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Electric Wheelchair Service and Maintenance Made Easy

Electric Wheelchair Service and Maintenance

It is important that your electric wheelchair service and maintenance are done regularly to attain quality and reliability. Periodic Electric Wheelchair maintenance and service ensures that the electric wheelchair is in good working condition, and safe and comfortable for the user. This comprehensive guide will go a long way in helping you with easy and essential maintenance work and tips to help your electric wheelchair run smoothly.

Importance of Regular Electric Wheelchair Service and Maintenance

Electric wheelchairs are a part of complex machinery. It is obvious that just as any other machine is serviced, an electric wheelchair also must receive servicing and maintenance regularly. A lapse in this maintenance leads to sudden breakdowns, costly repair tabs, or yet worse, extreme safety issues. To keep one’s mobility equipment in proper condition, we, here at Gilani Engineering, offer electric wheelchair service and repair.

Electric Wheelchair Service and Maintenance Made Easy

Daily Maintenance Checklist

1. Visual Inspection

Check your wheelchair daily for visual damage or wear on the frame, tires, and upholstery. Look for loose bolts, cracks, or unusual signs of wear and tear.

2. Battery Check

Ensure the battery is fully charged and well connected. Inspect if the battery needs to be charged; by checking the battery level indicator. The battery terminal should be kept clean so that they are free of corrosion. Always use manufacturer-approved batteries.

3. Tire Condition

Physically inspect the tires for any damage. They should be properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Properly inflated tires are both key to functioning correctly and avoiding excessive wear.

4. Control System

Check your joysticks and other control systems to ensure they are properly responsive and work. If it feels sluggish or unresponsive, it may be time to visit the service station.

Weekly Maintenance Checklist

1. Clean Your Wheelchair

Wipe the wheelchair down with a wet cloth to remove dirt and dust. For heavier stains, use mild soap and water. Do not use aggressive chemicals that will destroy the components.

2. Lubricate Moving Parts

Lubricate the mobile parts of a wheelchair, such as wheels and hinges, for easy and free movement. Use manufacturer-recommended lubricants to prevent damage.

3. Check Electrical Connections

Check all electrical connections for signs of wear or damage. Ensure that there are no exposed wires.

4. Test the Brakes

Make sure the brakes are working properly. Test both manual and electric (if equipped) brakes to ensure they work and release properly.

Monthly Maintenance Checklist

1. Deep Battery Maintenance

Deep-cycle the battery at least once a month by fully charging it and then discharging it to the point where you must recharge it. This exercise will help the battery retain health and serve you longer.

2. Inspect the Motor

Look and listen to the motor for anything unusual in noise or vibration. If it does not sound or feel right, have it inspected by a professional before there are any potential problems.

3. Tighten Bolts and Screws

Ensure all nuts and screws are tightened securely. Loose screws may cause operational problems and even have the potential to compromise safety.

4. Seat and Backrest

Check the seat and backrest for damage and wear; it should be securely fixed to support the body.

Annual Maintenance Checklist

1. Professional Service

Book your annual professional service with Gilani Engineering. Our experts will carry out an in-depth check and service of your wheelchair, taking care of the possible issues before they have a chance to emerge as a major concern.

2. Software Updates

If your electric wheelchair has software-integrated components, ensure they are up to date with the newest version. Most manufacturers offer software updates that improve functionality and fix bugs.

3. Comprehensive Check

Perform a fully comprehensive test involving both, mechanical and electrical parts, from the motor and battery to the control systems and structural integrity.

Ensure you follow the government laws while using a motorised/electric wheelchair.

Conclusion

Regular maintenance of your electric wheelchair is needed to ensure that it provides long and dependable service. Follow this full-service and maintenance checklist to maintain the best condition of your chair and avoid any sudden breakdowns and expensive repair costs. For professional service and maintenance, believe in the Gilani Engineering team. More products and services can be found on our website.

Contact Gilani Engineering for any other consultation in details and professional help. Your mobility and safety are our biggest priorities.

FAQs

1. Do electric wheelchairs need servicing?

Yes, it is important to regularly service your electric wheelchair to maintain its performance and safety.

2. How to service an electric wheelchair?

Servicing an electric wheelchair includes doing all the routine checks, taking care of movable parts, cleaning and lubricating, checking electrical connections, and scheduling professional maintenance.

3. How often should wheelchairs be serviced?

Electric wheelchairs should be serviced annually by a professional. And regular user maintenance must be done daily, weekly, and monthly.

4. What not to do with an electric wheelchair?

  • Avoid overloading. 
  • Do not expose it to extreme weather conditions.
  • Do not use incompatible accessories. 
  • Do not use it on wet surfaces. 
  • Do not use it for purposes that it is not intended to.
  • Do not neglect regular maintenance.