Electric wheelchairs are one of the most expensive items that the average handicapped person owns and not only are they pricey at the time of purchase, their maintenance is also a constant and a not inconsequential expenditure. People who have spent a thousand US Dollars or more on an electric wheelchair can thus not be faulted for feeling stingy when it comes to the question of spending more money on repairs or on replacement parts and maintenance for their electric wheelchairs.
There are however ways to save money on keeping your electric wheelchair in serviceable condition and on buying parts as well as maintenance for your electric wheelchair. The first tip is never to buy parts from the original manufacturer of your electric wheelchair. Always buy third party parts as they are usually just as good as the manufacturer made parts if not better but they cost much less. If you do not know where to buy these parts then the answer is the internet. Sites like Amazon.com and eBay.com are filled with listings of electric wheelchair parts manufactured by third parties at great prices and often with free shipping thrown in as well.
Learning how to fix electric wheelchairs will also save you a ton of money. If you even learn how to perform basic service and maintenance on your own electric wheelchair you will save at least a hundred dollars or so every month as that is the minimum amount of money that any service person would charge you to even come out and have a look at your electric wheelchair. Mot parts on electric wheelchairs these days are designed to be replaced when they start giving trouble and there is very little actual repairing that service persons do these days. If it is as simple as bolting on a new part after you have detached the old part than you may as well get your tools out and do it yourself.