6 Routine Maintenance Tips for Mobility Scooters

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At Lincoln Mobility, we carry Pride, Drive Medical, Golden, and Invacare scooters in both travel and full-size models. Our every-day prices on scooters are lower than other stores’ sale prices, and we also have rental scooters available!

Scooters can provide you with years of excellent service, but only if they are maintained properly. These 6 tips can help you understand what to expect when you bring that scooter home:

(1) Battery maintenance.
Pay close attention to your batteries. Without them, your scooter becomes nothing more than a large, unwieldy paperweight. Ask your scooter dealer about your battery type, and make certain you know the proper maintenance schedule. Some batteries should be discharged completely before recharging, while others should be charged as often as possible.

(2) Simple cleaning.
Check your mobility scooter often for dust, dirt, and debris. Clean the outside of the scooter with a soft, damp cloth. Use appropriate cleaners for heavy-duty cleaning. Don’t forget to clean the area around the battery terminals and the underside of the scooter.

(3) Avoid moisture.
Keeping your mobility scooter dry goes a long way toward effective maintenance. Keep it out of the rain and avoid extreme temperatures. If you must store your scooter in an area that sometimes sees rain, such as a carport, invest in wet weather tarps and other accessories to provide adequate protection.

(4) Check the tires.
If your scooter has pneumatic tires, regularly check the air pressure in them. The proper air pressure will not only give you a smoother ride, it helps prevent problems with your tires that could lead to early replacement.

(5) Regular inspections.
No matter how diligent you are about keeping your scooter in good condition, there are things that you might not be able to handle on your own. Yearly inspections at your local repair shop can help you pinpoint problems with the scooter that you might not notice or know how to spot. However, if expensive repairs are recommended, don’t hesitate to talk to another repair shop for a second opinion and competing repair quote.

(6) Read the manual.
It seems like an easy step that doesn’t deserve to be in a list of maintenance instructions, but you might be surprised at how much you can learn if you take the time to read the manual that came along with your scooter. The proper maintenance schedule is usually spelled out clearly in the manual, and taking the manufacturer’s advice can save you a great deal of time.

Questions? Call us at (402) 421-8800! We carry a large selection of Dr. Comfort diabetic footwear and orthotics to help you maintain good foot health. Stop in today at 2655 S. 70th St., Suite A to view the large selection of scooters on our showroom floor! Our regular store hours are M-F 8:30-5:30 & SAT 9:00-1:00.

Source: Elder Care Link Website (http://www.eldercarelink.com/)

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Lincoln Mobility
2655 S. 70th St., Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 421-8800
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