The pandemic has changed everybody's lifestyle, especially how we interact and behave when we leave our homes. The current health situation can become an added difficulty for people with mobility difficulties, making it challenging and stressful to plan a trip or any outside activities.
Cleaning your power wheelchair or automatic folding scooter helps to prolong its lifespan and keep it functional for years. While cleaning can often involve a lot of products and procedures, doing it the right way ensures that you do not damage any electronic and mechanical parts.
The following conditions may indicate that your scooter has problems: Motor or gearbox noises, frayed electrical harnesses, cracked or broken connections, wore tires, veering onto one side, bent or broken wheel assemblies, loosened components.
If your mobility device is having one or more of these conditions, contact your authorized provider as it may be indicative of a severe malfunction.
To prevent any malfunction and to prolong the product lifespan, consider these suggestions. When Storage the mobility device, keep it free from extreme temperatures and avoid a humid environment. Before using, check for accumulation of moisture, corrosion, or dirt near the battery, wires, and panel. Inspect the throttle is not bent when in neutral or rest position.
Once a month, check the air pressure and wear of the pneumatic tires. Also, inspect the connection of the battery electrode and exposed or loosened wires and screws.
Once a year, it is recommendable to inject lubricating oils into the engine.
Solax products have two main ways to charge the battery. The first one is to remove the battery from the mobility device, and the second one is to plug it directly into the scooter or wheelchair. If your product uses the second charging mechanism, turn it off before start charging. To know your device's charging method, check the user manual [download] or [contact us], and we will assist you through the process.
Solax automatic and manual foldable scooters are designed to be compact and lightweight. Some of them can even fit inside a travel suitcase. Our mobility device should be suitable to take on flights. However, this will be subject to various Airline regulations.