One of the most common problems that affect heavy vehicles such as trucks and trailers is wearing of the spindle. Caused by fretting, this process causes underside of the vehicle’s spindles to wear. Even if you regularly lubricate the spindle of the truck or trailer you own, fretting cannot be prevented. With the passage of time, spindles change their shape due to wear and tear. They have a similar shape to the letter ‘D’ of alphabets. At the bottom side, the spindle starts to become flat while the upper side takes the shape of the curve.
Fretting typically appears in bearings of the spindle. Furthermore, it can also appear in other components that are attached to bearings. The biggest cause of concern here is that this problem cannot be prevented even if you are regularly oiling the spindle. Therefore, the consequences are quite unfavorable. The damage doesn’t surge up till the time there is a complete failure. It doesn’t show as it affects the bottom part; thus, there are no visible signs.
In severe conditions, the wheel may come off completely due to the excessive wear. This can prove to be a fatal condition that must be avoided at any cost. The only way to prevent this from happening is to get quality truck spindle services at Axle Spindle.