Medical Mobility Scooter Maintenance

What You Should Know About Medical Mobility Scooter Maintenance

You may have had your medical mobility scooter for some time now and are wondering exactly what you need to do to keep it in good working order. Your scooter has likely become an indispensable part of your life so it only makes sense to look after it.

The first thing to be aware of is that regular servicing will prolong the life of the scooter. It may be possible for the technician to undertake the service at your home to ensure you will not be without your mobility scooter for a long period of time.

If you do only one other thing in addition to regular servicing make sure to regularly and fully charge your battery.  Upon returning home or before going to bed make sure to plug in the battery and get a full charge.  This will not only extend the life of the battery but will ensure that the scooter is ready to go when you are.  Not fully charging the battery will make the scooter sluggish and could leave you moving at a crawl or perhaps even stranded far from home. Certainly, if you are always on the go and own a portable scooter ensuring you charge the battery fully at every opportunity becomes even more important.

It is also a good idea to frequently check the tires on your medical mobility scooter. Of course, a flat tire can leave you stranded.  It is a good idea to check for punctures or anything wedged into the grooves of the tires. Also, with time tires can become discolored or cracked which can be a sign that the tires have begun to degrade due to exposure to the elements and regular wear and tear. A number of scooters have solid tires which eliminate the risk a flat tire presents.

If ever in doubt do not be afraid to discuss scooter maintenance with the company from which you purchased the scooter.  As well, it is a good idea to spend some time carefully reading the owners manual which will often have useful tips and advice on how to maintain your scooter.

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