How to Repair Your Mobility Scooter and Its Parts & Accessories

Navigating the world with a mobility scooter can be a liberating experience. But just like any vehicle, your scooter requires regular maintenance and occasional repairs to keep it running smoothly. Understanding common issues and knowing when to seek professional help is key to ensuring your scooter remains a reliable companion. Let’s explore some typical problems and why visiting The Mobility Aids Centre for service may be your best option.

Common Mobility Scooter Issues

Like any mechanical device, mobility scooters are vulnerable to a range of issues that can impact their performance and reliability. Understanding these common problems is essential for scooter users, as it helps in identifying, preventing, and fixing issues before they escalate.

Here are the five most common problems that can arise from your mobility scooter:

  • Battery Wear: With every day spent charging and releasing power, your battery is bound to lose its ability to hold power over time. Your mobility scooter will likely be equipped with an alert to inform you when the battery needs replacing, but before looking for repair, you should double-check that all the connections to and from the battery are properly secured.
  • Flat Motor: Aged motors sometimes experience flat spots where it dips in power output, causing the scooter to “bump” along.
  • Tyre Degradation: Mobility scooters come equipped with hard-wearing tyres, but after hundreds and hundreds of miles, there may be signs of wear on the tread and sidewalls. If you notice the tyres are cracked or have a worn tread pattern, this can affect your corner and brake performance.
  • Faulty Potentiometer: A potentiometer is a device that controls the forward and reverse motion of your scooter. The lever that controls this can corrode from being exposed to the elements, which can cause the unit to fail.
  • Faulty Ignition Switch: Similar to the potentiometer, the ignition switch can be corroded by wet weather conditions, causing the ignition key to stick or break off. You can use a pair of tweezers to remove the key if this happens, but you may not be able to start your scooter with a faulty ignition switch.

Contact the Mobility Scooter Manufacturer

Contacting the manufacturer of your mobility scooter can be a logical first step when encountering these issues. They can provide specific advice tailored to your model and may offer warranty-covered repairs or parts replacements. However, this process can often be time-consuming and may require you to send your scooter away for an extended period, leaving you without your essential mobility aid. This is why many opt for speaking to us here at the Mobility Aids Centre, for a quick, local, and personalised service.

Why Visiting Our Servicing Workshop Is Better

At The Mobility Aids Centre, we understand the inconvenience of sending your scooter away for repairs. That’s why we offer services and repairs right in our designated workshop. This approach streamlines the repair process, making it quick and convenient for you. Plus, if you’re in the Peterborough area, we can arrange to collect and return your equipment as soon as it’s ready.

Having a team you can trust for prompt and professional repairs is vital. Our engineers are expertly trained to service and repair products from a wide range of manufacturers. Whether it’s a wheelchair, scooter, or any other mobility aid, we’re equipped to restore your equipment to perfect working condition.

For those considering a new mobility scooter but worried about costs, we’re here to help. We’re partnered with the Motability Scheme, allowing users to lease mobility aids at a reduced cost. This initiative helps lift the financial barrier to acquiring quality mobility aids.

At The Mobility Aids Centre, our commitment is to empower individuals with mobility challenges. We offer a wide range of mobility scooters, each tailored to meet different needs, ensuring everyone can lead an independent and fulfilling life. Our team is always ready to assist with any questions or recommendations you might have. If you have any further questions, contact us or visit our showroom; our team would be happy to answer your queries.

Regular maintenance and timely repairs not only extend the life of your mobility scooter but also ensure a safe and comfortable journey every time. If you have any concerns about your mobility scooter or need professional advice, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom. We’re here to ensure your mobility journey is smooth and worry-free.
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