How to maintain your electric wheelchair

August 18, 2017 6:24 am
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An electric wheelchair is your ticket to mobility. It is also a significant investment. With proper care and maintenance,you can make the most of your powerchair and minimise the potential for mechanical mishaps.

At Karma Mobility, our powerchairs are designed to last when given proper care and maintenance. Understanding some basic aspects of your electric wheelchair will help you keep it running for longer.

Keeping your battery alive

Charging your powerchair batteries frequently is important for keeping your powerchair functional over a prolonged period of time. At Karma Mobility, we recommend charging your battery during the night for optimal results.

Even if you are not using your powerchair on a regular basis, it is important to charge the battery to prevent damage or deterioration of the equipment in the long run. Naturally, replacing the battery according to schedule will also prevent any complications with your powerchair.

All Karma Mobility powerchairs come with a maintenance manual, which is the best place to start if you are looking for information on how to care for your powerchair. You should read the manual carefully and refer to it periodically to get maintenance tips that are specific to your particular powerchair model.

Understanding the basic parts of a powerchair and how they function is also beneficial. Potential problems may then be easier to recognise before they worsen and require extensive repairs, which can often be quite expensive.

Follow your maintenance schedule

Although some problems may be easy to tackle on your own, not all of the components of your powerchair can be fixed or maintained by you.

Quite often powerchairs will come with a timetable or maintenance schedule, which you should follow if you want to ensure continued ease of use and comfort in your powerchair.

Ever ready to help you

If your powerchair breaks and the repair is simply too overwhelming for you to accomplish on your own, we are here to help. Simply give us a call on 0845 630 3436. Alternatively, you can also contact us by email at info@karmamobility.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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