Spring Cleaning Tips: Why Maintenance Matters!
Posted by Susan T. on May 17th 2023
Properly maintaining and cleaning your mobility equipment is essential for both your safety and comfort. Although it may seem like a tedious task, taking good care of your mobility scooter can significantly extend its lifespan, while also ensuring you get the most out of your purchase.
First, make sure to always check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to maintain your specific model of mobility scooter. This will provide guidelines on things such as what lubricants and grease should be used, when batteries should be charged etc.
Additionally, having an overall understanding of the different components that make up your scooter is important in order to ensure proper maintenance. The main components are usually: tires/wheels, steering column, handlebars, drivetrain, brakes, footplates, and display panel.
In order to keep the exterior of your scooter looking new, it’s important to clean it regularly. This can include wiping down the frame with a damp cloth or using a mild detergent solution. To prevent rusting, make sure to dry the surface thoroughly after cleaning. Any debris such as mud or dirt should be removed from any moving parts for them to work properly. Additionally, checking all nuts and bolts on a regular basis will help ensure everything is tightened securely and working correctly.
Safety should always be your top priority when maintaining your mobility equipment so make sure that you check all safety features often such as brakes, lights, and reflectors - these are especially important when travelling in low light conditions. Additionally, regularly checking the battery level is important to ensure your scooter will always have enough power for your journey.
It’s also a good idea to take your mobility scooter for servicing every six months or so. During these checkups, a qualified technician can go through all the components and give you advice on any necessary repairs or replacements that may be required. Doing so can help prevent breakdowns and keep you safe on the road.
At Mobility Masters, we believe that properly maintaining and cleaning your mobility equipment is essential for safety, comfort, and longevity. We offer an extensive range of mobility solutions from leading brands as well as professional servicing and maintenance services to make sure that your scooter is in top condition. Visit our website to explore the range or come visit us in-store and let us help you find the perfect mobility solution for your needs. You can also speak with our team at (800) 936-7006.