Regular power wheelchair maintenance is essential for long-lasting performance. When armed with the right information, power chair users can learn how to care for their power chair and minimize the potential for mechanical issues.
Motorized Wheelchair Maintenance Information
The "Routine Maintenance" section of the Owner's Manual is the best place to look for information on caring for a power wheelchair. Owners should review their manual carefully and refer to it periodically to get maintenance tips that are specific to their particular power chair model.
Understanding the basic parts of a motorized wheelchair and how they function is also beneficial. Problems may then be easier to recognize before they escalate and require extensive repairs.
When Power Wheelchairs Require Repair
While most routine power chair care tasks can be accomplished without professional assistance, a trained mobility specialist should always be consulted whenever major repairs are needed.
Hoveround Corporation has over 140 service vans, each fully stocked with genuine Hoveround replacement parts. This makes it possible for Hoveround mobility technicians to complete a majority of power wheelchair repairs during one, in-home service call. However, depending on various factors, some repairs may take a little longer.
For assistance, call 1-800-96-HOVER to speak with a technical support specialist. He or she will gladly answer any service and repair questions and, if needed, make arrangements for an in-home service call.
Important Safety Note
Make certain the power wheelchair is completely turned OFF before checking or handling any moveable parts.
More information on recommendations for daily and weekly power wheelchair maintenance follows within the next article in this series.
This article is for informational and educational purposes only.