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Hub bearing assembly

My mechanic said I'd want to fix the passenger front hub bearing assembly this summer I haven't yet, but I'd like to go out of town a few hours away today for the holiday I've never had any probs with it, but I am a little freaked out it's going to break down on the innerstate what exactly is this prob and if it could break down all of sudden, would it be dangerous?

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Hi there when did your mechanic say to repair bearing how long ago? and why did you bring it to him , did you hear noise or did you feel shaking ? if you brought it into shop because of shaking then its advisable not to drive it for to much longer because it could damage your cv joint that drives your tires and could even leave you stuck . if you brought it in to the shop because you heard noise from tire then you could probably get away with a gentle highway ride stopping evry so often to let it cooldown and keep your speed down a bit slower than you would normally drive . keep your eyes open and remember to have it repaired soon as you get back from trip ok , goodluck dont drive to fast and if this helped you then rate me as fixya.

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