There are many different ways you can do to make sure that your mobility scooter will remain in its top form all the time, for the longest possible time. Each scooter is uniquely different from many others. This is the reason why you need to follow the user manual and recommendations of the manufacturer with respect to the proper use and care for this type of mobility equipment.
For one, keeping your mobility scooter squeaky clean at all times is important for several reasons.
It will not only give your scooter a pleasant and dazzling appearance, but making it a habit to keep your scooter clean all the time is an effective preventive measure against dust, dirt, and grit. Regular cleaning will keep them from getting lodged into the moving parts of your scooter.
If going through the rain or exposure to water is inevitable for you and your scooter, make sure that you dry it as quickly as possible. This will help tarry the outset of premature rust on its exposed steel components and parts. You can probably find local wet weather protective covering to your scooter. Such protective covering for your mobility equipment will not just keep your machine completely dry but it will also protect you, the user, from water.
A mobility type of scooter comes with several components and one of the most important of which is the battery. They can be gel-based or can come in sealed lead-acid. These types of batteries require proper recharging of its power after each and every time they are significantly used.
All mobility equipment for this type of scooter comes to the market with a guideline indicating for how long their batteries will have an optimal use, which can only be made possible if they can keep them properly charged.
A 12 hour initial charging time for brand new mobility type of scooter is necessary, or the first time that you have it. The common error of many, which is kind of avoidable, is not letting their equipment get fully charged of its power and sometimes even letting it get drained of its energy which is detrimental to the battery.
If you happen to have an electric mobility type of scooter, chances are high they come with an inertia braking system. This will allow the scooter to come to a halt naturally the moment that you ease off the power.
Before you even embark on a journey, we highly recommend that you test out everything to see to it that all components are working okay and good. The first thing you need to have an eye on is seeing if your scooter is not at all set to freewheel. The majority of scooters come with a lever around the rear wheel, this will set your scooter into its freewheel mode.
With the freewheel mode of a scooter, you can move it around pretty easily without power. But this also indicates that there is no way you can put a stop to it. To make it safer to use, this type of scooter won’t start if its freewheel mode is engaged, by the way, it is still worth checking.
If you have made certain that your scooter is properly set up, test it out and see to it that it will stop correctly. Until then, you are ready to set out on your journey. As for your batteries, we highly recommend that you get your brakes serviced. Ideal for this would be once a year by a licensed professional, who has the proper qualifications in making sure they are working well.
Scooters for greater mobility are intended for use by people with infirmity, they are invaluable to them, which some unscrupulous individuals will steal when given the opportunity or chance. To prevent this from happening, see to it that you never leave it on your scooter. This is the most effective way to keep this piece of equipment safe from potential thieves that are just skulking around.
The vast majority of electric mobility types of scooters found in the market today are usually equipped with a detachable kind of seat. For safety reasons, nobody who is in the right frame of mind would find it acceptable that their seat is kind of loose. So, before you even take it out and about, make it a habit to give it a firm waggle so you know that it is stable and properly attached.
Make It a Habit to Read the Manual
This is one of those things that are easier said than done. One may even think that this point is kind of out of place here in a list of maintenance instructions. However, we are certain that you will learn a great deal about your scooter just by reading the instruction manual that it came with.
The manual itself will tell you the proper maintenance schedule you need to have for your mobility scooter, and by paying attention and heeding manufacturer advice you save yourself considerable amounts of money and time.