There was a strange clanking sound at the rear end of my car almost 7-8
months back and when I went to a shop that works on beamers they told
me it was the rear wheel bearings and quoted me $600 so obviously i
didn't do it, instead my wife took the care to a local automotive shop
who found that it was a loose part making the sound when it was banging
against the body. Now when I went today to the same bmw shop who had
quoted me 600 they ask me to change the rear wheel bearing as the tires
may come out while driving and it can be dangerous.
so my question is I got 147K miles on the car and do not want to spend
the 600 bucks so will the tires really come out? is the shop just
milking money out of me? as I don't have that clanking sound now. I
read some posts about the humming sound if bearings are bad is it very
distinctive? I don't feel a difference when driving but how do I make
out if the shop is really telling the truth?
Thanks for any help and advise