If you’re looking to buy a mobility scooter, you might be wondering how long it will last and how you can take care of it properly to ensure its lifespan is as long as it can be. Buying a scooter is a big investment, so here’s how you can make your purchase go the extra mile.
On average, mobility scooters can last around 5 years (sometimes more with the correct care). Here are some tips to help yours last 5 years or longer.
Tips to Increase the Life of a Mobility Scooter
Clean Your Mobility Scooter
Build-up of everyday dirt and oil can affect your scooter’s performance as it creates more resistance; this can be avoided by cleaning your scooter regularly. Dust using a dry cloth, then clean more thoroughly using a damp cloth and glass cleaner (or similar).
Make sure your mobility scooter is turned off before you clean it, and don’t put it in direct contact with water as you are at risk of getting the electrics wet. It is also important to ensure your scooter is covered from harsh weather conditions if you leave it outside.
Choose the Right Mobility Scooter
Make sure your chosen scooter aligns with your weight, lifestyle and uses. Your battery life and scooter lifespan will both be affected by the amount of weight it carries and by the amount of use it has, for example carrying heavy items like shopping.
Navigate Tricky Terrain
Where possible, stick to pavements or road when using your vehicle. Terrain such as potholes, uneven ground or curbs can cause accidents or tyre issues. If you’re looking for a scooter more suitable for a bumpier landscape, then there are options available for different types of scooters.
Quality of Mobility Scooter
Investing in a higher quality mobility scooter will mean no comprised design issues and a more reliable vehicle overall. The lower the quality of the mobility scooter, the lower the lifespan of the scooter. It is definitely worth purchasing a product that you can trust and will be more likely to last longer.
You might be surprised that, like cars, mobility scooters need servicing as well. This ensures that mechanisms such as tyres, batteries and other electrical components can be maintained, and your scooter can perform at its best! To ensure optimal and safe operation of your mobility scooter, our expert technicians recommend it is serviced every 12 months.
Worn out tyres can contribute to the lifespan of your scooter because, if not well cared for, they can cause added strain on the motor and battery life. Keeping your tyres inflated and looked after can make a difference in how long your scooter lasts. If you’re unsure if the correct air pressure values for your mobility scooter’s tyres, please contact us.
So, the answer to what is the average life of a mobility scooter? It depends on the appropriate care and action you take! You can keep your mobility scooter performing better for longer by taking great care it. Purchasing a scooter is a big investment, but your independence and mobility is priceless. Hopefully these tips will help your vehicle to continue thriving beyond its expected lifetime.
When shopping for a new mobility scooter, download our free brochure to have a browse, or visit our showroom to explore your options. For any other queries on how to care for your vehicle, our blog has a wealth of information.
Contact us today, and one of our expert team members will be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.