Tech Tips: Greasing Your Axles and Grease Points

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Regular maintenance is crucial for the optimal performance and longevity of your Texas Pride trailer. One often overlooked area of maintenance is greasing the axles and grease points, which plays a vital role in preventing premature wear and ensuring smooth operation. In this article, we’ll dive into the importance of greasing, how often it should be done, and the step-by-step process of performing this simple yet crucial maintenance task.  


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Why Greasing is Important for Your Trailer

Greasing your Texas Pride trailer’s axles and grease points is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it helps prevent premature wear on the wheels, increasing their lifespan and ensuring your trailer’s reliability. Additionally, proper greasing ensures smooth operation, minimizing friction and reducing the risk of damage to the wheel ends. By regularly greasing your Texas Pride trailer, you can avoid costly repairs and enjoy worry-free towing experiences.  

How Often to Grease Your Trailer

To maintain optimal performance, it’s recommended to inspect the wheel ends of your Texas Pride trailer regularly and add grease when necessary. A general guideline is to grease the axles and grease points at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, if you frequently tow heavy loads or operate in harsh conditions, more frequent greasing may be required to ensure the best performance from your Texas Pride trailer. By following the recommended greasing intervals, you can extend the life of your trailer and keep it in excellent condition. 


Greasing Process for Your Texas Pride Trailer:

Now let’s dive into the step-by-step process of greasing your Texas Pride trailer’s axles and grease points:

1. Use a flathead screwdriver to gently tap the cap away from the hub face, moving in a counterclockwise motion.

Man shows how to remove the cap from a trailer axle.

2. Be careful not to puncture the cap or break the seal, as this could compromise the effectiveness of the grease application.

3. Once the cap is loose enough, remove it with your hand. Clean the inside of the hub and the outer bearing, removing any burnt or built-up grease to ensure proper lubrication.

Man shows how to clean grease on a trailer axle.

4. Attach the hose of the grease gun to the greaser and inject fresh grease into the hub until it starts to roll over the outer bearing. This ensures thorough lubrication for smooth operation.

Man shows how to add more grease from a grease gun to a trailer axle.

5. Remove the grease gun from the grease arc fitting, making sure not to leave any excess grease behind.

Man shows how to add the cap back on after greasing a trailer axle.

6. Apply a small amount of fresh grease to your index finger and spread it on the outer rim and inside of the cap.

7. Gently place the cap back onto the hub face, tapping it into place until secure. This ensures proper sealing and protection against contaminants.


Other Grease Points on Your Texas Pride Trailer

Apart from the axles, your trailer may have other grease points, such as door hinges and dump hinges. If you are unsure about the locations of these grease points, it’s best to contact Texas Pride’s warranty department for guidance. We will be able to provide you with specific information regarding your trailer model and help you ensure that all grease points are properly maintained.  

Properly greasing your Texas Pride Trailer’s axles and grease points is a simple yet essential maintenance task that can save you from costly repairs and ensure the longevity of your trailer. Following these recommended greasing intervals and using the right tools, you can keep your Texas Pride trailer running smoothly and efficiently. Don’t forget to prioritize regular maintenance, ensuring many more towing experiences with your trailer. Happy Towing!