Having a mobility scooter is the perfect tool for getting around like you used to, and there are many ways in which you can preserve the life of your scooter and keep it well-maintained. Lincoln Mobility gives all of its clients the best tips for getting the most out of their mobility scooters so they can have many mobile years ahead of them.
Follow these six tips to get the most out of your scooter:
- Battery Maintenance: With your new scooter, it is imperative that you keep on top of the maintenance schedule for your batteries. Be sure to ask Lincoln Mobility when you get your mobility scooter about the battery type and maintenance schedule. Some batteries need to be discharged completely before recharging while others should be charged as frequently as possible
- Cleaning: Keep a clean scooter by washing the surface with a soft, damp cloth often. For heavy duty cleaning, consult Lincoln Mobility about what cleaners are appropriate to use for your scooter. Don’t forget about the area around the battery terminals and the underside of the scooter.
- Avoid Moisture: While walkers and braces can get away with a little moisture, mobility scooters should be kept dry. Avoid going out in the rain or extreme temperatures with your scooter. If you must store your scooter outdoors, consider investing in a wet weather tarp and other accessories to protect your scooter.
- Tire Maintenance: Pneumatic tires’ air pressure should be regularly checked. This will ensure a smoother ride and prevent problems with your tires that could lead to early replacement.
- Inspection: While you may be doing your best at maintaining your mobility scooter, it’s important to get regular inspections by the professionals at your local repair shop. Yearly inspections will help you to pinpoint problems that may not be evident to you during your routine maintenance.
Taking care of your mobility scooter is the best thing you can do to ensure it has a long life. If you recently purchased a scooter from Lincoln Mobility and have questions regarding proper maintenance, don’t hesitate to call at (402) 421-8800. You can also visit their website for a full list of products and services.