How To Care For Your Mobility Scooter

How To Care For Your Mobility Scooter

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It is important to take good care of your mobility scooter to ensure that you can get the maximum benefits and lifetime out of your scooter. 

Storage 

You should make sure to store your mobility scooter in a suitable place that is safe, secure and dry. If it isn’t possible to store the scooter indoors, then you can purchase a generic cover that will fit most scooters to keep it protected. The scooter will need to be charged overnight if it is being used daily, so it will need to be stored near a plug socket. 

When leaving the scooter in public places we advise that you remove the battery so that the scooter is unusable. 

Tyres 

Here are some important things to remember to check on your tyres: 

  • Check regularly for wear and tear.
  • Tyre pressure. 

Tyres can be professionally serviced to check for wear, inflation, tread and damage. 

Batteries 

Here are our top tips to keep your maximise the health and lifetime of your batteries: 

  • To keep the batteries healthy, they should be charged daily. If you aren’t using your scooter daily, then you should still charge the battery occasionally to ensure that it doesn’t lose charge capacity over time. 
  • It’s always a good idea to have a spare battery and rotate the use of them so that you can ensure you always have sufficient battery, and that no battery is going without being charged for prolonged periods which may affect the battery health. 
  • If you notice that the scooter is going slower than usual, this could be an indication that the battery needs replacing. 
  • When the scooter isn’t in use, always turn it off. 
  • The only charger or batteries that should be used on the scooter is the one supplied to you. Using other chargers or batteries can damage the scooter and risks voiding the warranty. 

Cleaning

Taking your scooter out and about can leave it a little bit dirty. You should clean your scooter after using it with a cloth to remove any dirt.

Do not to use any liquid around electrical areas of the scooter to clean it as this might cause damage.

Disinfectant wipes can be used to keep the seat and armrests clean. 

Insurance 

Insuring your mobility scooter will give you peace of mind that it is protected if something goes wrong. Here at Betty and Bertie all of our scooters come with 12 months free insurance. To find out more, click here (https://bettyandbertie.com/pages/product-insurance) . 

Troubleshooting

If the scooter beeps when you turn it on, this may indicate that there is something wrong with the scooter. See the product manual for more information if you think there might be a problem.

 


4 comments


  • Taylor Abrams

    Last month, my aunt developed a foot disease caused by her diabetes which made her incapacitated to walking as much and as fast as she needs to be to function. Anyway, we’re all looking into buying her a mobility scooter by pitching in. Thanks for the reminder to be sure to keep your mobility scooter in a location that is adequate, safe, secure, and dry, and if storing the scooter indoors isn’t an option, you may buy a universal cover that will fit most scooters to keep it safe. https://www.sarasotamobilityscooters.com/


  • Don Ingram

    Hi, I’m seeking advice. I recently purchased a Zinnia mobility scooter in a private sale, the seller remarked that he was having problems with the remote control. This is no longer functioning, could you please advise on any possible repair/ replacement that I can do to resolve this issue. Thank you: Don Ing


  • Elaina D'Agostino

    Thanks for the advice about cleaning the mobility scooter every time it is used to remove any dirt. My grandma will be using hers daily, so I need to take note of this. Considering how she has asthma and a few allergies, I need to make sure her scooter never gets too dirty. https://allagespodiatry.com.au/shop/


  • Sam Andrews

    I applaud your effort in reminding us that charging the battery of our mobility scooter on a daily basis can maintain its longevity. My uncle wishes to buy something similar since his knees are getting weaker lately. I’ll ask him to consider this aspect when making a purchase later. https://www.medxchangestl.com/ofallon-scooter-repair


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