Winter Service For Your Mobility Van | M.C. Mobility Systems

Winter Service For Your Mobility Van

Every vehicle should be serviced for winter, and your mobility van is no different. Snowy terrain and icy roads can make for dangerous driving conditions. MC Mobility can service your van and provide the proper maintenance to make sure it is in the best condition possible.

A service appointment will:

Maintain Your Accessible Van’s Adaptive Equipment
Entering and exiting your van during winter months exposes your adaptable equipment to snow, ice and water, elements that can cause severe damage to the equipment’s architecture and functionality. It is also important to make sure that your van’s ramp and lift are properly lubricated and adjusted, so they don’t freeze or get stuck. MC Mobility’s service technicians will clean and lubricate the lower door track, ramp hinges, the sliding door rollers, and the kneel chain. They will also inspect the kneel actuator and switches.

Test Your Accessible Van’s Battery

Cold weather is hard on any vehicle’s battery, but your mobility van’s battery uses more energy than others because it powers the ramps, lifts and automated doors. The technicians at MC Mobility will make sure your battery is clean and functioning properly so that your vehicle and all of your adapted equipment continues to operate at optimal performance.

Check Your Accessible Van’s Tire Pressure
Cold air causes tire deflation. The MC Mobility techs will make sure your tires are properly inflated and check the tread; it’s important to have the best traction possible on snow-covered roads. If any part of a tire is balding or wearing, it’s time for a replacement.

Aside from bringing your van for service, there are other things you can do to further ensure your safety on the road this winter:

Check your brakes and transmission. Brakes with excessive wear will not perform well on snow and ice covered roads.
Install winter wiper blades. Winter wipers are built to better withstand snow and ice. They will also keep your windshield from freezing and hindering your visibility.
Check your mobility vehicle’s fluids. Make sure your van has an adequate supply of antifreeze, wiper fluid, oil and gas. If not, fill each fluid or top off any that are low.
Winter Driving Emergency Kit. Keep an emergency kit in your mobility van, just in case. Be sure to include a cell phone and a cell phone charger, water, snacks, blankets, a flashlight, and anything else you think you might need.

At MC, your safety and mobile comfort are our top priorities. Schedule a service appointment today by visiting our website or calling 800-503-0052. We will do everything we can to secure your freedom this winter. After all, we’re here to get you there.