Close
  • Skis and Snowboards
    • Bindings
      • Ski Bindings
        • Adult Ski Bindings
        • Junior Ski Bindings
        • Binding Hardware
      • Snowboard Bindings
        • 540
        • Arbor
        • Burton
        • Salomon
        • Flow
        • Flux
        • Nitro
        • Raiden
        • Rome
        • Rossignol
        • Switchback
        • TechNine
        • Union
    • Boots
      • Ski Boots
        • Men's Ski Boots
        • Women's Ski Boots
        • Junior Boots
      • Snowboard Boots
        • Kid's Boots
        • Men's Snowboard Boots
        • Women's Snowboard Boots
      • Snow Boots
    • Skis
      • Men's Skis
        • Skis by Year
        • Skis by Brand
      • Women's Skis
        • Skis by Year
        • Youth Skis
        • Skis by Brand
      • Youth Skis
        • Boys Skis
      • Ski Packages
    • Ski Poles
      • 4frnt
      • Armada
      • Atomic
      • Joystick
      • K2
      • Line
      • Rossignol
      • Salomon
      • Scott
      • Volkl
    • Snowboards
      • Kids Snowboards
      • Men's Snowboards
        • Snowboards by Brand
        • Snowboards by Year
      • Women's Snowboards
        • Snowboards by Brand
        • Snowboards by Year
    • Snowskates
    • Mounting & Waxing
  • Apparel
    • Men's
      • Boardshorts
      • Sweatshirts
        • Dakine
        • New Arrivals
      • Hoodies & Sweatshirts
        • 4frnt
        • 686
        • Airblaster
        • Armada
        • Betty Rides
        • Crab Grab
        • CYL
        • Dakine
        • Dragon
        • DWD
        • Elm
        • FD Wear
        • Full Tilt
        • Getboards
        • Grenade
        • High Society
        • Holden
        • Howl
        • I Ride Sideways
        • Killn The Game
        • Jiberish
        • K2
        • L1
        • Liberty
        • Line
        • Moment
        • Neff
        • Nine22
        • Men's Sweatshirts
        • New Arrivals
        • Nomis Hoodies
        • Oakley
        • Orage
        • Rip Curl
        • Rome
        • Saga
        • Salomon
        • Sandbox
        • Sessions
        • Siver Cartel
        • Ski Punx
        • Technine
        • TGR
        • Under Armour
        • Union
        • Vans
      • Jackets
        • 686
        • Airblaster
        • Armada
        • Analog
        • Ashbury
        • Burton
        • Capita
        • Crab Grab
        • Dakine
        • DWD
        • Flylow
        • Grenade
        • Howl
        • IRS
        • Jiberish
        • L1
        • Line
        • Neff
        • Nomis
        • Oakley
        • Orage
        • Rome
        • Saga
        • Sessions
        • Spacecraft
        • Under Armour
        • Vans
      • Layering
      • Long Sleeve & Flannels
      • Pants
        • Men's Snow Pants
        • Men's Streetwear Pants
      • Sweatpants
      • Tees
        • 4frnt
        • Airblaster
        • Armada
        • Ashbury
        • Bern
        • Betty Rides
        • CYL
        • Dakine
        • Discrete
        • Dragon
        • Elm
        • Ezekiel
        • FD Wear
        • Full Tilt
        • Getboards
        • Grenade
        • Helly Hanson
        • Holden
        • Jiberish
        • Joystick
        • K2
        • Killn The Game
        • L1
        • Liberty
        • Line
        • Matchstick
        • Neff
        • New Arrivals
        • Nomis
        • Oakley
        • Orage
        • Planks
        • POW
        • Rome
        • Rossignol
        • Saga
        • Sessions
        • Siver Cartel
        • Ski Punx
        • Spacecraft
        • Technine
        • TGR
        • Under Armour
        • Union
        • Vans
      • Vests
    • Women's
      • Bandanas
      • Beanies
      • Belts
      • Dresses
      • Hats
      • Jackets
