How To Replace Wheel Bearings
Your bearings are worn out on your skateboard and you want to know how to replace wheel bearings? Bad wheel bearings can slow down the performance on your bike because of the build up of dirt and grime. Bearings can affect the wheels from rotating properly on your skateboard. Replacing your wheel bearings on your board will allow for a faster and more comfortable ride on your skateboard. It is pretty simple to replace the wheel bearings and does not take much time to do.
To replace the wheel bearings you need:
- 1/2-inch socket wrench
- wrench set
- Remove the skateboard wheels. Use your socket wrench to help you remove your wheels on your skateboard.
- Remove the bearing from the board. Apply a lot of pressure you can uses a screwdriver as well as the axle on the skate for assistance. Pry the wheel bearing off, and if you are using an axle only use the tip of the axle to place inside the bearing.
- Place the bearings on the wheel. Set the bearing on the wheel and apply pressure to fit the bearing on tight. Carefully press on the outside rim of the bearing as it pushes into the wheel. This will allow the bearing to be placed on the wheel properly and securely. If needed, add a spacer between the bearings the get the proper distance apart between them.
- Attach the wheels to the skateboard. One you have attached all wheel bearings to the board tighten all the nuts that holds the wheels in place. Make sure that the wheel bearing is pushed on the wheel completely. Be sure not to force anything on to eliminate any damage or anything from breaking.
- Adjust the nuts on the wheels. The wheels need to be able to flow freely and not get stuck when they turn. Make sure to loosen the nuts at least one quarter of a turn to allow the wheels to move smoothly.