Whether you’re using a mobility scooter to get around the house or to go out and about in the community, they’re fantastic for providing the freedom of movement you may not otherwise have. However, like most vehicles, these scooters require regular maintenance in order to remain safe and reliable.
What is a Mobility Scooter?
A mobility scooter is a battery-powered three- or four-wheeled vehicle that provides individuals with the capability to travel independently. Different models offer different capabilities such as varying weight limits, speed, portability and turning radius. With ease of operation, comfortable seating, and personalised features, a mobility scooter can be a great addition to any lifestyle, whether for recreation or transportation purposes.
The Benefits of Regular Servicing
Regularly servicing your mobility scooter will keep it running smoothly and safely. During a service, your technician will inspect the battery health, brakes, tyres and suspension system to ensure that everything is in good working order. They’ll also check the wiring harnesses and connections to make sure they’re secure and free from corrosion. Any parts that are found to be worn or damaged can be repaired or replaced as necessary. In addition, they may recommend additional preventative measures such as lubrication or tightening loose screws/bolts. All of this helps to ensure that your scooter is running optimally and safely so that you can enjoy your ride without any worries!
In addition to keeping your scooter running reliably, regular servicing can also extend its lifespan. The more regularly it’s serviced, the less likely it is to suffer from premature wear and tear due to neglect or lack of maintenance. As such, having your mobility scooter serviced regularly could potentially save you money in the long run by reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements down the line.
Safety Is Paramount
Another reason for regular servicing is safety. If your scooter isn’t properly maintained then its performance could suffer, which could put you in danger while using it on public roads or in other areas where traffic might be present. Furthermore, poorly maintained brakes can fail when needed most—such as when going down steep inclines—which could lead to serious injuries.
Finally, regular servicing helps keep your mobility scooter running at peak performance levels so that you can enjoy quick acceleration and smooth manoeuvring when driving around town. During an appointment with your technician, they will check all components related to performance, ensuring everything is working efficiently so you get maximum performance from your mobility scooter every time you take it out for a spin.
Keeping your mobility scooter running safely and efficiently requires regular servicing from an experienced technician who knows exactly what steps need to be taken in order to keep it in top condition. Regular servicing appointments ensure all components related to safety and performance are checked over thoroughly so you can enjoy optimal results each time you use it.
At Balance Mobility, we pride ourselves on having a great collection of quality scooters and power chairs. Call us today on (07) 5536 8841 or visit our store to look at our products.