R & B Hitch of Ocala has launched a new report to explain how to repack the wheel bearings on utility trailers to avoid breakdowns. The Florida-based team say the simple process can extend the life of the bearings.
How often do you tow your utility trailer? When was the last time you repacked your wheel bearings? Are you aware that failing to repack them regularly can cause them to lock up while you are towing your trailer? If you want to know how to repack your wheel bearings quickly and cheaply at home, this is the step-by-step instruction report for you!
A new report has been launched to help you avoid one of the most common causes of trailer breakdowns. Florida-based R & B Hitch of Ocala provides mobile trailer, RV, and camper services across central Florida and explains repacking the wheel bearings on your trailer regularly can prevent you from breaking down or becoming stranded.
You can read the report in full at https://rbhitchofocala.com/trailer-wheel-bearing-repack-and-lube-2
The newly launched report is designed to help you repack your trailer wheel bearings at home. Utility trailers that you use daily or for long distances should ideally be repacked every six months, but trailers you use occasionally will only need repacking annually if the trips are short.
For boat trailers the team advise you repack the wheel bearings at the start and end of boating season, ideally with marine wheel bearing grease. The minimal time and cost required to complete the job can save you a great deal in the long run and can extend the life of your bearings.
R & B Hitch of Ocala says the first step in the process is to ensure you have new grease seals, cotter pins, and wheel bearing grease to hand – you can purchase it at any trailer supply shop. They also advise you pull the bearings off and take them with you to the shop to ensure they match with your new ones.
Removing the outer bearing is straightforward once you know how. The team explain the process in the report, along with instructions for removing the inner bearing, advice for cleaning the bearing, and how to repack with new grease.
Once you have cleaned all the old grease out of the hub, and applied new grease on the inner race, you can put the bearing back in place. R & B Hitch of Ocala warns that if you fail to repack your trailer wheels it can cause them to lock up while you are using your trailer. In addition, trailers with boats dripping salt water should be checked more frequently.
A company spokesperson said: “Our latest report shows you the DIY vehicle maintenance trick that is easy and cheap to complete and will save you money in the long run. We have included step-by-step instructions as well as a comprehensive list of the tools you will need. If you get stuck along the way or would prefer one of our team to service your trailer, get in touch with us directly.”
You can read the report via the link provided above! Alternatively, you can find out more information about the company at https://rbhitchofocala.com.