Mobility scooters are used by many people who have difficulty moving around and are unable to walk. But before you can use a scooter, you'll need to service it so that it can handle different terrain and has the power to go over obstacles. This article will give you an overview of what to expect when servicing your mobility scooter. Scooter servicing should be done at least once every year. This will ensure that your scooter is running smoothly for years to come.
Read the manual
Before servicing, it would be wise to read your owner's manual and make sure that you have a basic understanding of how your mobility scooter should be serviced. It would also be wise for you to have a basic understanding of how the engine inside of a mobility scooter works so that you can perform simple repairs on it yourself if necessary.
Check the electrics
The first thing you should do before servicing your scooter is to start it up and make sure that all of the electrical components work properly. The electrical system uses 24 volts to power the lights, horn, etc. Make sure that you test all of these pieces with a voltmeter. If some of the lights don't work or flicker when you press the horn button, you'll need to replace a fuse. Next, you should check all of the battery-powered components on your scooter. Check that they are working properly and are fully charged before using them. If any of the small parts or accessories aren't working properly, you'll need to replace them.
Tighten up nuts and bolts
After servicing any electrical components, you should tighten all of the nuts and bolts that hold your scooter together so that it doesn't fall apart while in use. Using a torque wrench will ensure that all of the nuts and bolts are tightened properly to prevent them from loosening or breaking. Make sure to check all of the belts and hoses on your scooter for signs of wear. If any are loose, it could lead to an accident and cause other parts to fail, as well as cause you great injury.
Find a service centre
Although you can do a lot to keep your scooter in good working order, you need to have the vehicle serviced by a mechanic. For more info, reach out to a local mobility scooter servicing centre which offers this type of work.