As a man-made piece of equipment, a wheelchair is susceptible to general wear and tear over its lifespan which can be exacerbated by neglect and a lack of maintenance. Here at Assurance Mobility, we want our customers to reap the full benefit of their investment which is why we work hard in order to provide reliable information direct from the horse’s mouth. Read on as we go over three top tips to keep in mind when maintaining a wheelchair…
Since the wheels of a wheelchair are the part that comes into direct contact with the ground, it is important that they are inspected on a regular basis in order to check for signs of damage. After all, uneven surfaces can lead to wear and tear, and sharp or blunt nails can cause the rubber to puncture or deflate. By taking the time to inspect their wheels, wheelchair users can ensure that their chair is never at risk.
There are dozens of different moving components within a wheelchair that can become worn overtime and must be lubricated with oils in order to ensure a smooth journey each time. In fact, it is recommended that an all-purpose silicone spray is used on all of the moving parts at least once a month in order to ensure that the chair can swivel, pivot and fold as it should.
Powerchairs rely on the use of a battery at the base in order to allow users to move around and are the most important feature to maintain. After all, they need to be charged on a regular basis in order to ensure that they do not run out of power in public, and they should be replaced every few years as the quality of a battery with deplete with age as it is continually charged each evening.
A wheelchair is an important part of life for those who rely on them to get from A to B on a daily basis which means that they must be kept in tip top condition in order to ensure safety and reliability. Interestingly, it is even possible to take out insurance on a wheelchair in order to reduce the costs associated with maintenance. To find out more information about our range of chairs, get in contact with the best wheelchairs Oldham has to offer and speak to a member of the Assurance Mobility team today!