Location matters not, here in N Florida I replaced mine on my Passat at 70K.65,000 miles sounds low for wheel beraing life, but guessing with Canadian corrosion it's possible. Can you describe the noise, or add a (or link to)video?
Not with this car. The bearing is pressed into that rusty casting. You unfortunately can't just unbolt the bearing/hub as a unit.If I were to do this myself can I purchase the front hub with the bearing already inside it and would that be easier to change than just the bearing.