MOBILITY SCOOTER MAINTENANCE

Your mobility scooter will stay in good working order longer if you keep it well maintained and get it serviced regularly. Follow the manufactures manual to see what the requirements for service and maintenance are, to keep your scooter in good working condition. This will also be required to validate any warranty you may have.


SERVICE

To ensure that your mobility scooter is kept in good working order and safe to use, 

a regular service is required. It is recommended that you have your mobility scooter serviced every year,

especially if it is used on the road. An annual service is usual but you manual will tell you how regular a proper service should be done for your model. 

Many of the key working parts of a mobility scooter are hidden beneath the body shell and require specialist knowledge and tools to access. 

It is important to remember that a mobility scooter still has critical safety elements such as brakes which need to be checked. 

This is even more important on class 3 scooters that are used on the road at high speeds.

Therefore, it is important to keep up to date with maintenance and routine checks


WEATHER PROTECTION

In wet weather it’s a good idea to have protective covers for yourself and your scooter to stay dry. Storage covers are handy for keeping the dust and the rain off your scooter whilst not in use. Scooter stores have a more rigid frame and will stand up to being left out in more adverse weather conditions. These stores have security features so that you can keep your scooter safe. 

Wash off any dirt and dust as soon as you can. Keep your scooter as dry as possible this will help prevent rust. 



BATTERY'S

It is important to look after your mobility scooter battery.  

The batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently. Always adhere to the battery manufacturers guidelines;

they typically recommend charging between 8 and 10 hours at a time.

When the scooter is not in use, the batteries will gradually lose their charge and could decay if they are left in a discharged state. 

You should therefore be especially vigilant about keeping them charged during the winter months. Always make sure you have enough battery power for your trip before you set off!

Don’t forget that travelling up hills and using your lights will use up more battery power



TYRES

 

  • Pneumatic tires are pumped up with air, and can be punctured. If you are using pneumatic tires, regularly inspect them for punctures and wear and tear. Punctures can sometimes be repaired without needing a whole new tire. These provide a smoother ride. 
  • Solid tires cannot be punctured, but often mean that you feel the ride is harder you may feel more jolts as you go over stones or curbs.  However, it may make it easier to man oeuvre on some surfaces. 
  • Filled tires are puncture-proof. They are a compromise between solid and pneumatic tires. They are made of an open cell rubber compound to help with shock absorption.  
  • Deep tread tires are available with different levels of tread. The deeper the tread the greater the grip and stability on the curbs,slopes and other difficult terrain. 

All tires will wear and tear, inspect them regularly to cheek they are still safe.