Tips For Maintaining Your Mobility Scooter

Regardless of whether you are renting or have purchased your mobility scooter from a company like Wheelchair Haven Inc., you are going to want to make sure that you keep it in as good shape as possible to extend its life and ensure that you are able to get your entire deposit back. Here are some steps that you need to follow in order to maintain your mobility scooter.

1. Understand How Your Battery Works

The first thing that you are going to need to do to make sure that your mobility scooter continues to function properly is to understand exactly how your battery works. If you do not recharge your battery correctly, then you are going to reduce the total amount of power that your scooter has access to, which can make using it more difficult. Look at your manufacturer's guide and check to see if you need to use your battery fully before you charge it or if you can charge it every night even if you have not used up all of the power that is left. Checking this will allow you to maintain the full life of the battery. 

2. Get Rid of Abrasive Particles

The next factor that you will want to check for is any abrasive particles such as dust and dirt. To clean the outside of your mobility scooter, all you need to do is take a soft cloth and get it wet. Then, wipe down the outside of your scooter, including around where the battery is stored and underneath your scooter. You should do this once or twice a week depending on how often you go off-roading with your mobility scooter. You also need to use compressed air to clear out any of the parts inside of the scooter.

By removing any abrasive particles, you will ensure that the mechanisms inside and outside the scooter do not suffer larger amounts of friction than they are designed to deal with. This means that you will be able to use your scooter for its full life expectancy.

3. Make Sure Your Tires Have the Right Air Pressure

Finally, you are going to want to make sure that your tires have the right level of air pressure. This is because you could damage the tires if they do not have the right air pressure and force the power mechanism inside the scooter to have to overcompensate. This will wear out the motor more quickly and cause you to have to replace it sooner than you would ordinarily have to. By making sure that there is proper air pressure in the tires, you can avoid this problem.

For more information, talk to the company that sold or rented you the mobility scooter.