AIRBUGGY FOR PET

AIRBUGGY FOR PET

Air tire maintenance

Maintenance

Air tire maintenance

All the tires on our strollers are the same as bicycle tires. Air tires absorb shock from rough roads for a smooth ride. However, please maintain the tire pressure for the best use. Air tires need regular maintenance. It may seem like a little extra work compared to other strollers, but the extra care before going outside ensures a smooth ride.

AIR TUBE TIRE

Check tire pressure

Tire pressure is just right when the tire yield approximately 1cm while you pressed firmly with your thumb.

Tire pressure is too low if…

* If the tires are lack of elasticity and feels like it is sinking.
* The stroller will feel like as if the tires are dragged over the ground.
* The air valve is sinking into the tire, and the valve is facing straight up to the rim.

Tire pressure is too high if…

* The tension on the surface is too strong and tires lack elasticity.
* The stroller will feel like it is ‘sliding’ over the ground.

If air pressure is too high, adjust by pressing the center of the air valve gently with a fingertip to release air.
If air pressure is too low, adjust as described in “How to inflate tires” below.

How To inflate

The stroller is equipped with a portable air pump to inflate the tire when needed.
Tire needs to be reinflated every months. This is differ in the frequency by the environment you are in or the number of time you use.

ホースを回転させながらエアポンプから抜きます。
1

Remove the hose from the air pump with a twist.

ホースを回転させながらエアポンプに取りつけ、エアポンプ側のねじを回転させて締めます。
2

Twist the hose up to fit to the air pump, and turn the screw on the air pump to tighten up.

エアタイヤのバルブのキャップを、回転させながらはずします。
3

Twist the hose while fitting it to the air pump, and turn the screw on the air pump to tighten it.

ホースの先端を回転させながら、エアタイヤのバルブの先端に取りつけます。
4

Twist and fit the tip of the hose to the valve on the tire.

エアポンプの取っ手を操作して、エアタイヤに空気を入れます。
5

Push the handle of the pump to force air into the tire.

Points

* Tire pressure is just right if the surface of the tire yield approximately 1 cm when you pressed firmly with your thumb.
* A small amount of air is released from the tire when the hose is attached or removed.
* Use only the air pump provided to inflate tires. Other pump may cause a puncture.

Releasing air from tires

Check tire pressure if movement seems to be awkward (e.g. the tires of the stroller seem to be sliding over the ground) while pushing the stroller.
Lower the pressure as described below to improve the smoothness.

エアタイヤのバルブのキャップを、回転させながらはずします。
1

Twist and remove the valve cap on the tire.

エアタイヤのバルブ内部の中心にある突起を、ペンなどで押します。
2

Press the projection in the center of the air valve with a pointed stick or someting like a pen.

Position of the valves

A valve may sink into the tire if the stroller is used with low tire pressure.
Check the position of the valves before use. If a valve is in the wrong position, correct it as described below, and inflate the tire.

正しいバルブ位置

Correct valve position

バルブがエアタイヤに入りこんでいる

Air valve sunk into tire

バルブが外側に突きでている

Air valve is out from a right position

バルブの位置を直す
How to correct the position of the air valve

Release all the air from the tire, once you make a gap between the rim and the tire. Adjust the tire and the rim to the correct central position as shown in the drawing, and inflate the tire again.

Points

* If the valve cannot be pulled out, push it out from the back of the tire.
* The position of the valve may change if the stroller is used with low tire pressure. If the valve has sunk completely into the tire and cannot be pulled out, the tube must be replaced.

Central position of the tire

If the stroller is continuously used with low tire pressure, the tire may loose its central position on the rim, causing instability while pushing. If you feel some shakes of the stroller caused by anything other than the effects of the road surface and it becomes apparent while pusing, the tire may have been loosed from its central position. Correct the problem as described below, and inflate the tire pressure.

The correct central position

Off the center

Correcting the position of the tire on the rim

Release entire air from the tire to make a gap between the rim and the tire, adjust the tire and the rim to the correct central position as shown in the image, and inflate the tire again.

エアタイヤの中心を確認する
To check centering of the tire

Remove the tire and rotate the tire while holding the axle.

Points

* The tube may have been inflated off-center if the stroller vibrates even after the position of the tire on the rim.
* Release air from the tire and center the tube with the same procedure used to correct the position of the valve, and inflate the tire again.

Cares of your stroller

Cot

  • (1)Wipe with a damp cloth, and then wipe dry.
  • (2)Remove dog hair on the inside of the cot with a brush.
  • (3)Remove the bottom pad from the cot, and wipe with a damp cloth, and then wipe dry.

Note: Please avoid the use of chemical cleaners such as alchole or benzine because it may change the color of the fabric and leave a smell that your dog does not like. Same thing happens with the detergent, so please avoid using them as well.

Frame

An oxide film has been applied on the frame. Wipe with a damp cloth, and then wipe dry. If normal wiping is insufficient, wipe gently with a cloth dampened with a weak detergent. Wipe with a damp cloth to remove the detergent and then wipe dry.

Tires

Clean rims with a damp cloth, and then wipe dry.
Use the same method to clean the tires. Apply an oil-based lubricant spray to any sticky substances (e.g. gum) on the tires, and then remove it by wiping with a dry cloth.

Connections and joints

After the stroller has been in use for a long time, dust may be gathered in the tires and foot brake connections and also in folding joints. Use a pointed cotton swab to remove the dust and then spray a small bit of lubricant to those connections and joints.

Storage

  • (1)If you want to store your stroller in an exposed area to rain and wind, cover it with a cover such as a bicycle cover to prevent from exposure. The frame and joints will rust, if the stroller is not covered.
  • (2)Store the stroller either folded and put it in a flat space or store between other items and prevent from falling down. If you lean it against the wall, be careful with falling down and put it away from your lovely pets or your little kids.
  • (3)Air tires will gradually deflate over time. Inflate tire pressures before use if the stroller has been stored for a long period of time.

Support

Customer Support Information

The AirBuggy official website support contents provides both an easy to follow video manual that thoroughly explains the operation of the AirBuggy, and a digital manual readable on your computer or smartphone.

AIRBUGGY Support Desk

In order to provide a more smooth aftercare support, our company takes customer repair requests thorough our help desk window. Please don’t hesitate to call us.

フリーダイヤル 0120-98-1511

Business Hours: Weekdays 10:00 – 17:00