What kind of grease do you use for trailer bearings?
Our top pick for the best wheel bearing grease is the Royal Purple Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease. It’s a general-purpose grease with a high-temperature tolerance and water resistance properties. It can be used on boat trailers, motor vehicles, and household appliances.
Can I use any grease for wheel bearings?
Your wheel bearings were probably originally lubed with a lithium-12-complex grease, a perfectly good grease for wheel-bearing use, even on a boat trailer if it’s maintained. Shooting some more grease into the bearing cap with a grease gun isn’t a bad idea. Shooting an incompatible grease in is.
Can you grease a hub assembly?
Hub assemblies can be oiled or greased, and just like motors and transmissions, the lubricant and lubrication practices will have a considerable impact on their life expectancy and operation. The better you take care of these components, the longer they will last.
How do I know if my hub assembly is bad?
A grinding noise or a vibrating steering wheel could mean the bearing on a wheel hub assembly is wearing out. A worn wheel bearing can also create some looseness in the wheel, which causes loose steering. If the steering wheel is vibrating, it’s likely the front hub assembly needs to be replaced.
Can you still drive with a bad wheel bearing?
Q: Is it safe to drive with a bad wheel bearing? A: No. It can, in fact, be very dangerous to drive if one of your bearings is worn out, especially since it may cause the wheel to stop while driving. Additionally, a damaged wheel bearing puts a lot of stress on the hub, the CV joint, and the transmission itself.