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How to Maintain Your Lightweight Wheelchair?

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How to Maintain Your Lightweight Wheelchair?

When you buy a wheelchair, you will receive a maintenance booklet where you can read about specific things you can do to keep your wheelchair in optimal condition. Cleaning the frame of your wheelchair with a mild detergent is recommended, especially if you are spending a lot of hours on it. If in doubt, check our guidelines. If you plan to store your wheelchair for a prolonged period of time, keep it somewhere dry and out of the sun at room temperature. When you are ready to use it again, you should opt for a complete maintenance check.


Keeping your lightweight wheelchair maintained is important for the performance and safety of your equipment. And while you should always trust a specialist for major maintenance, there are some things you can do on your own to ensure that you wheelchair remains in optimal condition.



How often should I check my wheelchair for problems?


Good quality lightweight wheelchairs, such as Maidesite wheelchairs, should remain strong and sturdy for longer compared to poor quality wheelchairs. However, maintenance depends on two important factors – the model of the wheelchair and the type of use it is subjected to on a daily basis.


More specifically, tyre pressure and brakes should be examined monthly. If you feel that the moving parts such as the back rest, the head rest and the arm rests are not properly functioning, you should contact the manufacturer since it is possible that these parts are faulty. Lightweight wheelchairs also require an annual (or bi-annual) check by an authorized supplier to ensure that everything works fine. If repairs are required, you can come to Maidesite and we will make sure that we have all the right parts.

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Basic things you can do on a daily basis


Whether you just got a wheelchair or you are have had a wheelchair for many years, good maintenance is important in order to ensure that it continues to be safe and work properly. Common wheelchair problems are most often not complicated and with the help of a family member or a caregiver, you can keep your wheelchair in good shape.


Get the right tools


You don't have to be a professional in order to keep your lightweight wheelchair in good shape.


Firstly, it's important to read the manufacturer's manual carefully and ensure that you use your chair as suggested. Any other uses may endanger the functionality and longevity of your wheelchair.


Secondly, make sure that you use your wheelchair for a minimum amount of time each day.


Thirdly, it's important to clean your wheelchair according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.


Last but not least, you can invest in a few tools that will help you make a quick repair when you are outside. However, if you don't know how to fix something in your wheelchair, it's always best to contact us and we can guide you through the repair process.


Don't forget your maintenance routine


If your lightweight wheelchair folds up when not used, make sure that it's folded and stored away in a safe place. Folding should always be easy, so make sure you keep the folding joints lubricated. Moreover, it's important to check the frame of your wheelchair routinely to ensure that there are no cracks or weak points. Maidesite lightweight wheelchairs are durable and are designed to distribute a person's weight equally. Nonetheless stress cracks due to frequent use may be an issue after many years. In this case, it's important to consult a certified technician as soon as possible.


Finally, another important part of your maintenance routine is checking the wheels. Making sure they are securely tied to the frame of the wheelchair is important for safety reasons.


Maidesite is one of the largest suppliers of wheelchairs in China and has earned an excellent reputation in product quality and safety since 2009. All of our wheelchairs are safe, sturdy and extensively tested and evaluated before they are placed on the market. Our lightweight wheelchairs, in particular, are a great long-term investment, especially when they are carefully maintained. Welcome to cooperate with us on high quality wheelchairs.