Winter Cold Storage Tips For Power Mobility

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Do you know the best way to store your power wheelchair or scooter?

The BEST place to store your power mobility equipment is in a dry, warm, room temperature space

  • If it's not possible to store your equipment inside, make sure your outside storage area is dry, and use a cover to protect your scooter or wheelchair from moisture & dust. A garage or shed would be an example of a suitable outdoor area.
  • Remove the batteries & store them separately.
  • Make sure to fully charge the batteries before removal, and charge them fully once a month during the time they're not being used.
  • Storage in a damp area is not recommended & may permanently damage your equipment or electronics.
  • Block the tires if possible to prevent them having contact with the cold ground.
  • If you've stored your equipment over the winter, give it some time to come to room temperature before you turn it on.

It's a good idea to bring your scooter or power chair in for a spring tuneup once you're ready to use it again. In fact, our technicians suggest bringing your power mobility equipment in for a tuneup once a season, or about every 3-4 months. This is the approximate amount of time that your caster bearings will last, if you have a power wheelchair and are using it regularly.

Do you have questions about cold weather storage for your equipment? Contact us - we'd love to hear from you

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