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Old 08-25-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Question Tires, brakes, bearings and seals.

Took my 2014 Wildwood 29fkbs into Goodyear to upgrade my 225/75R15 "china bombs" to Goodyear Endurance tires. Had them repack the wheel bearings and check the brakes. Front grease seals leaking - had to replace brake shoes. I was surprised because the unit is only 3 years old with around 10k miles. I'm glad I took it in and probably dodged a bullet on this one, not to mention having peace of mind with the new tires. How often should one check their wheel bearings, seals, and brakes? If I had not decided to change my "china bombs", I would probably have waited at least one more year to check them since I had relative low miles.
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I myself, depending on miles traveled a year, do mine once to twice a year. I like the peace of mind knowing all is well when I check it. I give everything the once over before each use. I do my own maintenance.
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For me it's checking Tires, wheels, brakes, bearings, seals, just before the first trip of the season. Random checks during longer trips but usually just tire condition and hub temps with I/R "gun".

Wheel bearings and seals, properly installed and adjusted, are good for many thousands of miles unless immersed like boat trailers.

Brakes should always be checked and remaining lining measured at least every 5,000 miles (don't forget to check magnet face and actuator surface in drums too) especially if mountain driving.
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