When you’re a long term user of mobility scooters you are bound to see some natural wear and tear of your scooter and may get quite used to the feel and sound of yours so that you get to know when something is not working correctly or needing to be checked out, even before a professional has looked at it.
Depending on a persons disability, you may enjoy fixing your own scooter or have a relative or friends who either assist you or perform any repair jobs on it for you but there can be certain parts of your mobility scooter that are best dealt with by a professional who is used to dealing with all areas of repair on many makes and models.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t attempt some smaller repair and maintenance jobs yourself, especially if it saves you a bit of money, and in some ways, it can be compared to someone wanting to work on their car themselves.
Your scooter is your transport or at least a part of your transport and you may enjoy getting to know the workings of your scooter, its always nice to build up extra knowledge, especially on something that is more specific and not so everyday a thing like cars and motorbikes but wherever you may feel that its best to get a professional involved for a more involved repair then its probably best to do so.
A recommendation of a professional service of your mobility scooter every 12 months is something to go by but that doesn’t stop anyone doing a few maintenance and repair jobs in between that time if they want to and actually prefer to do that.
With a combined approach though of a bit of do-it-yourself and bringing in a professional service person, you can keep your mobility scooter working at its best and at the same time possibly saving a few quid and getting enjoyment from working on it yourself.