The more you take care of your QOD, the more it will take care of you. Many of the repair requests we receive for the QOD stem from issues caused during transport, reckless use on the course, and not taking the time to keep the cart clean, lubricated, and tightened.
Take two minutes at the end of every round to wipe down the wheels and body of the QOD with a golf towel or damp cloth.
If dirt, mud, or grass builds up along the ends of the sliding tubes, you can pick away the debris with a golf tee. If necessary, you can wipe the entire tube off with a towel, but remember you are also wiping off the lubricant. Therefore, if you do this, we recommend re-lubricating the tubes with a “synthetic grease” in either a spray or gel form. DO NOT USE WD-40 as it will ultimately make the tubes even more dry.
If you find dirt or debris stuck in between the wheels and the caddy body, you can easily take the wheels off to clean the axle peg and the wheels bearings. Simple compress the metallic pin extending out from the wheel hub caps and pull the wheel off its axle. When finished, simply compress the pin again and push it back onto the axle until you heard the pin click into place onto the axle.
Important: Never power-wash your caddy. Spraying the caddy with any kind of water pressure may cause water to enter the main housing of the caddy and short-circuit the electrical components. To clean your QOD, simply wipe down with a wet cloth or golf towel.
If you find your wheels getting “sticky” or loud over time, you can remove the wheels and add a lubricant like WD-40 to the bearings to make the wheels turn more smoothly and quietly.
However, never use WD-40 as a lubricant on the tubular axle shafts as this compound will ultimately leave the tubes drier and “stickier” than when they first started. If you want to re-lubricate the sliding tubes, you can clean dry with a rag, and then apply a spray or get “synthetic lubricant" - we use a brand called Super Lube.
If you find any of the locking levers or knuckles becoming loose, you can tighten them as necessary. Each lever is spring loaded and has a 13mm bolt, with a 13mm nut on the opposite side, and a 14mm Dome cap nut securing it in place on the outside. Secure the bolt head in place with one wrench, then loosen the dome cap nut on the opposite side. Then, adjust the nut inside of the dome cap nut to either tighten it or loosen it to your preferred tension level. Then tighten the dome cap nut against the inside nut and you are good to go.
If either the top bag support or lower bag support become loose at any time, you can also easily tighten these by securing the bolt head on one side and tightening the nut on the other.