I went to Tires Plus to replace a faulty tire the guy tells me that it deteriorated that way because I needed new bearings. The tire on the other side was fine and the bearings are all factory.
The thing is that the guy attempted to show me the "play" on the other wheel but had me grab the wheel in a manner that would test the boots not the bearings. And even that was not loose. Every customer that came in while I was there also had some other "issue" pop up with their car. These guys not only try to rip people off they put doubt into the drivers head about the safety of their car if they cant afford the repairs the mechanics fabricate.
It's dangerous. I know about bearings so they didnt trick me. I had to take the car to Aamco for something else and on a whim I had my guy check the bearings.
They are totally fine. we had a good laugh about that.