Riding your wheelchair every day will definitely subject it to cracks and breaks and the inevitable wear and tear. This is something that we can both agree on. This, however, should not stop you from keeping your wheelchair in pristine condition. Your wheelchair needs not to be cleaned regularly, but maintenance works need to be done on it once in a while to ensure your safe rides. I will show you everything you need to know about wheelchair maintenance for your safety in this post.
Before I jump into the details you should have it in mind that some wheelchair parts need daily maintenance while others a weekly checkup will do, while for others, it may take up to a month to inspect them. But all these parts no matter how long they may take require maintenance at some point. The following tips will help you get years of dependable service from your wheelchair.
Keep Your Wheelchair Clean
This is a basic maintenance practice, it sounds simple and it is. A clean rag dampened in water and a little detergent is all you need. Carefully wipe all the metal parts of the chair and do the same for the armrests, footrests, back upholstery and the seat, if the seat becomes wet dry it properly before storing it. Dirt usually accumulates on the wheels, footrests and caster wheels and hinders rollability. These tight areas can be cleaned with a stiff brush. Continue reading