Maintaining the cleanliness of your mobility scooter is important for safety, and for appearance. You want to make sure that your mobility scooter is in the best condition possible so you can get the most out of your mobility scooter and ensure it is in full working order. A build-up of grime and debris can lead to costly repairs and maintenance if not dealt with. In this blog, we look at 4 tips you can follow to help keep your mobility scooter clean.
1. Keep your tyres clean
Keeping your mobility scooter clean is an important part of keeping it in good condition. The tyres are part of your scooter that will pick up most of the dirt and debris, so it’s important to clean them regularly.
To clean your tyres, use water and a damp cloth to remove any dirt. If anything is lodged in the tyre, try and prise it out yourself before using any sharp tools to avoid giving yourself a puncture. If you suspect that there is any damage to your mobility scooter’s tyres, we recommend taking it to a professional for repair or replacement. Try to avoid using any detergents or cleaners as they can make your tyres greasy making them unsafe to drive on.
2. Avoid waxes or oils
Keeping your mobility scooter clean is important, but you don’t have to use the same products that you would for a car or other vehicle. Many waxes and oils can damage the paintwork on your mobility scooter, so it’s best to avoid them altogether. Also, some waxes and oils can cause surfaces to be slippery and dangerous, especially in the rain.
3. Regularly remove any grime build-up
Keeping your mobility scooter clean is an important part of ensuring that it runs smoothly and safely. Try to remove any grime build-up on a regular basis. This can be done with a damp cloth, gentle cleaners, or warm water and soap. Check the manual for any specific instructions on how to keep your specific model clean and what you can and can’t use on it. Also, make sure to dry the scooter after cleaning it to prevent moisture build-up. Try to avoid spraying any cleaning product directly onto the scooter to ensure you don’t damage any electrical components.
4. Invest in a scooter cover
investing in a scooter cover helps to protect your scooter from things like dust build-up, it also prevents scratches and other damage that could occur if you take your scooter out without one. A scooter cover is especially useful when you’re not using your scooter for an extended period, such as during the winter months or when you’re going on holiday.
For more tips on how you can keep your mobility scooter clean, contact us at ComfyGo Mobility today. We’re more than happy to advise you on how you can get the most from your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.
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