Trailer Brakes and Bearings
Well-maintained brakes and bearings are essential to staying safe on the road. By properly checking and maintaining your trailer brakes and bearings, your trailer can operate safely and efficiently. Damaged bearings and dragging brakes will result in decreased fuel economy. Smiley’s Pro Services offers expert and cost-effective services for a variety of trailer types. We are your one-stop-shop for any trailer parts or servicing.
Our Services Include:
- Inspection: checkup and diagnostic of your trailer brakes and bearings
- Brake Service: repair or replacement of electric or hydraulic brakes
- Bearing Service: repacking or replacement of bearings
Smiley’s Pro Services will do an in-depth inspection of your trailer parts to determine what condition your brakes and bearings are in, and what level of services you will need. Whether it’s your annual maintenance check, or your brakes are giving you concern after a long trip, we take the time to properly take apart your hub and examine every part.
Brake Repair and Replacement
After your brake inspection, you will receive a detailed breakdown of our findings. Standard brake repairs include:
- Replacing broken backing plates
- New brake fluid
- Resurfacing rotors/drums
- Adjusting brake mechanisms
Bearing Repacking and Replacement
Repacking a bearing entails taking apart the entire wheel, then cleaning and greasing the bearings. If your bearings have incurred significant damage, we will replace them. Even if you don’t notice any damage, having your bearings routinely checked and repacked is a great way to avoid any mobility and safety issues while driving.
What Are Warning Signs of Faulty Brakes?
Squeaking, grinding, or leaking fluid, can mean there is something wrong with your brakes. If this is the case, make sure to come in quickly so that we can do an inspection.
When Should I Get My Brakes Checked?
You should be getting your trailer brakes inspected every 12 months or 12,000 miles. It is also a good idea to proactively get your brakes checked before or after a trip with an extensive amount of mileage. You don’t want to risk setting out on a long expedition with your brakes in an unknown condition.
How Can I Tell If My Bearings Are Damaged?
Your wheel bearings are essential to your trailer’s mobility. If your bearings are damaged, then your tires could potentially seize in place as you are driving. If you notice grinding or roaring sounds, excessive wheel movement, excessive heat from your hub, or your tires seize up, then your bearings are damaged and need repacking.
Why Smiley’s Pro Services?
There are several reasons why Smiley’s Pro Services stands out amongst competitors
Everything Trailer Related
We specialize in everything related to trailer and towing parts and services. We can perform any repair, solve any problem, or supply any part that you need for your trailer.
We can customize or modify many existing parts in order to make it work for you. Smiley’s Pro Services offers customized solutions for your individual or business needs.
Exceptional Customer Service
From start to finish, our friendly and personable team will provide you with exceptional customer service that exceeds your expectations.
Trusted and Experienced Professionals
No matter what your needs are, our highly knowledgeable technicians are a trusted resource. Our team will handle every situation with a high level of professionalism and exceptional craftsmanship.
Locally Owned and Operated
Smiley’s has been family-owned and operated in Skagit County since 1953. We work with residents and businesses within local communities, and afford them greater attention to detail and personalized service.
One Stop Shop
Because we perform a wide range of services, there is no need to waste time visiting multiple service providers. We can handle everything from a simple spot weld or new brake light, to fully customized equipment.