The beauty of a BOB stroller is that you can journey off the beaten path with your family. So whether trekking to the top of a mountain, hitting up a cool outdoor festival, or simply strolling through the park – your BOB is bound to get a bit dirty!
But that’s okay, BOB strollers are designed with a stain-resistant fabric to make clean-up as simple as possible. Check out these handy tips for keeping your BOB fresh, clean and in tip-top shape.
Cleaning the Seat
- Many messes can be cleaned by spraying down the seat with a hose. The waterproof, stain resistant fabric allows most messes to slide right off!
- If there is a stain that water alone can’t remove, use a sponge with a solution of non-bleach mild soap and cold water. Beware not to use harsh detergents or cleaning agents which may cause damage to the seat.
- Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap. Allow the stroller to air dry, preferably in a nice sunny location. Always be sure that your stroller is completely dry before storing. Prolonged exposure to moisture can lead to issues with mold or mildew – and no one wants that!
Cleaning the Frame
- Carefully inspect the frame, brakes, and any joints for pieces of debris that may be stuck between parts. Removing any dirt or leaves from moving parts not only helps clean the stroller, but it also helps it perform at the highest possible level.
- Wipe down the frame with a damp cloth, using mild soap and water. Again, avoid harsh chemicals that could possibly cause corrosion to metal parts.
- Dry the frame with a dry cloth and make sure all parts are dry before storing to prevent issues like rusting.
Cleaning your BOB stroller is a great time to inspect it and perform regular maintenance for optimum performance. There are a few things you should keep an eye out for while looking at your stroller:
- Check tire pressure. All tires on BOB strollers are pneumatic, meaning air-filled, like on a bicycle. If you find that one or more of your tires are flat, pump them up with air to the rating shown on your tire, or in your user guide. You can do this with a regular bicycle tire pump, or you can purchase one from BOB. The pump is sold separately, or you can purchase a Handlebar Console with Tire Pump for added convenience. If your tire is still flat after pumping, you may have a leak in your tire or tube. Each tire has an inner tube that simply needs to be patched or replaced when punctured. Contact a local BOB dealer, bike shop, or BOB’s Customer Service team for help.
- Do a thorough walk-around inspection. Verify that all screws, attachment points and fasteners are tight. Check all wheels to be sure they are securely clamped– in particular the front wheel which can take quite a beating as you go over curbs and bumps along the way. Remember: the quick-release lever on the front wheel is properly tightened when it makes an imprint on your hand as you push the lever into the closed position. See your user guide for details.
- We recommend you take your stroller to a designated BOB dealer for periodic inspection and service, or call our Customer Service team with questions.
So Fresh and So Clean
A clean and well-maintained BOB Stroller will allow your family to explore the world for years to come!