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How to care for your mobility scooter

Supplier: Ballina Scooters
02 March, 2012

A mobility scooter or power chair (electric wheelchair) can be your key to independence and freedom.

How to care for your scooter:


At the end of each day that your scooter or power chair has been used, recharge it for 12 hours continuously (overnight), to maximise battery life.

Going on holiday?

If you're not going to use your scooter or power chair for more than one month, ensure the batteries are fully charged, and arrange for someone to recharge them once a fortnight.


It is recommended that a routine maintenance check be carried out every six months by a qualified service technician.


With moderate use (up to 15 hours per week) and if correctly charged, batteries should last 12 to 18 months. If your device uses 'wet type' batteries, you'll need to check your battery acid level every two weeks.


Check your tyre pressure at your local garage every three months – under-inflated tyres are more likely to get punctures and add unnecesary load


If possible, have somewhere secure to store your scooter, such as a garage, where it won't be stolen or exposed to the weather.

Source: Ballina Scooters