Taking care of your mobility scooter is incredibly important to ensure it lasts for a long time. This is especially true if you are living in a part of North Queensland like Townsville which experiences extreme weather annually.
Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mobility Scooter
When living in a place like Townsville there is a lot to be aware of when maintaining and taking care of your mobility scooter. At Equip U we have written some helpful tips for you to be mindful of.
This is one of the most important care methods. Ideally, you should be able to store your mobility scooter indoors to keep it out of the sun, wind, rain, hail, and anything else that may damage it. If you are living somewhere like Townsville, you should also keep in mind that sea air can corrode its materials.
If you are not able to use any undercover storage, you should buy a cover to protect your scooter as much as possible from the elements.
Another important part of maintenance is to check your tires. This includes making sure that the tread on the tires is not too worn and that the inflation of the tires is at the correct pressure following the manufacturers directions. Doing this will ensure that your tires last a long time.
It is crucial that you are mindful of the battery life of your scooter. If you want to ensure healthy battery life, there are a few things you can do. Including charging your battery regularly, only using approved batteries, and turning off your scooter when it is not being used.
Cleaning is one of the simplest yet best methods you can employ to increase the longevity of your mobility scooter. Cleaning it as often as possible will go a long way in maintaining the quality of your scooter.Dust – Getting dust and dirt on your scooter is going to happen constantly. However, it is important that all dirt and dust get cleaned regularly. If it is not cleaned from your scooter it could lead to functionality issues. Enough dirt and dust can impact the workings of the motor of your scooter. It may also cause a negative impact on your controls.
Surfaces – You should also try to keep all surfaces clean. When you are cleaning the surface, you should avoid using liquid cleaning products since the liquid can be dangerous when in proximity to electronics. After cleaning the surfaces, it is important to dry them afterwards.
Insurance and servicing
You should have your scooter insured in case something happens and it needs to be repaired or replaced. You should be going in for services as frequently as possible and at a minimum every 12 months.
Meet The Local Experts Who Specialise In Mobility
At Equip U, we see a disability as a possibility and have made it our mission to go above and beyond the standard offerings from other retailers who stock devices and tools to improve mobility.
Our point of difference is that we don’t just stock mobility scooters and other accessories, but we also offer in-home trials to residents who live in Queensland. We believe that access to these types of products shouldn’t be limited based on where you live, and being NDIS registered, we can provide funding options as well.
Ultimately, it’s our mission to work with you to bring your vision for improved mobility to life. Should you have any queries about the types of products we offer or how they work, or would like to schedule a free at home product demonstration, please get in touch with us today.