Charge mobility scooter throughout winter, expert advises

Posted on 23 September 2011

Older people paying for care who utilise a mobility scooter to get around should continue to charge the device during the winter, one expert has stipulated.

Stephen Perry, interim managing director at Electric Mobility, noted that it is important to ensure the batteries do not "completely discharge" during winter.

"If you leave them in a discharged condition over the winter you may end up with a bill for new batteries in the spring when you come to use the scooter again," he explained.

Charging the batteries once a week could be enough to keep them topped up in times of little usage, according to Mr Perry.

Furthermore, those who continue to use their mobility scooter throughout the seasons should wear a hi-visibility jacket or vest so other road users can see them.

A shower proof jacket and gloves should also be carried, in case of bad weather.

Posted by Toby Mynott



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