Maintenance is essential to prolonging the life of any vehicle. This is especially true for accessible vehicles. Here are a few maintenance tips to keep your mobility vehicle in proper working order, from the experts themselves, the technicians who provide mobility van service in Long Island at Bussani Mobility.
Stay in Contact with Your Mobility Dealer
Taking your vehicle to the same auto shop (or mobility dealer) for service or maintenance will keep an accurate history of your vehicle on file. It’s also so important to go to a specialist who is trained to work with adaptive equipment.
Keep Your Vehicle Clean
Keeping your vehicle clean can prevent issues and help with troubleshooting if concerns do arise. Pay close attention to keeping the door tracks of your ramp unobstructed. When your vehicle is clean and inspected, you can avoid problems down the road.
Maintain Vehicle Lift and Ramp
Remember to have your vehicle’s lift and ramp inspected regularly. This includes making sure they are adequately lubricated. Check to make sure no wires are fraying or breaking, as these can prevent them from working properly. Check that you are able to manually operate your lift or ramp without encountering any jamming, sticking, or other issues. One of the best ways to know if they’re working properly is to listen. If you notice sounds that are not normal, or you see any wires that might be fraying or starting to break, be sure to take your vehicle to a mobility expert.
Establish a Regular Maintenance Schedule
Schedule regular maintenance and inspections. The trained technicians inspect, clean, and lubricate all of the inner workings of your vehicle — helping to keep you safe and sound on the road.
Bussani Mobility is always here and ready to help with your vehicle. Call or come by any of our three locations (Bethpage and Smithtown on Long Island, and Mamaroneck in Westchester) whenever you need assistance.