What should you do to Maintain a Gooseneck Hitches? In this article, we’ll take you through some of the rudimentary things you should be doing to ensure your hitches stays in tip top shape.
Gooseneck Hitches are designed with extremely tight tolerances so that it has an optimum level of strength and your hitch ball will not rattle in the socket. However, if you just leave it in the socket for an extended period of time it can become difficult to take in and out.
Maintain a Gooseneck Hitches Step-by-Step
Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you maintain a gooseneck hitches nicer to drive and last longer.
Grease the four corners of the gooseneck hitch ball shaft with white lithium grease. Purchase grease at any hardware or big box store. Make sure to keep the flat sides of the shaft clean. Just a smooth, thin coating is all you need. You don’t want it to gum up.
Clean out the socket with a brush or with compressed air. An easy option is to rinse it out at the car wash, just make sure it’s dry before you put the hitch ball back into place.
Under the bed in the spring component of your handle dirt and debris can get caught. You need to clear it by popping the handle every now and then. Just pull the handle out engaging the spring and release it letting it pop back into place. Keep the spring clean and free of any grease as well. Grease will attract dirt and grime.
Besides performing regular Maintain a Gooseneck Hitches, another important part of taking care of your hitches is keeping it clean. As for your vehicles, before taking yours back out on the road after an extended slumber, be sure to check its fluid levels and perhaps change the oil before starting. Get the engine warm, then check the oil level using the dipstick.
That’s it! Simple maintenance will keep your Gooseneck Hitch working well for a long time.