6 Tips To Maintain Your Scooter
Author: Nicholas Sutedja Date Posted:13 February 2018
For many the mobility scooter is sometimes the only way that people can move with ease outside of their homes. It’s an important part of their life and perhaps some would say that their scooters are their legs.
Therefore it’s important that those scooters are maintained properly so that they can be used without any issues. Below are six tips on how to maintain your scooter.
1. Battery maintenance
Pay attention to your batteries because without them your scooter becomes nothing more than decoration.
Ask what battery type your scooter uses and know the maintenance schedule that it needs.
Be mindful that some batteries need to be discharged completely before recharging while you should charge others as often as possible.
Don’t overcharge your batteries, if you use your scooter regularly then charge it every night if not then charging it every week is recommended.
Make sure to clean your scooters regularly to make sure that it’s clear of any dust, dirt or debris. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the outside while appropriate cleaners should be utilized for heavy-duty cleaning. Ensure that the bottom of the scooter as well as around the battery terminal are cleaned.
3. Avoid moisture
Keep away form using the scooter when it is raining as moisture can cause rust on the scooter components, which you don’t want to happen. If you are in an area that regularly sees rain then invest in wet weather tarps and other accessories to provide adequate protection.
4. Check the tires
Regularly check the tires so that nothing unexpected happens. Check the air pressure and ensure that it’s at the appropriate level as that will help maintain your scooter and keep it going for longer.
5. Regular inspections
Even if you do all of the tips stated above and you are always careful there will always be something that you missed. Annual inspections at your local repair shop can help you pinpoint any problems that you might have missed or even tips on how to further maintain your scooter.
However if the maintenance is on a large scale or is quite expensive than its okay to take it to another shop for a second opinion.
As most scooters are made of plastic it’s expected that there would be tear and wear over time; that’s why it’s important to replace the bodywork if need be and a mobility repair shop can usually do that for you.
6. Read the manual
Yes it may seem like a simple thing to do, but it’s extremely important to read the manual. Not only will it tell you how to operate your scooter, but also how to maintain it and taking the advice of the manufactures is worth your time.
Take these tips and your mobility scooter will keep you going for a long time. However if you ever need to replace your scooter then AMS’ scooter range can get you back on the road and moving again.