About trailer wheel bearings:
Trailer wheel bearings are an essential component of your trailer’s suspension system. They help to support the weight of the trailer and allow the wheels to rotate smoothly. Over time, these bearings can become worn or damaged, leading to decreased performance and increased wear on the other suspension components. That’s why it’s important to have them inspected and replaced as needed.
Wheel bearings are usually made of high-quality steel, and are fitted tightly onto each wheel’s hub (or assembly). Although they are made to last for as long as possible, wheel bearings can eventually fail, resulting in them needing to be replaced.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to replace your trailer wheel bearings:
- Grinding or growling noises coming from the wheels
- Difficulty in turning the wheels
- Uneven tire wear
- Excessive play or movement in the wheels
- Overheating of the wheels
Replacing your trailer wheel bearings can help restore your trailer’s performance, improve safety and increase the longevity of your suspension system. At Grimmer Motors, we use only the highest quality wheel bearings, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal performance. Our certified mechanics have the experience and expertise to quickly and efficiently replace your trailer wheel bearings, getting you back on the road in no time.
Why is wheel bearing replacement important?
Although the wheel bearings on your trailer shouldn’t require any periodic maintenance, they should be inspected to ensure they are working safely and correctly.
Putting off a wheel bearing replacement can create serious safety risks. If the wheel bearing completely fails, you run the risk of the entire wheel becoming unattached from your trailer. This is a serious safety issue, especially when driving with a trailer at higher speeds and oncoming traffic.
Signs / symptoms of a bad trailer wheel bearing:
Grinding noise from wheels – If your trailer’s wheels are producing a loud grinding noise, your wheel bearings may be due for replacement.
Increased tyre wear – Damaged wheel bearings can cause your trailer’s tyres to wear quickly and unevenly. This will cost you more money over time.
Wheels wobbling or vibrating – A loose/damaged wheel bearing can cause your trailer’s wheels to move unpredictably. If your trailer’s wheels are vibrating or wobbling, it may be time to examine and replace the wheel bearings(s).
All of the above issues will be checked at trailer Warrant of Fitness / WOF time.
New Trailer Wheel Bearing Installation in Hamilton
Is your trailer in need of a wheel bearing replacement? If so, we can help you.
At Gimmer Motors, we can inspect your trailer’s wheel bearings, quickly determining if they need replacement. If they do, we can install new wheel bearings. This will allow for smoother, quieter and safer driving.
We also offer comprehensive trailer inspections to help you keep track of any potential issues, which can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
For all your new trailer wheel bearing replacement and repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!