It does not seem like the extremely cold weather we have been having will be easing up any time soon. We would therefore like to highlight the importance of the maintenance and storage of your mobility scooter. The correct storage of your mobility scooter during the winter months will help ensure that it is ready to go whenever you would like to use it and save you money from unnecessary bills.
Here at More Than Mobility We have Created Some Useful Tips On How To Keep Your Mobility Scooter In Tip Top Condition:
We recommend that you regularly clean your mobility scooter after you use it in order to get rid of any mud, oil or salt that may have been picked up during your travels. This will help to delay any erosion that might occur like rust on metal. Cleaning your mobility scooter can also uncover any hidden faults or cracks.
Due to the bad and wet weather we have during winter, we recommended that you check your tyres for signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary. If your mobility scooter has pneumatic tyres you should ensure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure, which will help to give you added grip in slippery conditions.
It’s important that your get your mobility scooter serviced each year. We recommend that you do this before the winter to prevent any problems and ensuring that it is safe and reliable to use whatever the weather. If you would like us to organise a service please call us on 0800 046 3949.
If you can only store your mobility scooter outside we recommend that you get a cover for it to protect it from the unpredictable weather. Here at More Than Mobility, we stock a wide range of scooter storage covers which are designed to be easy to use and are fully waterproof and are ideal for outside storage. You can check out our Scooter & Wheelchair Accessories page.
If your mobility scooter’s battery can be removed it is a good idea to bring it inside during the winter. Cold and frosty conditions can degrade the life of the battery, those batteries which cannot be removed are usually tested in extreme conditions so should be fine to be left outside.
We recommend that you regularly check your mobility scooter batteries (especially if you have been a little lax with your battery charging protocol over the winter) – the number of calls relating to batteries that won’t start goes through the roof as soon as the weather improves. Our mobility scooter batteries start from as little as £45 for a pair.
When you are going out and about do try and leave your battery charging until the last moment if you can. The cold conditions can reduce the range of your battery considerably, but leaving them on to charge will ensure a warm battery, which can help.
Out and about
Here at More Than Mobility we want you to travel comfortably in your mobility scooter, especially during the colder months. Wearing thermal and waterproof clothes will ensure that you are comfortable during your journey, and seat covers will ensure that your seat stays in good condition for years to come. High visibility clothing is also advised so that you are easily seen by other people during the darker days / nights. For more information on our range of scooter accessories and clothing http://www.morethanmobility.com/Scooter-Accessories.html
Finally, please check the weather forecast before taking a journey and don’t take any unnecessary risks when it comes bad weather conditions.
The More Than Mobility Team