Maintanence Tips For Power Wheelchairs

By Zach Collins

If you or someone you know has a power wheelchair, you know that an important part of

owning a power wheelchair is the maintenance and upkeep of the chair, in order to ensure that

everything is always in working order. For that, we here at Aeroflow have a couple of handy tips

to make sure that your chair is always running smoothly.


Listen Closely

One of the best ways to keep watch of how your chair is doing is to listen carefully to the

sounds it makes when you’re using it. The best thing to do would be to note what the chair

sounds like when you first receive it and everything is working properly. As the chair begins

to age and gathers wear and tear from use, take note of what sounds different now. Does the

motor seem to run slower? Does it grind when you turn right? Anything is helpful in order to

diagnose what kind of issues it has, so that you know what to either fix yourself, or can easily

tell the mechanic what the problem is.


Effects of Location

People who use their power wheelchairs in Phoenix will have a much different experience

than those in Buffalo or Miami or San Francisco. For people who live in wet, humid climates,

it’s important to keep a watchful eye for rust, since the moisture can affect the metal parts

of the chair, much like a car. For those who live in cold climates, it’s important to clean the

undercarriage near where the wires are in order to avoid salt corrosion from the roads.

Whatever the climate is where you live, keep this is mind when maintaining your power



Moving Parts

If your power wheelchair has any moving parts, such as an elevating legrest, an adjustable

armrest, adjustable seat or back, or whatever it may be, it’s important to note that these parts

will wear down faster than the rest of the chair, due to the increased usage. In order to extend

the life of these parts, always make sure they’re tight and properly maintained.

If you don’t have a power wheelchair, but are interested in receiving one through Medicare,

click here to qualify through insurance, or call us Toll Free at 1-888-345-1780.

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