Most good quality mobility scooter batteries are long lasting, but eventually most batteries begin to deteriorate and may be in need of replacing. Here are some signs that you should replace your scooter’s battery.
When Charging, Your Batteries No Longer Recognise Your Batteries
This can be a frustrating fault as your battery has malfunctioned all of a sudden and is unusable. There are lots of reasons that this can happen, including the care taken of your batteries, read our article on scooter maintenance for guidance on extending your battery life.
Your Machine Starts Cutting Out or Stopping
If your scooter begins cutting out this is likely due to your battery needing replacement. It can be hazardous to continue to use a battery that is prone to cutting out, particularly if you use your scooter on roads. You should go to a mobility shop or have a mobility scooter engineer out to check over your scooter as soon as you notice this issue.
Your Scooter Doesn’t Travel As Far As It Used To
If you find that your scooter is not able to go the distances it used to then this is likely due to a problem with your battery. Batteries will often decline in capacity towards the end of their use and you will likely need to consider replacing your mobility scooter battery to get the full use out of your machine.
The Battery Lights Drop Faster Or Never Fully Charge
Another common symptom of a battery in decline is that the lights drop faster than usual, or your battery is no longer able to reach full charge. In most cases this problem will continue to worsen and the battery will need to be replaced.
If you’re unsure whether a problem is due to an old or faulty battery, or your machine, don’t hesitate to contact our experts at 0800 3689923. Always remember to follow the instructions for battery care given in your manual.
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