Skip to content

Maintaining your Mobility Aid

Maintaining your mobility aid is crucial for several reasons:

Ensuring Safety:  Regularly checking your mobility aid for wear and tear is cruicial in ensuring it functions optimally.

Maintaining Performance:  A well-maintained mobility aid provides a smoother and more stable experience, which is essential for comfortable mobility.

Extending Durability:  Regular care and maintenance can significantly extend the life of your aid, making it a reliable long-term mobility solution.

Preventing Costly Repairs:  By catching potential issues early, you can avoid more serious damage that could lead to expensive repairs or replacements later on.

Providing Peace of Mind:  Knowing your mobility aid is in excellent working condition allows you to use it with confidence.

Rollators and wheelchairs are indispensible mobility aids and can get heavily used in every day use, therefore, it is adviseable to check and maintain them periodically to ensure they are in tip top condition. 

Both rollators and wheelchairs should be regularly inspected and any dust and dirt removed from the wheels, paying special attention to keeping the brakes and wheel hubs clean and free from any debris which can impair their function.

If necessary, all surfaces can be cleaned with a damp, soft fabric cloth and clean water, and if necessary with a little gentle non-abrasive detergent for tougher marks.  Wipe with a dry cloth afterwards, we do not recomment using paper towels, as these can possibly be rough and scratch the surface.

We recommend that seats are regularly treated with fabric protection, colour testing a small patch first, to prevent stains.

It is also adviseable to periodically check all screws for tightness as with use, they can become loose overtime.

Our five-step checklist to regularly maintaining your mobility aid:

  • Check and tighten bolts, screws* and brakes, if necessary.
  • Clean wheel hubs and inspect brakes for any dirt, debris or hair.
  • Treat the seat with a fabric guard, spot testing first, to help resist stains.
  • Wipe surfaces clean with a damp fabric cloth and use a non-abrasive mild detergent if needed for more persistent marks.
  • Apply suitable lubricants to maintain smooth movement.

For the Carbon Overland rollators: check the pressure of the tires (1.5 – 1.8 BAR / 21 – 26 PSI)

* the byACRE range or rollators have T25 or a H3 screw head which can be found in a domestic tool kit

For your safety

Never use a mobility aid if it is in any way defective.

If the aid is damaged or defective, then it may not be safe to use, and it may be further damaged from continued use.

Do not use the seat of rollators or wheelchairs to transport heavy loads.

Do not sit on the rollator and be pushed, or push yourself along - it is not intended for this use.  Doing so will place unintended strain on the cross frame and can damage it. 

Before using the seat of your mobility aid, always engage the parking brake first.

Do not modify the mobility aid or use non-original accessories or attachments with it.  Doing so will expire / nulify the manufacturers liability, and could create potential safety risks.