A jogging stroller is a big expense and a large investment in your health and well-being, as well as your child's future. It only makes sense to protect that investment by taking good care of your stroller so that you get the most use out of it.
Care Before Use
Check all hand brake cables for cracks, bubbles or dry spots. Replace any damaged cables. Test the brakes before you set out to use the stroller each time. The brakes should stop the stroller with little effort on the driver's part.
The back tires are pneumatic (air-filled), so you must check them for correct air pressure. The back wheels also have bearings that will need to be oiled occasionally. Keep the front and back wheels lined up and in good condition.
Care During Use ?
Never park the stroller behind the vehicle where you might back over it.
Use a tether to prevent a stroller from escaping and becoming damaged against a curb or vehicle. Put on the wheel's manual brake to keep the stroller in place while putting the children in and taking them out of the stroller.
Care After Use
Handle the stroller carefully. Do not throw it recklessly into the trunk of your car. Take the time to fold up the stroller correctly and stow it where it cannot be harmed by other items in the trunk.
Keep the seat emptied and clean between uses. Wipe the seat covers and trays with warm water and a small amount of a gentle soap like dish liquid. Rinse and dry carefully and thoroughly before storing.
Store in a clean dry place when not in use. Do not leave the stroller where pets or children can play on it. This type of wear and tear is too hard on the stroller and could damage expensive parts.
Store out of direct sunlight that will overheat the plastics and cause deterioration, fading and tears in the seat covers or canopies.
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