What should be mobility scooter tyre pressure?
Mobility tyre pressures are a maintenance concern that should never be ignored. If your scooter has pneumatic tyres, then you should check your user manual for the correct tyre pressures to maintain. However, a general rule of thumb for most electric mobility scooters is to keep your tyre pressures set at 2-2.4 bar (30-35 psi).
Do not underinflate or overinflate your tyres. Low tyre pressure may affect your control over your scooter, and overinflated tyres can burst, causing serious injury to you or damage to your mobility scooter. Check your tyres for signs of wear or damage before each use to make sure they are safe.
How to inflate mobility tyres?
You can inflate your tyres at a motor garage or at home using a regular foot pump or a cycle tyre pump. Be sure to check the PSI rating on the side of the tyre and make sure you don’t under or over-inflate your tyres.
You can buy many battery-operated automatic tyre inflators that will have an electronic pressure display to help you reach the correct tyre pressure.
If you are unsure what tyre pressures to use and have lost your mobility scooter manual that specifies the ideal tyre pressure for your make and model, you should contact your scooter provider for advice.
How to repair mobility tyres?
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tyres and you have a flat tyre, you can have the tube replaced. Contact your dealer for a list of recommended suppliers. If you cannot physically replace an inner tube or tyre by yourself, your dealer can also suggest a local service that will do this for you.
It is best to have a qualified mobility scooter technician repair or replace your pneumatic tyres for you to be on the safe side. It can often be much simpler and quicker because they will have access to all the professional tools and equipment to do the job quickly and efficiently.
You may only need a minor repair and not a complete tyre replacement. There are tyre sealants on the market that can fix small holes and save you money on your tyre repairs and maintenance costs.