Keeping your scooter or powered wheelchair safe and secure

If you rely on a scooter or a powered wheelchair, you already know how important they are for your mobility. So, it’s crucial to keep your product secure when you are not using it to ensure it’s safe and to reduce the risk of theft.

Don’t forgot your Scheme insurance and loss and damage protection requires that you lock and secure your scooter or powered wheelchair whenever it is left unattended. This also includes secure overnight storage.

Follow our top tips for keeping your product secure and to reduce the risk of theft:

  • Invest in a lock: If you need to leave your scooter or powered wheelchair unattended while you are out and about, then lock it securely to a fixture such as a railing or fence, switch off the ignition and take the key with you. Your dealer can give you information on suitable locks to use and help you choose the best one.
  • Park somewhere safe: Whether you’re running errands, visiting family, or spending time with friends, the most important thing is to always park securely. Make sure there is a safe place indoors or outdoors to park. If you park outside, be sure to lock and secure it to a fixed item such as a gate.
  • Use designated areas: Do not park or lock your product where it would cause an obstruction. This might make it hard for others to use the pavement or the road, leading them to move or damage it.
  • Install an alarm: Consider fitting an alarm to your scooter or powered wheelchair. Alarms will make a sound when there is movement, preventing potential thieves. Your dealer can help you with this.
  • Inform your caregiver: If you have a caregiver who is responsible for securing your powered wheelchair or scooter on your behalf, make sure they lock it away safely.

It’s also important to note that when you’re storing your scooter or powered wheelchair at home it needs to be in a secure, locked structure, such as a shed, garage, or kept inside your home.

If you are unsure about the best way of securing your scooter or powered wheelchair, you should talk to your dealer who is there to support you during your lease. 

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We understand that unexpected events can occur, but the insurance provided by the Scheme should give you peace of mind that your scooter or powered wheelchair is covered if it’s locked and secured.

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