Owning a mobility scooter means that you have your freedom and independence. You can still go shopping, visit friends, go out to eat and much more. You don’t have to worry about transportation issues or getting around town with difficulty when you have a mobility scooter. To keep your scooter running smoothly, you should clean it properly. Here are some tips to help you with your mobility scooter cleaning.
Remove Sticky Grime on the Surface
The surface of the scooter can acquire a lot of sticky grime throughout your travels. When you clean the scooter, be sure to remove it. The longer grime remains, the more difficult it will be to clean it properly. The grime could also begin to grow mold, smell, and become unbearable to be around. Grime is easy to remove from a scooter. Dampen a rag, add some glass cleaner, and scrub the covered areas until the grime is gone.
Do Not Use Wax
Never use wax on your mobility scooter. The scooter is not made of the same material as that of a car, which means it can create a slippery surface when it rains. You might want the shine waxing the scooter would provide, but you can obtain this shine by simply using a dry, soft cloth to wipe down the scooter after you clean it.
Clean the Tires
Some mobility scooter owners only clean the seat, the basket, the controls, and the base of the scooter, forgetting to clean the tires. The tires of a mobility scooter are very durable. This means that they could have debris stuck in the treads without any punctures happening. Make sure you check the treads regularly and remove any debris you find. Do not clean the tires using detergent or any other type of cleaner as this can cause them to become greasy or oily.
Dust the Scooter
It’s also important to dust mobility scooters often. Dust can easily accumulate on any part of the scooter, even if you use it daily. Take a dry, soft cloth and run it over the entire scooter to remove the dust. Do not spray the cloth with any dusting chemicals as this can harm the paint.
Protect Electrical Parts
You need to be especially careful when cleaning your mobility scooter so that you do not get the electrical parts wet. This can be done by never spraying cleaners or other chemicals directly onto the scooter. If you want to use a towel dampened by water or a cleaning solution, apply it to the towel and not the scooter. Pay close attention to the electrical parts so that you do not run the damp towel over them.
Need to Rent or Buy a Mobility Scooter? Call Yellow Scooters Today
Are you going to need to rent a mobility scooter on your vacation? Do you need a new scooter for home or the office? Call Yellow Scooters today at 1-855-274-3363 to speak to an experienced member of the team about your mobility scooter needs.