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Wheelchair maintenance is one of the most important things you can do with your wheelchair. A foldable frame wheelchair needs to be tweaked once in a while to keep the ride tight.
The most common component to get loose on a chair is the frame axle. It is important to always keep track of the condition of the axle, to make sure that there is no vulnerability on the frame. If an axle is loose enough, it can snap while the chair is being used and may cause unnecessary injury.
Maintaining Wheelchair Frame
You always want to keep track of the condition of your chair. This way you can avoid having long-term issues with the frame or components. If you hear the chair squeaking it may need to be lubricated. But in some cases it may be early signs of deterioration.
If the chair feels loose when you are propelling or being pushed, you may want to take it to a durable medical equipment shop to get it checked out. Sometimes rims of the wheels need to be trued in order to keep the chair in great condition. A bicycle shop can do this, since there are more of those types of locations than there are wheelchair shops.
Loose Components Lead to Injury
If the chair feels loose when you are using it, you should check to see if there are any loose bolts that may cause an accident to happen. If the bolts are lose on any component you want make sure that it is tighten as soon as possible to avoid it falling off when you are using it outdoors.
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