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.
For instance, our product catalog includes a wide range of automatic folding power wheelchairs and scooters. These include the S7101 automatic remote control power wheelchair, the S3021 automatic folding scooter, and the S2043 manual folding scooter. To ensure that these works properly and remain reliable for long, it’s best to know how to clean them.
In this post, we are going to take a look at the do’s and don't when it comes to cleaning a power wheelchair or automatic folding scooter. We will present to you the easiest and most efficient ways, including a discussion on how often you should do it.
But, before diving in, we will take a look at the different parts of the average power wheelchair or folding scooter that you should or shouldn’t clean.
The plastic panels found on a power wheelchair or folding scooter can be sensitive to chemical cleaners. For example, our S7101 automatic remote control folding wheelchair features plastic armrests that are adjustable for extra comfort.
Chemical cleaners can ruin the finish, paint, or print on the armrest over time. To ensure that your panels and decals are protected, only use the appropriate sprays and wax to give them a shiny appearance after cleaning with warm water and soap.
For parts that are finished in chrome and metal, it’s always best to first give them a decent wash with clean water. Once they are dry, you can use chrome and metal polish to give them that glossy and shiny appearance.
Most of our products, including the S3021 automatic folding scooter and S2043 manual folding scooter, are made from 100% Aluminum alloy frames to make them lightweight and strong. These metal parts can be easily washed with clean water and polished later using the appropriate product.
Many people clean their scooters and wheelchairs when they get extremely dirty or when they are just about to store them for a long time. Apart from that, experts recommend regular cleaning to help maintain the functionality and performance of your scooter.
As a rule of thumb, it’s best to come up with a routine cleaning schedule. A weekly wipe-down is encouraged during the weekends while in-depth cleaning should be done every month or quarterly. While cleaning your power wheelchair or automatic folding scooter, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to maintenance.
This includes things like checking your brakes, lubricating the moving parts, inspecting wires and cables for wear and tear, checking tire pressure, and troubleshooting any electrical issues that you may encounter. This ensures your wheelchair or scooter stays reliable all the time and prevents major breakdowns or problems.
As a company, we pride ourselves in providing the best mobility products. If you own a Solax power wheelchair or automatic folding scooter, you can reach out to us via our contact page or any one of our social media platforms for help and more information on how to maintain or clean your mobility device.