Maintaining Your Mobility Scooter in The Winter
As the weather gets colder as we approach the winter months there are extra steps you need to take to protect your mobility scooter.
Here are some important things to consider this winter:
If you store your mobility scooter somewhere outside and exposed to the elements then you should purchase a cover to keep it protected. These can be found online and are universal, so they can fit all different types and sizes of mobility scooters.
Here is a link to the mobility scooter cover that we sell - Universal Waterproof Mobility Scooter Cover.
Most mobility scooters are showerproof, but not many are fully waterproof so you should be aware of this when using your scooter in the winter, especially during rainy periods.
To protect your mobility scooter from damage, make sure you know whether it is shower proof or waterproof, and take necessary precautions such as purchasing a cover. This means you will never be caught off guard.
You’ll want to be comfortable yourself, so we recommend wearing thermal and waterproof clothing. You can purchase scooter ponchos that keep you and the scooter dry at the same time.
We recommend always checking the forecast before you head out. If the weather conditions are going to be extreme, such as high winds, ice or snow, it’s worth considering not taking the scooter out at all.
Although servicing isn’t always necessary, it’s worth getting your mobility scooter serviced at least once a year, particularly in the winter months.
The retailer you purchased the scooter from might offer servicing, but if they don’t then there will likely be a local mobility shop near you that can check it for you.
You should clean your mobility scooter often in the winter to remove dirt, oil and salt. Even a small journey to the shops may leave your scooter dirty, so it’s important to stay on top of cleaning it to prevent damage and erosion to metal parts.
The conditions in winter can make the roads and pavements slippery, so ensuring your tyres are damage free and pumped up properly will keep you safe whilst out on your journeys. Look for any signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary.