I'm about to get some wheel studs replaced and this requires the wheel bearing to be pressed out first as you cannot really access the studs without removing the bearing.
My mechanic said he might not have to use a new bearing since if the old one doesn't break then its not damaged. Is this correct? I was under the impression that even if the old one doesnt break it could get damaged or is that only the case if you hammer the studs without pressing out the bearing first?
This work has come about from a wheel coming off due to broken studs. I'm thinking to change all studs on all wheels. Could it be the case that when the corner of the car fell to the ground, bearing on all wheels also damaged? My mechanic doesnt know the background of what happened, but if the fall could damage all bearings might it be best to change all bearings?