Proper maintenance of your mobility equipment batteries is crucial for reliable performance and longevity, ensuring you stay mobile and independent. The professionals at Mobility City have shared their tips and advice to help you take care of your batteries and avoid unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.
Why is It Important to Have Mobility Equipment Battery Serviced?
Having your mobility scooter battery serviced regularly is a crucial aspect of maintaining the safety, reliability, and performance of your mobility scooter. Having this done regularly will help:
- Prolong Your Battery Life
Regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your mobility scooter battery. This can save you money in the long run as replacing a battery can be expensive.
- Ensure Safety
A properly maintained battery is less likely to cause safety issues such as overheating, leaks or even fire.
- Maintain Performance
A well-serviced battery will provide consistent and reliable power, ensuring that your mobility scooter performs at its best and is always ready when you need it.
- Identify Potential Problems
During the service, any potential problems with the battery or the charging system can be identified and addressed before they become bigger issues.
How Often Should Mobility Equipment Batteries Serviced?
The frequency of servicing your mobility equipment batteries depends on several factors such as the type of battery, usage, and environmental conditions. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have your mobility equipment batteries serviced at least once a year. However, if you use your mobility equipment frequently or in extreme weather conditions, you may need to have the battery serviced more often, perhaps every 6 months.
It’s also important to note that if you notice any changes in the performance of your mobility equipment or battery, such as reduced battery life or difficulty charging, you should have it serviced as soon as possible, regardless of how long it’s been since the last service. Regular maintenance and servicing can help identify and prevent potential problems before they become more serious and costly to repair.
Choosing the Right Mobility Equipment Batteries
Selecting the right battery for your mobility equipment is essential to ensure optimal performance. We recommend having a trained Mobility City technician install your batteries to guarantee they are safely and correctly installed. We use MK brand batteries, which are guaranteed for six months and mostly made in the USA.
Always replace batteries in pairs and avoid mixing batteries of different technologies, manufacturers, or date codes. While both Gel and AGM batteries are compatible with mobility equipment, Gel batteries offer better value over time, with a lifespan of at least twice that of AGM batteries.
Charging Your Mobility Equipment Battery
Charging your battery properly is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. We recommend charging your battery for at least eight hours overnight on days when you use your equipment. Avoid charging for more than 24 consecutive hours and never let the battery drain completely.
Using the charger that came with your battery is the safest and most efficient way to charge it. Mobility City provides replacement chargers if needed.
Storing Your Mobility Equipment Battery
Proper storage is crucial to maintain your battery’s condition and lifespan. Fully charge your batteries before storing them, and charge them at least once a month if not in use. Extreme temperatures can damage your batteries, so store them away from heat and cold, especially freezing temperatures.
Fully depleted batteries that sit empty for an extended period may not recover, so fully charge them before storing them for an extended period. Fully charged batteries can hold a charge for up to six months, but it’s still essential to fully charge them again before use.
Having an Issue with Your Mobility Equipment Battery?
If you’re having trouble with your mobility equipment battery holding a charge or not working, it may be time to consider replacing it. Mobility City offers reliable batteries and chargers, with comprehensive in-home service for your convenience, quality battery replacement, post-repair cleaning, and proper disposal of dead batteries.
Contact Your Local Mobility City today and let us get you back on the go with our reliable batteries and chargers, ensuring your independence and freedom!