Whether you just got a wheelchair or you are have had a wheelchair for many years, good maintenance is important in order to ensure that it continues to be safe and work properly. Common wheelchair problems are most often not complicated and with the help of a family member or a caregiver, you can keep your wheelchair in good shape.
Karma Mobility, the UK’s leading wheelchair sale specialists, can help you extend the life of your wheelchair. Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs in particular are very durable and easy to maintain.
Get the right tools
You don’t have to be a professional in order to keep your lightweight wheelchair in good shape.
Firstly, it’s important to read the manufacturer’s manual carefully and ensure that you use your chair as suggested. Any other uses may endanger the functionality and longevity of your wheelchair.
Secondly, make sure that you use your wheelchair for a minimum amount of time each day.
Thirdly, it’s important to clean your wheelchair according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Last but not least, you can invest in a few tools that will help you make a quick repair when you are outside. However, if you don’t know how to fix something in your wheelchair, it’s always best to contact us and we can guide you through the repair process.
Don’t forget your maintenance routine
If your lightweight wheelchair folds up when not used, make sure that it’s folded and stored away in a safe place. Folding should always be easy, so make sure you keep the folding joints lubricated. Moreover, it’s important to check the frame of your wheelchair routinely to ensure that there are no cracks or weak points. Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs are durable and are designed to distribute a person’s weight equally. Nonetheless stress cracks due to frequent use may be an issue after many years. In this case, it’s important to consult a certified technician as soon as possible.
Finally, another important part of your maintenance routine is checking the wheels. Making sure they are securely tied to the frame of the wheelchair is important for safety reasons.