheel bearings on L cars, but nowhere near as many as the number of tires i have seen making noise. Get a couple of tires and drive it and see what you think. Oh BTW dealerships are not owned by the manufacturers they are privately owned and their employees are not considered employees of that dealerships manufacturer. The people at a dealership work for only a slightly larger company than your local garage, and usually a much smaller company than most national chain tire/repair shops.

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