It is important to keep a wheelchair in good condition for optimal safety. You don't have to be an expert mechanic to do some regular chair maintenance checks. Depending on how much stress or demand is put on a wheelchair will determine how often a maintenance routine should be performed. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of a wheelchair and reduce the number and cost of repairs. A wheelchair maintenance checklist is available to help you identify and track the key items you should be familiar with to help maintain the sport chair. Remember if you are unsure of performing a procedure or you encounter a problem, contact a local wheelchair service provider.
Tools are a worthwhile investment that can save a lot of money in the long run. A few must haves include: Allen wrench set (metric and imperial), adjustable wrench, multi-bit screwdriver, spoke wrench, tire irons, tape measure, adapter, and a tire repair kit. Spare parts such as tubes, bearings, spokes, and bolts are important to keep in your tool kit for emergency repairs.
Lastly, If you are experiencing problems with your sport chair please contact us. On your sport wheelchair you will find:
- The frame and both wheels have the tag # number on them
- The seat cushion, seat sling and back padding are marked in silver with BCWBS and the tag #
- The serial number on the frame