      • Layering
      • Pants
      • Tshirts
      • Women's Tshirts
      • Swim
      • Sweatshirts
      • Socks
    • Youth
      • Kids Snow Pants
      • Youth Jackets
  • Accessories
    • Accessory Cases
      • GoPro® / POV Cameras
    • Belts
    • Protection
    • Backpacks
      • Hydration
    • Beanies
    • Belts & Suspenders
    • Boot Bags
    • Duffle Bags
    • Face Masks
    • Gloves
    • Goggles
      • Airblaster
      • Anon
      • Ashbury
      • Dragon
      • Electric
      • Sabre
      • Shred
      • Oakley
      • Salomon
      • Sandbox
      • Scott
      • Smith
      • Spy
    • Hats
    • Headphones
    • Helmets
    • Wrist Guards & Protection
    • Purses & Totes
    • Shoes
    • Ski Bags
    • Snowboard Bags
    • Socks
    • Stickers
    • Stomp Pads
    • Sunglasses
    • Tools & Tuning
    • Movies
      • Skate Dvds
      • Ski Dvds
      • Snowboard Dvds
    • Wallets
    • Watches
  • Closeouts
    • Accessories
      • Bags/ Backpacks
      • Belts, Scarfs, Bandanas
      • Cases & Wallets
      • Gloves
      • Goggles
        • Dragon
        • Oakley
      • Headphones
      • Helmets
      • Shoes
      • Socks
      • Tuning Supplies
    • Bindings
    • Boots
    • Eyewear
      • Sunglasses
      • Anon Goggles
      • Dragon Goggles
      • Oakley Goggles
      • Scott Goggles
      • Smith
      • Spy Goggles
    • Headwear
      • Beanies
      • Hats/Caps
    • Jackets
      • Men's Jackets
      • Women's Jackets
    • Helmets
    • Movies
    • Pants
    • Ski Poles
    • Skis
    • Sweatshirts
      • Men's Sweatshirts
      • Women's Sweatshirts
    • Swim
    • Snowboards
    • Tshirts
      • 4frnt Tshirts
      • Anon Tshirts
      • Armada Tshirts
      • Bern
      • Betty Rides Tshirts
      • Dakine Tshirt
      • Dragon Tshirts
      • Elm
      • Full Tilt
      • Getboards Tshirts
      • Grenade
      • Helly Hansen Tshirts
      • Jiberish
      • Joystick Tshirts
      • Liberty Tshirts
      • Line Tshirts
      • Neff
      • Nomis
      • Orage Tshirts
      • Rossignol Tshirts
      • Saga
      • Sessions Tshirts
      • Siver Cartel Tshirts
      • SPX Tshirts
      • TGR Tshirts
      • Women's
      • Youth
  • Rentals
Site Information

How to Clean Your Skateboard's Bearings and Why it is Important

Posted on

At GetBoards.com, we are proud to be a different kind of skateboard shop online. Not only do we offer a variety of skateboards for you to choose from, but we also want to help you to keep your board in great shape for as long as possible. That is why we will be talking about cleaning your skateboard bearings in this article. 

Why cleaning your bearings is important.

Over time, your skateboard's bearings can get a buildup of gravel, dirt and muck on them that can really slow you down. By cleaning your bearings regularly, you can help to increase the lifespan of your board, plus you will be able to enjoy a smoother boarding experience. 

How to clean skateboard bearings:

  1. Remove the bearings from their shield - In all likeliness, your bearings are protected by a shield that will need to be removed in order for you to clean them.  Most shields are held into place with a ring clip, and all you have to do is gently remove the clip with a pin and then slide the bearing out. This shouldn't take much effort, and you shouldn't force anything.
  2. Spray the bearings out with brake cleaner - Brake cleaner is a great option because it won't leave a film and it has an easy-to-use nozzle. Hold your bearings over a bucket and spray the brake cleaner around the edges of your bearings. 
  3. Dry the bearings - Grab a clean towel to get the excess brake cleaner off of your bearings, and finish drying them with a can of compressed air.