Having a Quingo Mobility Scooter can give you so much freedom over the chilly winter months, especially in the run up to Christmas!
However, you may be thinking about how you can look after your mobility scooter in winter and if it’s any different from usual. Yes, it is! In this post we’ve put together some top tips to ensure your mobility scooter runs smoothly this winter.
Maintaining your mobility scooter in winter can be done in a few simple steps. The below tips will ensure safety and optimal performance of your scooter.
Check your mobility scooter’s power supply
As you probably would have guessed, the cold temperatures of winter can affect your scooter’s power supply. By storing your scooter in a warmer area when it’s not in use, you can ensure the battery remains in a good condition. However, if storage in a warmer area isn’t an option for you, simply be extra vigilant. Check your mobility scooter’s power level before every trip, even if it was full the night before. Taking your scooter out for a spin most days will keep your battery healthy too, so the more you use it the better!
Layer up – you and your scooter!
When you’re sat on your mobility scooter, you will feel the cold more as you’re sat still. Wearing lots of thinner layers are a good idea, and thermals are even better. Don’t get caught out in the rain and snow either – make sure your outerwear has a hood! Speaking of outerwear, waterproofs are best as they can reduce wind chill.
It’s also recommended that you protect your Quingo from the weather too! The all-weather removable canopy has roll up doors and protection from the wind and rain when you need it. Find our more information about the all-weather removable canopy here.
Plan a safer, alternative route just in case
It’s essential to make sure the route you plan to take on your mobility scooter is safe as the winter weather takes its toll. Even though you may have a stable mobility scooter, it’s always best avoiding a route that has steep inclines or other hazards when the ground is icy. It may take a bit longer, but it’s safer to consider a route that’s more flat.
Stay in the loop
It’s a good idea to take a mobile phone out with you when you go out on your scooter, just in case there are any unforeseen hiccups. Your mobile should have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number in its phone book. Alternatively, if you don’t have a mobile phone, you can always carry a small book of contact numbers with you.
Have a wonderful winter!
The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.
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All Quingo Personal Mobility Vehicles are provided by Forever Active, the UK’s exclusive distributor. Forever Active is a trading name of Advantage Marketing Corporation Limited (AMC). AMC Limited is an appointed representative of First Senior Insurance Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. First Senior Insurance Services FSA Register number is 308478.