Damaged wheel bearings and bushes happen more often than you think. One of the most common indicators to finding out whether or not you have damaged wheel bearings is hearing loud noise coming from your tyres and wheels. These kinds of damages are dangerous as your wheels are an integral part in making your caravan’s movement stable, safe, and precise while you’re on the way to your caravan trip.
Here are a couple of tips on how you can get your wheel bearings and bushes checked to see if they’re damaged:
- Do a sound test: When your bearings get damaged, this might be because grease inside of it has dried up. Looking into it deeper, the small steel balls and rails inside it may have corroded leading to greater friction when in use. Expect to hear tyre noise of wind-howling-like sounds when driving your caravan.
- Perform a wheel wiggle test: Sometimes, damaged wheel bearings on your caravan may not make any noise at all. You can check on your caravan wheels by gripping your hands on the positions of your tyre, then jiggle it back and forth. If it does move, this could indicate you have damaged wheel bearings.
- Double check your bearings: Take a closer look into your wheel bearings and bushes by taking them out yourself. If you see them loose or corroded it’s likely you’re going to need them replaced.
If you really need expert help at checking your wheel bearings and bushes, your safest option would be getting it checked with our caravan experts over here at AllBrand Caravans. We thoroughly inspect your caravan’s wheel bearings and bushes. Usually, to resolve this problem we fit a new and improved full suspension and bearing setup for your caravan.