Should I Go Out on My Mobility Scooter During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

With the need to observe social distancing you may ask

“Should I not be using my mobility scooter at this time?”

The answer is yes, as long as you observe sensible rules.

You scooter may be a vital lifeline and make going out for essential supplies such as food and medicines much safer than other ways you may have to use otherwise like getting a lift. The other way a scooter helps is all our models have baskets, which means you can avoid using a basket which may have been handled by an infected person.

Your scooter is easy to clean so get some disinfectant to wipe it down.

Always take a fully charged mobile phone with you just in case the unexpected happens.

Of course, a scooter that is poorly maintained can put you at risk in numerous ways like any vehicle they require servicing and care. We recommend an annual service by one of our highly trained specialist engineers you can arrange a service by calling our customer service department on 01582 430 900 and they will be delighted to help.

There are of course some day to day checks.

Firstly, take a look around your scooter for any obvious signs of damage. Check your lights & indicators (where fitted). Check to see  if your tyres may need some air.

Next as many of you take advantage of our mobility scooters ability to fold up you should check the steering is moving freely and smoothly and check to make nothing has fallen in to the tiller mechanism.

Check the throttle moves freely and with no obstruction. When driving the scooter if you notice any changes in throttle response please call us.

Our transportable models should have several extra checks.

The take apart portable Air2 should have the contacts between the components checked for excessive wear, while this is highly unlikely they should be checked, and you should make sure they are firmly engaged before use.

The self-loading Flyte requires all of these all of these but, in addition, when the mobility scooter is unloaded check the Docking Station is firmly installed.

Every time you use your mobility scooter leave it on charge overnight, a well-maintained battery will avoid you being left stranded. You can read more about looking after your batteries here.

We still recommend that you take no unnecessary trips but if you do make sure it is on a safe and reliable scooter!

About Quingo Scooters

The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.

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All Quingo Personal Mobility Vehicles are provided by Forever Active, the UK’s exclusive distributor. Forever Active is a trading name of Advantage Marketing Corporation Limited (AMC).  AMC Limited is an appointed representative of First Senior Insurance Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. First Senior Insurance Services FSA Register number is 30847.