In this article, we will be discussing how to fix a bent stroller wheel. How often does it happen that you are pushing your child around in the park and all of a sudden – there goes their favourite toy! Or they get too tired and want to stop for a break.
To make sure these things don’t happen, I always keep an eye on my kid’s surroundings and pick up any stray objects from the ground before they can reach them with their little hands. But sometimes I’m not quick enough or have too many things in my hands at once, which is when I need to rely on my trusty stroller.
How often should you replace stroller wheels?
The answer is as soon as the tires have worn down or become too hard. Two types of bearings can be found in a wheel: ball bearing and roller bearing.
Ball bearings are self-lubricating, and this is why you will usually find that most of the higher quality wheels contain these. Roller bearings are not as easy to replace because they require a little more work to get them out and then put back into place.
Regardless of its ball bearing or roller bearing type, every time your stroller tires show signs of wear, replace them with new ones.
Steps on How to Fix a Bent Stroller Wheel
Step 1. Make sure the wheels are free of dirt and debris.
Step 2. Use a lubricant, such as WD40 or olive oil (whatever is available to you), as it will help get beneath the bent metal by acting like a penetrant.
Step 3. Spray some onto an old rag and thoroughly wipe down all four sides of each wheel rim; this includes where they meet at the spokes. Then let them sit for about five minutes so that any excess liquid can be absorbed into the cloth.
Step 4. Take your hands and press firmly on both sides of one wheel to straighten out its shape before moving over to do the same with another wheel…and then repeat until done! You’ll know if you have been successful when you hear a loud “pop” when straightening the wheel.
Step 5. Now take a look at your stroller and push it from side to side while looking down, as this will help you notice if there is any imperfections or bumps in the metal that still need fixing.
Step 6. Repeat these steps until all four wheels are fixed and your stroller should be back to its original state!
How to Take the Wheels Off a 3D Lite Stroller
Place the stroller in an open space. Locate the wheel axle and loosen it from both sides by turning counterclockwise with a screwdriver or wrench (depending on your model).
Remove one side of the tires so they are not in contact with any surface, then remove the other tire as well. Pull out what remains of the axles and retain them for later use. Now you can take off all four wheels using this same method before continuing to step two!
How do you Replace Pram Wheels?
To replace pram wheels, you will need a screwdriver and some new screws. Start by unscrewing the existing broken bolts with your screwdriver while making sure to take note of how they are positioned with one another so that you can put them back on correctly later.
Once that is done, remove the wheel from the stroller frame then insert each bolt through its respective holes found around it before tightening them down again with your screwdriver. Next, repeat this process for all four wheels until complete!
How do I clean and sanitize a used stroller?
If you bring your used stroller to a store, we will give it the once-over and let you know if there is any damage. If so, that would be our priority when addressing cleaning and repairing it!
There are different levels of cleanliness–from just being on tables in an office building or retail environment all day long, to having food spills on them for hours at a time. How do I pick what level of “clean” my strollers need?
Soiled Strollers: These can have anything from dried milk stains inside cup holders to something more severe like vomit or urine (or worse!) with layers of crusted over dry messes stuck deep into fabric crevices. We recommend you call us for a quote and we’ll let you know if it is cost-effective to have them cleaned.
Dirty Strollers: These can be anywhere from stained fabric with evidence of spills, crumbs or dust built up in the cracks and crevices–to something more severe like dirt being ground into the seats by muddy shoes. How do I pick what level of “dirty” my strollers need?
If your dirty stroller needs are at the light end of things (i.e., just looking a lot better), we recommend our Deep Cleaning service which includes shampooing all fabric surfaces inside and out, clean any stains on hard surfaces throughout with pre-treatment agents where needed, wipe down wheels/tires, remove odours from fabric with safe products.
How long does it take to clean a dirty stroller?
It typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour for our Deep Cleaning service depending on the level of “dirty” in your strollers.
How do I make my child’s stroller smell better?
First off, try spraying the fabrics with something like Febreze or Ozium which are both made specifically to eliminate scents and bacteria that cause odour problems.
Secondarily, you can lightly spritz some vinegar (the kind used as a cleaner) onto the seats/fabric surfaces–voila!
How do you Deep Clean a Stroller?
There are several ways in which you can deep clean your stroller. For example, you could use baby wipes to wipe down the seat and bottom of it before vacuuming out any debris from around the frame with either a hose nozzle or an old toothbrush that has been dipped into some soapy water.
If there is more stubborn dirt on certain parts then using a mild dishwashing detergent should be applied before scrubbing away at it carefully with an old toothbrush or soft brush until shiny again!