A lot of electric wheelchair owners in the past couple of years have started to look into the option of doing their own repair as well as maintenance on their electric wheelchairs. This is for two main reasons in most cases. The first reason is that manufacturer provided electric wheelchair service in most places is painfully slow. As an electric wheelchair owner if you call the manufacturer of your electric wheelchair and ask for a service person to come and replace a faulty part on your electric wheelchair or even just to service it you are likely to be given a date that is a few days or even weeks in advance. This is due to the fact that electric wheelchairs need constant care and maintenance to keep them running well since they are prone to so much wear and tear. The manufacturers of these assistive devices simply are not able to keep up with the demand from their customers for service and repair and they do not have enough personnel.
The second reason is that due to supply and demand the prices of having a professional come and service or repair your electric wheelchair is very high. Even to have someone just come out and bolt on a new part on your electric wheelchair or to affix something like a wheelchair ramp for cars on to your van you are likely to spend no less than a hundred US Dollars and that is a lot of money in times like this. When you factor into account the statistic that most electric wheelchair users are not people who have a full time job or regular employment then the increased interest in performing repairs and maintenance oneself starts to make a lot more sense. People can save a lot of money if they can fix electric wheelchairs themselves, they have realized.