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As with any type of mechanical device, your Invacare wheelchair, with its moving parts (and in
some cases, motor and battery), has to have all parts working smoothly in order for it to function
correctly. Proper wheelchair maintenance is an important part of keeping a wheelchair in peak
condition, and is something that should be performed on a regular basis. Still, there will be times
when, despite proper maintenance, replacement of some of your Invacare wheelchair parts will be
necessary.

Fortunately, a number of Invacare wheelchair parts can be easily purchased, and repairs can be
made yourself. This article will explore what kinds of wheelchair parts are readily available and
what things to consider when attempting any type of wheelchair repair.

To begin, keep in mind that Invacare directions should always be followed when using,
maintaining, or replacing parts on your wheelchair. In addition, always be certain that you are
using the correct parts: check part numbers and make sure that what you are purchasing will fit
your Invacare wheelchair. Some things are interchangeable from one manufacturer to another and
others are not. Some parts are actually universal. Before ordering, take measurements, check the
Invacare specifications, and contact your parts vendor directly if you have questions. As most
Invacare wheelchair parts are readily available online, purchasing through a reputable, secure site
is important: if the company does not have a way for you to contact them directly with questions,
order elsewhere.

So what kinds of parts can easily be replaced without you taking your wheelchair for an expensive
repair job?

* Wheelchair castors are the small wheels positioned at the front of your chair, and help provide
your direction when moving. Castors are available in a range of sizes, from 3" to 8".
* Rear Wheel Assemblies and Tires are available in a variety of options that can affect the
performance of your wheelchair.
* If you have a powered wheelchair, then you will need to replace your wheelchair battery at
regular intervals. In addition, you may need to replace the battery charger as well.
* Front riggings (including footrests and elevating leg rests) are essential to the comfort of the
wheelchair user.
* Anti-tip devices are essential for the safety of the wheelchair user.
* Arm rests, cushions, brakes, and cross-braces all can wear out or need replacement at times,
and are relatively easy to take care of on your own.

Regular and timely maintenance of your wheelchair, and replacement of worn or broken Invacare
wheelchair parts will insure that your wheelchair operates at it's optimum performance, and will
provide you with the safety and mobility that you need. Take good care of your Invacare
wheelchair and it will reward you with years of faithful service in return.




N. M. Bobby was the caregiver and advocate for her elderly parents for nearly a decade. In that
time, she personally experienced first hand, many of the physical, emotional, and financial
challenges of adult children who care for their aging parents. She discusses many of the issues
related to caring for the elderly and disabled on her blog, Aging Parent Conversations, and also
provides a guide to simple wheelchair repair and replacing Invacare wheelchair parts.




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