The wheel bearings in your vehicle works with the tire, hub, and wheel to make a smooth ride while you are driving down the road. If a wheel bearing goes bad, more friction will be placed on the wheel, and the wheel will start to wobble. There are a few signs to watch out for when your wheel bearing starts to go bad or is missing.
What happens if you don't fix a bad wheel bearing?
The bearings won't allow the wheel to turn freely, which exacerbates the problem. Ultimate damage: If you don't replace a damaged wheel bearing before it fails completely, the wheel will completely seize up. If this happens while you're driving, the results can be catastrophic.
Why does my car vibrate when coming to a stop?
The most common reason your car vibrates when coming to a stop is the alignment of your tires. Improperly rotated and aligned tires will cause your vehicle to shake when approaching a stop. This causes a vibration which you can feel through your whole car AND the brake pedal.