It is good to know how to replace luggage wheels, because you never know when something can go wrong with your luggage. If you want to avoid having to buying a entirely new set of luggage or an expensive repair bill, replacing the wheels is a great alternative. It is something you can easily do on your own. Remember, though: not all suitcases have wheels that can be replaced, so call the manufacturer to be certain before trying to replace luggage wheels.
In order to replace luggage wheels, you will need:
- New wheels
- Determine the size of the luggage wheels you need to use. You may be able to find this information by using the Web or contacting the manufacturer. If not, you may need to remove the wheels and take them with you to the store to get the correct size.
- Remove the broken or damaged luggage wheels. You may need to use the screwdriver, depending on how they are attached.
- Place the new wheels on the luggage. Tighten the wheels using the screwdriver. Be sure not to screw them on too tightly. This could cause them to crack.
- Test out the new wheels. Make sure the luggage moves smoothly and doesn't wobble. If the wheels are wobbly, this can easily be fixed by tightening the wheels with the screwdriver. Properly installed luggage wheels can transform your case completely. No one wants to drag bumpy luggage behind.