Living in Britain, we always know that the rain is never too far away, especially in the stormy autumn and winter months. When out and about in your mobility scooter, you can easily get caught in the rain, so we decided to do a post on a popular question on whether you can drive your all-terrain mobility scooter in the rain!
Can I Take My Scooter Out in the Rain?
Yes, scooters can go out in the rain, though its best to avoid heavy rain. The ground is a lot more slippery than usual, and in the autumn the leaves on the ground also add to the slipperiness. If you are heading out in the rain, stick to safe routes and slow speeds.
What Should I Do in Heavy Rain?
It happens to all of us, getting caught in heavy rain when you aren’t planning on going home for a while. The best option is to get undercover or indoors so the rain won’t be hitting the electrical controls. Also, when you get home, wipe down the controls.
Should I Get a Rain Canopy?
A rain canopy for your mobility scooter is a great idea, as not only do they protect the scooter’s controls from the elements, but you as well. There are several canopies and covers available which are suitable for all types of mobility scooters, including the ones you can hire from us.
Do I Need to Clean My Mobility Scooter?
When you get home from being out in the rain, it is important to get your scooter dry as soon as possible to prevent any lasting damage. Wipe it down with a clean, dry cloth, paying attention to the upholstery.
What About the Battery?
After you have been out in the rain, it is a good idea to check the battery hasn’t been affected by any water. Again, the best thing to do is wipe it down with a dry cloth before you put the scooter away, especially if you have been around muddy rainwater.
Is it OK to Leave My Scooter in the Rain?
It is not a good idea to leave your scooter out in the rain, and manufacturers recommend not to leave your mobility scooter exposed to the elements. If you do store it outside, a cover is a must, as this will keep your scooter in good condition and somewhat protected from the elements.
Take a look at some of our other blog posts for more information on taking care of your mobility scooter: