How To Care For Your Mobility Scooter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) .
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.