With a mobility scooter there are various problems that can be encountered from time to time, the types of problems can vary with the make and model of mobility scooter that you have and some makes and models might have common and well-known problems.
Sometimes a user can experience a problem where the mobility scooter keeps starting and stopping, what may happen is that it may travel a few meters and then stops and then allows you to move a little further and then stops again.
In other cases, you might be ready to use your mobility scooter to find that it simply won’t move, and as comes naturally to most, you will probably find yourself checking the battery at first to make sure that it has a charge and that the battery and it’s connections are fine.
Beyond checking the battery, some of the other areas to check is all of the wiring to make sure that none is disconnected or that no wiring is damaged.
Depending on whether you are getting some movement from the mobility scooter or no movement at all, you will also want to check fuses to see if this could be the issue.
Also, it can be worth checking to see if anything is overheating, like the motor.
Fortunately, with a mobility scooter, there are not quite so many parts, unlike other vehicles, so it can sometimes be easier to narrow down what may be causing a problem.
In the cases where the problem that you are experiencing is very common to a particular model of a mobility scooter, it can make it a bit easier to find out how to fix the problem as there can be plenty of information available about it, but sometimes the problem can be a little different or not common with the make and model that you have.
It is a good idea though to start with checking the connections, wiring, any signs of overheating and fuses to rule these out first, then beyond that if you can’t find any other obvious faults and there’s nothing mentioned regarding the problem in any manual available that you have, then the next step can be to have a professional look at it.
If you don’t mind, and are able to, it’s always worth a quick look yourself, you could save yourself time, and money too if the problem is something minor and the extra knowledge that you gain can be handy for any time in the future that your mobility scooter has problems operating.