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How To Store Your Mobility Scooter Properly

How To Store Your Mobility Scooter Properly

Do you have mobility issues? Do you use a scooter or wheelchair? Do you know how to store a scooter the “right” way? Storing your mobility scooter properly is highly recommended to help guarantee its longevity and functionality. Whether you're using an electric-powered wheelchair, electric scooter, or a Superlite 3-in-1 electric foldable wheelchair, following these storage tips will help keep your mobility aid in optimal condition for years to come.

First, Clean Your Scooter Thoroughly

Before storing your scooter, it's important to clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt, dust, or debris. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the exterior surfaces, including the seat, handlebars, and wheels. Pay special attention to any areas where dirt may accumulate, like under the seat or around the wheels. 

Also, if your scooter has pneumatic tires, make sure they are inflated to the recommended pressure to prevent damage during storage.

Protect from Moisture and Corrosion

Moisture can lead to corrosion and damage to your scooter's electrical components, so it's best to store it in a dry environment. If you’re storing your electric-powered scooter outdoors, consider investing in a waterproof cover to shield it from rain, snow, and humidity. 

Storing your scooter indoors, like in a garage or shed, can provide additional protection from the elements. What’s more, applying a corrosion inhibitor to metal parts can help prevent rust and corrosion, so your scooter remains in top condition.

Remove the Battery

If your mobility scooter is equipped with a removable battery, it's advisable to remove it before storing the scooter for an extended period. Storing the battery separately in a cool, dry place will help prolong its lifespan and prevent damage. 

Before removing the battery, make sure the scooter is turned off, and disconnect the battery cables according to the manufacturer's instructions. Store the battery in a location away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to maintain optimal performance.

Keep it Charged

If you plan to store your scooter for an extended period, keep the battery charged to prevent it from discharging completely. A fully charged battery will help maintain its health and longevity during storage. 

Think about investing in a battery maintainer or trickle charger specifically designed for mobility scooter batteries to keep them charged at the appropriate level. Or, if you're storing your scooter indoors, you can periodically charge the battery so it remains in good condition.

Secure the Scooter

When storing your scooter, secure it properly to prevent it from tipping over or being damaged. If possible, store the scooter in an upright position to maintain its stability and prevent stress on the frame and wheels. 

Use straps or tie-downs to secure the scooter to a stable surface, like a wall or floor, to prevent it from shifting or falling during storage. Consider using wheel chocks or blocks to prevent the scooter from rolling away inadvertently.

Lastly, Do Regular Maintenance Checks

Even when in storage, it's necessary to perform regular maintenance checks on your scooter to make sure it remains in good working condition. Periodically inspect the tires for signs of wear or damage and inflate them to the recommended pressure as needed. 

Check the brakes, lights, and other components to verify that they are functioning correctly. If you notice any issues or abnormalities, address them promptly to prevent further damage or deterioration.

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