Storage and maintenance of your mobility scooter

Your mobility scooter should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the batteries from the power scooter. If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust, and the electronics can be damaged.

It is recommended to remove the battery from the scooter unit before long-term storage.

Batteries infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life. 

It is recommended that you charge the batteries periodically throughout periods of prolonged storage to ensure proper performance. You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your power scooter to raise it off of the ground during periods of prolonged storage. 

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If you plan on not using your mobility scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to: 

  • Fully charge its batteries prior to storage. 
  • Disconnect the batteries from the scooter. 
  • Store your power scooter in a warm, dry environment. 
  • Avoid storing your power scooter where it will be exposed to temperature extremes.
  • Controller operating conditions (-4 F ~113 F) and controller storage conditions (-4. F~149F) 
  • Controller operating humidity range Min 0% RH ~ 90% RH 
  • Make sure the batteries are fully charged before use after long-term storage.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE 

Mobility scooters require a minimal amount of care and maintenance. The following areas require inspection and/or care and maintenance. Learn more about how to service and repair your mobility scooter.

TIRE PRESSURE 

  • If equipped with pneumatic tires, always maintain the air pressure in psi rating indicated on each tire. 
  • Make sure to maintain the pressure of the tires between 30-35 psi (2.0 – 2.4 bar).
  • It is important that the air pressure in psi rating indicated on each tire be maintained in pneumatic tires at all times. 
  • Do not overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. 
  • Failure to maintain the air pressure in psi rating indicated on the tires at all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure. 
  • Regularly inspect your scooter’s tires for signs of wear. 

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION 

  • Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your scooter. Avoid using products that may scratch the surface of your scooter. 
  • If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on your product before application. 
  • Follow all safety instructions to properly use the disinfectant and/or cleaning agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin irritation or premature deterioration of upholstery and/or scooter finishes. 

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BATTERY TERMINAL CONNECTIONS 

  • Make certain that the terminal connections remain tight and uncorroded. 
  • The batteries must sit flat in the battery wells. 
  • The battery terminals should face the inside of the scooter. 

WIRING HARNESSES 

  • Regularly check all wiring connections. 
  • Regularly check all wiring insulation, including the charger power cord, for wear or damage. 
  • Have your authorized dealer repair or replace any damaged connector, connection, or insulation that you find before using your scooter again. 

AXLE BEARINGS AND THE MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY 

These items are all pre-lubricated, sealed, and require no subsequent lubrication. 

WHEEL REPLACEMENT 

If your mobility scooter is equipped with pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can have the tube replaced.

If your scooter is equipped with a solid tire insert either the solid insert or the entire wheel must be replaced depending on the model. Contact your authorized dealer regarding replacement wheels for your scooters. 

  • Wheels on your scooter should only be serviced/replaced by a qualified technician. 
  • Completely deflate pneumatic tires before dismantling the rim or attempting the repair. 
  • Be sure that the key is removed from the key switch and the scooter is not in free-wheel mode before performing this procedure repair.
  • When changing a pneumatic tire, remove only the lug nuts, then remove the wheel. If any further disassembly is required, deflate the tire completely or it may explode. 

MOTOR BRUSHES 

The motor brushes are housed inside of the motor transaxle/assembly. They should be inspected periodically for wear by your authorized dealer. 

CONSOLE, CHARGER, AND REAR ELECTRONICS 

  • Keep these areas free of moisture. 
  • Allow these areas to dry thoroughly if they have been exposed to moisture before operating your scooter again. 

STORING YOUR SCOOTER 

If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to: 

  • Fully charge its batteries prior to storage. 
  • Disconnect the batteries from the scooter. 
  • Store your scooter in a warm, dry environment. 
  • Avoid storing your scooter where it will be exposed to temperature extremes. 

Disposal of Your Mobility Scooter 

Your power scooter must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact your local waste disposal agency or authorized dealer for information on proper disposal of mobility scooter packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, batteries, neoprene, silicone, and polyurethane materials.

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