5 Mobility Scooter Maintenance Tips We Follow in Our Workshop
The general rule of thumb is the better you maintain your scooter, the better it will perform over time – It’s as simple as it sounds! We follow a number of maintenance tips in our workshop to make sure that every scooter we create is in tip-top condition. You can also use these guidelines to make sure your scooter is nurtured and looked after, so you can enjoy your mobility scooter for longer.
When you first bring your mobility scooter home it is important to follow these guidelines when it comes to your battery care:
- Charge your battery fully and then run them down a few times until the charger flashes red in order to achieve full capacity; you should repeat this approximately 10 times.
- By performing this, your battery’s capacity will increase with use and give your mobility scooter the optimum range as well as prolonging its life span!
Your battery is your source of power so it needs to be cared for.
- Always keep your batteries dry and clean, and away from damp environments.
- Charge your scooter batteries on a regular basis, usually between 8-10 hours at a time and especially after significant use.
- Remember to take it off charge when it’s when it’s fully charged, don’t leave it charging for longer than you have to; do not interrupt the charging process either by unplugging your battery before it’s fully charged.
- Only use the charger that you are supplied with.
- Always check the battery indicator before venturing out to make sure you have enough charge.
- During cold weather, be extra vigilant with your charging as the cooler temperature can make your battery lose its charge, leaving it at risk of decay; always charge in a location with regulated temperatures.
- If you go long periods of time without using your scooter, still remember to charge your battery at least once a month.
- Never let your batteries be completely depleted.
- Check your scooter’s manual to run by the correct battery maintenance.
In our workshop, we provide battery testing maintenance to ensure that every battery in our scooters are powered up and raring to go!
Keeping your mobility scooter spick and span not only keeps you looking sharp when you’re travelling, but also ensures that your scooter will run smoothly. Always remember to:
- Wash off any dirt and dust after every journey to avoid it entering the moving parts of your scooter and building up which can cause damage.
- Try to sidestep any puddles or wet areas when you are out and about so you keep your scooter as dry as possible to avoid rust.
- When it rains, use a scooter cover to not only keep you dry, but your scooter too!
Every scooter that comes into our workshop, leaves shiny and gleaming so you can enjoy a fresh, clean ride as well as a healthy one.
Your mobility scooter needs a good home and shelter is vital to keep it safe and well maintained. Whenever you are not using your mobility scooter, you should store it in a dry, clean and secure area. As well as this, storage covers come in handy as they keep the dust and rain off them, therefore preventing corrosion; they also protect your scooter from low temperatures, keeping it nice and cosy.
There are four different types of tyres that your mobility scooter may have and each have different maintenance requirements that need to be met for each:
- Pneumatic tyres – Filled with air, you need to make sure these are perfectly plump and do not have any signs of punctures.
- Solid tyres – These are completely solid which make it easier to manoeuvre over harder and versatile surfaces. You should check these for signs of wear and tear to make sure they are not too worn down.
- Filled tyres – A combination of both air and solid, they are puncture-proof and shock absorbing. You should check that these are not worn down and are filled with air to the optimum level.
- Deep tread tyres – With varying levels of tread to choose from, they offer greater grip on difficult terrain. You should check the tread depth on these regularly to ensure that they are not too worn down and a risk to your safety.
By inspecting these regularly, you can ensure that your set of wheels will get you around safely. With every tyre that we install on our scooters, we make sure it is of the best quality and in the best condition for every kind of journey and adventure. If you are unsure what types of tyres your scooter has, don’t hesitate to give us a call, we will be more than happy to help!
Underneath the body shell holds all the magic; all of the moving parts and mechanics, like the brakes and electric motor, are located here. These should not be forgotten about when it comes to maintenance, however, do not try and look at these yourself. A qualified engineer should run these checks during your scooter’s regular and annual service to make sure that everything is operating smoothly.
In our Wild & Wacky workshop, we undertake comprehensive servicing to make sure that you stay moving and mobile! Get in touch with us today to arrange a service appointment and we can guarantee that your beloved mobility scooter is in the safest hands with our Wild & Wacky expert technicians.