Mobility Scooter Service & Repair
Make your scooter go further with a service and repair
Mobility scooters are just like cars, they sometimes need a mobility scooter service and repair to ensure they’re safe. You’re about to find out the secret to keeping you mobility scooter like new and at peak performance. Of course if your mobility scooter breaks or a problem arises that you’re unsure of, it’s best to get in touch with your local mobility scooter store or the shop that you bought the scooter from for mobility scooter servicing. A mobility scooter breaking down is sure to put a damper on your day. With that in mind, the aim of this post is to advise on the best way to take care of your scooter. Helping your get into a routine that helps you make sure your scooter stays safe and reliable.
It Takes Two
Once you buy a mobility scooter, it’s your responsibility to take care of it and make sure you’re using it properly. The best way to ensure your scooter lasts as long as possible is by trying to prevent problems from happening before they get the chance. The worst thing you can do is neglect your scooter and leave it up to an engineer to fix. Keeping your scooter in check is a two sided effort, it’s not just the engineers responsibility to make sure your scooter is safe for travel.
What You Can Do
To minimise chances of a problem occurring with your scooter, here are some handy tips and regular checks you can conduct. This will ensure your scooter stays in good working order:
Look after your batteries
When it comes to scooters breaking down or not achieving their full range, the batteries are usually the culprit. You should take care of your batteries and keep them active by charging them for at least 8 hours after every use. If you’re not using your scooter, you should be charging your mobility scooter batteries at least once per week. Don’t worry about over charging the batteries as most mobility scooters these days have an auto switch-off mechanism for safety.
Be mindful of where you’re travelling
You should always be gentle with your scooter and try to avoid rough and uneven terrain at all costs. If you have a portable scooter with solid tyres, try to avoid cobbles and muddy tracks. Know your scooters limits in order to keep it stable, clean and dry.
Store your scooter safely
When storing your scooter overnight, be mindful of keeping it dry and as warm as possible. It’s ideal to have a shed for your scooter if it’s a larger scooter. If you have a folding or portable scooter, you should make an effort to bring it inside away from damp and keep the batteries warm (batteries can deteriorate in cold temperatures)
Conduct regular checks
It’s best practice to check your mobility scooter before and after each use. Make a checklist to ensure your scooter is safe for travel and isn’t damaged since the last time you used it. If your scooter’s caked in mud, it’s best to try and give it a clean to stop the mud causing decay.
What to check for: Loose parts, damage to tyres, beeping, battery cutting on and off, dirt in mechanism
For road scooters check: lights & indicators.
What The Engineers Can Do
If any problems arise with your scooter, even if it seems minor. Get in touch with your local mobility store and ask them about a mobility scooter service and repair. It’s always best to do this no matter how trivial the problem may seem because your safety is paramount. Talking to an engineer as soon as possible also reduces the risk of problems getting worse, so it’s something we recommend doing just in case.
Conduct thorough testing
An engineer can conduct thorough testing on your scooter to ensure it’s safe and ready for use. They can conduct a full ‘MOT’ on your scooter once every 6-12 months. They will do a far better job of checking it than you would doing it yourself.
Engineers can repair punctures and even fill your tyres with a soft puncture-proof gel to prevent further punctures.
Replace parts on warranty
Most mobility scooters are sold with a warranty of at least 12 months. This warranty covers parts and should a part of your scooter require a mobility scooter service and repair, the engineers would be able to replace it for free.
Perhaps most importantly
Engineers can give advice on how to look after your scooter and even how to do some checks yourself. If you have any questions, just ask, they’re happy to help and there’s no better person to ask.
A professional valet will leave your mobility scooter looking brand new. It’s not vital but it can help make you feel better and give your scooter a new lease of life. Whether you’re planning on selling it, or it’s just looking a bit tired, this is without a doubt the best way to make your scooter look new and sparkly.