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How Do I Choose the Best Luggage Wheels?

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  • Written By: K. K. Lowen
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 02 September 2014
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Choosing luggage wheels may involve a number of decisions. If you want to replace the wheels on luggage that you currently own, the size and type of wheel are the most important factors. When purchasing new luggage, you may want to look for smoothly rotating wheels made from a strong material.

If you want to buy new luggage with durable wheels, there are a number of factors to consider. The material used to manufacture the wheels could be very important because soft materials could become bent or deformed with frequent use. You will want to make sure that the wheels move well without becoming stuck and appear to be fastened strongly to the luggage. If the luggage can hold considerable weight, you may want to make sure that the wheels turn so that you will not need to lift the bag to pull it around a corner or change directions.

Many people need to purchase luggage wheels because they are replacing worn or broken wheels on existing luggage. If you were satisfied with the performance of the wheels that came with your luggage, you may want to find comparable wheels when you replace them. Some people may want to upgrade their old wheels, choosing wheels that are more durable, a different size, or manufactured from a different material.

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The appropriateness of the wheels you want to purchase is one of the most important things to think about, especially when selecting luggage wheels to install on luggage that you already own. Many types of wheels will not fit or are not meant for installation on certain kinds of luggage. To ensure satisfaction and avoid purchasing wheels that you cannot use, it is best to figure out how the wheels attach to the luggage and what size you will need.

Shopping on the Internet may provide the most variety and improve your chances of finding the luggage wheels you need, but going to a store may work as well. If you are shopping in a store, you may want to bring the old wheels with you so that you can visually compare them with new wheels. For people shopping online, a good course of action is to measure your old luggage wheels so that you will know what size to search for. In addition to measurement information, it also may be helpful to view pictures of the product you plan to purchase to see if the wheels could attach properly to your luggage. Going to an outlet or manufacturer’s website may also be a good idea if you want to replace the wheels with the same type.

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