Dan and Jason from 1st Step Mobility, one of our many Motability Scheme dealers, share their advice about keeping your scooter or powered wheelchair in tip-top condition so you can enjoy getting out and about this summer.
What advice would you give to customers about looking after the controls on their scooter or powered wheelchair?
For a scooter, get a tiller cover. It protects the controls whilst allowing you to safely operate the scooter. For powered wheelchair users, we would recommend a waterproof cape, available from most mobility shops, or your dealer. These cover both you and the wheelchair, so your product is protected from the rain helping to keep it in optimum condition.
What would you advise customers to do in order to look after their batteries?
The best thing to do is use your product frequently, and charge the battery regularly too. When you charge the battery, charge it fully, as this is best for the product. An ideal time to charge would be overnight, so that it’s ready for you in the morning.
When it comes to looking after the tyres on their product, what tips would you give customers to help keep them in good condition?
We would recommend that you get the pressure checked in your tyres regularly, typically between every 1-3 months. Your Motability Scheme dealership can do this for you. Other than that, do a visual check of your tyres before you set off to check for punctures. Also, keep your Motability Scheme ‘useful numbers card’ with you at all times, so you have the right contact details to hand in case you need assistance.
Is there any other advice you have for customers?
If you have any queries, your first port of call should always be your dealership. We can give you expert advice, and assist with any questions you may have.
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