If you have a mobility scooter, then having a checklist can help you keep your scooter in proper working condition. Unlike cars or other motor vehicles that will tell you when something is wrong, a mobility scooter does not. A checklist can help you make sure you are looking for anything that may be wrong. If you are interested in learning how to keep your scooter working and what you should be looking out for, continue reading.  

Charge the Batteries 

The best thing you can do to make sure that your batteries are working properly and have the longest life span possible is to never let them reach a low level. It is a good idea to charge your batteries after using your device no matter how long you have used it for. In other words, keep your battery as fully charged as possible and if you plan to travel and therefore leave it in storage, make sure that the battery is turned off. 

Keep Your Scooter Clean 

This might be a no brainer tip, but it is an important one. By keeping your mobility scooter clean, you will make sure there is no dirt or grime that could impact the ability of your scooter. To clean your scooter, take rubbing alcohol and mix it with water on a slightly damp wash cloth and carefully wipe down your device.  

Avoid Moisture 

There are some scooters designed to cope with water, however, it is generally not advised to go over puddles, wet grass or other wet terrain. This is because once water gets into the wheels of your scooter it can create some damage. If you are looking to get the most out of your scooter, then try to stay away from any type of water, moisture or high levels of humidity to avoid your scooter from rusting.  

Don’t Overstress the Motor 

The next tip is to not put added stress on your motor. The most common way you can overstress your motor is by adding more weight to it than the limit suggests. If you plan to carry groceries or any luggage with you, know the weight it will put you at to ensure you do not go over the weight capacity.  

Another way you can stress your motor is by taking it up an incline that is too much for your chair. If you take your scooter up a driveway with an incline or a sidewalk with a slope, you can actually make your motor work harder and, therefore, overstress your motor.  

Check Tires 

Just like how you should get your car tires checked, you should also check the tires of your mobility scooter. This will ensure there are no current problems nor problems that could come up in the future. Also, the air pressure of the tires should be at optimum levels so your scooter can work properly.  

Making sure your scooter is well looked after and taken care of will ensure you will be able to use it for as long as possible. Following these tips will help keep your scooter working properly. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.