Regular scooter and powered wheelchair users know how big a help they can be to increasing an individual’s mobility. It’s therefore important to keep your product secure when you aren’t using it, to make sure that it remains safe, reduce the risk of it being stolen and ultimately, to keep you mobile.
Don’t forgot your 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 remove the key. Your dealer can give you information on suitable locks to use and help you choose the best one.
- The same applies if you are visiting family or friends, you should make sure there is somewhere safe to leave it while you’re there, either indoors or if you need to leave it outside, you will need to lock and secure it to a fixed item such as a gate.
- Do not park or lock your product where it would cause an obstruction and make it difficult for others to use the pavements or the road.
- Consider fitting a scooter alarm to your scooter or powered wheelchair. These will emit sound if movement is detected (hopefully deterring any would-be thieves). Your dealer would be best-placed to help with this.
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 in your home.
If you are unsure about the best way of securing your scooter, you should talk to your dealer who is there to support you during you lease. Or if you feel you do not have a suitable place to secure your scooter safely, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 456 4566 so that we can discuss any alternative solutions with you.