Preparing you and your mobility scooter/powerchair for winter

Winter is here and the ice cold weather is certainly upon us. Before the roads become icy, it’s important to make sure both you and your mobility scooter or powerchair are prepared.

Check your tyres

You should make sure that your tyres are fully inflated, your tyres have a sufficient amount of tread on them and that they aren’t damaged or worn. If they are, you should definitely consider getting them replaced with brand new ones before using your mobility scooter/powerchair.

Charge your battery before going out

The last thing you want is to be stranded due to the failure of a battery when out in the cold on your mobility scooter or powerchair. Make sure that your battery is fully charged the night before going out.

It’s also important to make sure your batteries are healthy. If you spot any signs of battery failure such as your scooter/powerchair feeling sluggish, failing to start or losing charge quickly – we recommend purchasing a brand new battery.

The cold weather can also have a negative effect on your battery so be sure to keep your scooter/powerchair inside when it is not in use.

Keep warm

As well as looking after your mobility scooter/powerchair, make sure you look after yourself. Ensure that you’re all wrapped up for the cold weather and that you’re well dressed in the event of a breakdown.

4 comments on “Preparing you and your mobility scooter/powerchair for winter

  1. Hi my name is Denise I own a strider st6 how much would this cost to insure and how far can my scooter go with the cannopy on

    1. Our mobility scooter insurance would cost you £42 per year for your Strider ST6. The geographical limits of this policy are England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Isles. The policy also offers worldwide cover in respect of loss or damage and third-party liability for a maximum period of up to 50 days, which is ideal for holidays.

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