Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Tips For Caring For Your Mobility Scooter

by Hugh Larson

For many people, mobility scooters provide independence and make it possible to complete day to day activities on their own. Mobility scooters are not inexpensive, and most insurance companies will not replace a mobility scooter that has not been properly taken care of. Thus, if you own a mobility scooter that you use frequently, it is very important to maintain it and take the necessary steps to keep it in good condition. Luckily, properly maintaining a mobility scooter is not overly difficult. Use the following tips to help you care for your mobility scooter.

Take the Time to Read the Manual

The manual that comes with a mobility scooter is not exactly fun and exciting reading, but it is very important to take the time to read it. Every make and model of mobility scooter is different, and the manual will contain a lot of very important information about how to properly operate it and keep up with the required maintenance. Spending a little bit of time reading the manual will help ensure that you don't make any mistakes while using your mobility scooter that could necessitate repairs.

Pay Attention to the Battery

When you rely on a mobility scooter to get around, it is extremely important to pay attention to its battery. It is always in your best interest to know the exact type of battery that your mobility scooter uses, and also find out if the type of battery needs to be completely discharged before recharging or if it is a type of battery that should be charged any time the scooter is not in use.

Measure Tire Air Pressure

You're not going to get very far in your mobility scooter if there are issues with the tires. Don't forget to check the air pressure in your scooter's tires regularly to ensure that they are not under or over-inflated. Maintaining the proper air pressure will make riding in your scooter more comfortable and will also help make the tires on the scooter last longer.

Schedule Annual Inspections

While there is a lot that you can do on your own to care for your mobility scooter, it is still important to have it inspected by a professional annually. A mobility scooter dealer will be able to inspect all of the components of your scooter and discover any issues that need to be addressed. It is much easier to make small repairs than it is to have to deal with major issues that are expensive to correct. 


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.