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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Trailer Wheel Bearings

You try to take real good care of your vehicles. But there is something that you may be overlooking: wheel bearings on your trailer. Whether it’s a small utility trailer or toy hauler up to a big work trailer, boat or camp trailer, they all have wheels with bearings that need to be serviced from time to time. Wheel bearings allow the wheel to spin freely. They are packed in heavy duty grease that can withstand the heat generated by the spinning wheel and keep protecting the bearings. When your technician services the bearings on your trailer, he’ll remove the wheel bearing assembly and inspect the bearings themselves. If they are damaged or corroded they will be replaced. He will then pack fresh grease around the bearings, replace the seals and put the wheel back on. We actually expect a lot from trailer bearings. They may sit unused for an extended period of time – but when we hitch up that trailer we need the bearings to be in top shape to meet the demands of ... read more

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Simple Answers from Clark’s Professional Car Care: Alignment

Question: How do I know when I need a wheel alignment? Clark’s Professional Car Care Answer: When Pascagoula drivers’ wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most MS drivers notice a couple of things. First the vehicle pulls to one side when driving. It could be slight or pretty severe. If your wheels have been out of alignment for a while, you’ll also start to see uneven tire wear – the shoulder on either the outside or inside of the tire is worn down more than the other. A whole bunch of steering and suspension components are joined together. Everyday Pascagoula driving can cause Pascagoula drivers’ wheels to go out of alignment over time just from the joints loosening up. That’s why most recommend an alignment check every couple of years. Depending on where you live in MS or the conditions you drive in (off-road driving, harsh Pascagoula winter conditions, poor pavement, etc.), an ali ... read more

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