As a Motability customer, you know how important it is to have a reliable and accessible vehicle to get around. That's why it's essential to keep your WAV or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle in tip-top shape.
Regular maintenance and care can help prolong the life of your vehicle and ensure that it stays safe for you and your passengers. In this post, we'll cover the basics of how to look after your Motability WAV or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.
One of the best things you can do to ensure your Motability WAV stays in top condition is to have it serviced regularly.
This will help identify any potential problems early on and prevent more serious issues down the line. Your Motability dealer can advise you on the best servicing schedule for your particular vehicle.
It's essential to carry out routine checks on your Motability WAV, including checking the oil and coolant levels, tyre pressure, and brakes.
Check underneath your WAV for any signs of leaks from oil, brake fluid or coolant hoses – these should be replaced immediately as they could not only cause damage but also be dangerous for those travelling inside the vehicle too.
Every three months you should check all fluids such as oil, engine coolant and transmission fluid - these levels should all remain at their recommended levels according to the manufacturer's instructions – adding more if needed or replacing fluids entirely if they’re due for renewal based on mileage/time in service intervals stated in the manual.
Keep it clean
Keeping your Motability WAV clean is not just for aesthetic purposes.
Make sure the exterior of the vehicle is cleaned regularly. Dirt and grime can accumulate on body panels, compromising aerodynamics and reducing fuel efficiency.
Washing the car helps keep it looking good and prevent rusting or corrosion of any vulnerable surfaces.
The interior should be vacuumed weekly to remove dust, dirt and pet hair which could otherwise damage upholstery.
Pay particular attention to frequently used spots on upholstery such as armrests and headrests, where body oils can also build up over time causing staining or discolouration if left untreated.
Looking after your Motability WAV or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle is essential to keep it safe and reliable. Regular servicing, routine checks, cleaning, proper storage, and maintaining any modifications made are all crucial parts of ensuring that your vehicle lasts for years to come. Remember to follow the positive tips in this post, and you'll have peace of mind that your Motability WAV is always in top shape.