In much the same way that accessible vehicles need routine maintenance, your wheelchair needs regular maintenance, too. Do you have a list of daily and monthly tasks to keep your wheelchair in perfect working order? Do you wipe it down with a damp washcloth? Do you check for loose nuts and bolts, and tighten anything that feels even slightly loose? Is your chair power or manual? For power wheelchairs, it’s essential to listen to your motor so you can quickly determine if something might be wrong with it. Make sure to become familiar with the sound of your wheelchair when it’s new.
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