One of the most common questions we get asked is how long mobility scooter batteries last. The simple answer is, that it depends on a number of different factors, including how you maintain it. Here we’ve explained a little about your battery and how to maximise its output and lifespan.
Mobility scooter batteries are generally one of two types, GEL or SLA (Sealed Lead Acid). These two types each have their own advantages, depending on usage.
Charge after each journey as well as overnight. Never allow your battery to become fully discharged. If your scooter is not regularly used, the battery should be charged once a month anyway, as a minimum.
Batteries should be stored in a cool and dry place. Overheating will reduce power output and lifespan. For the same reasons you should also avoid extreme cold, so try to store your battery somewhere with a comfortable ambient temperature.
At Mobility Services Direct, we always perform a thorough check of your battery as part of our all-inclusive annual service. And customers on our Annual Care Package have peace of mind knowing that should they ever have an issue with their mobility scooter battery, they can call on us to fix the problem without incurring any call-out charge whatsoever.
For more information on our Annual Care Package give us a call on 01502 450024 or 07778 881794.
Article posted 6 months ago.