Question: Can you please tell me how to tighten the brakes on a manual wheelchair? ~Cathy
Answer: Tightening the brakes on your manual wheelchair should be relatively easy. Your breaks should be tightened about once per month or when needed. Your brakes may loosen over time and move away from the tire. For most manual wheelchairs, to tighten the breaks you have to move the brake closer to the tire and tighten the bolts. However, you should read the owner's manual carefully. If you don't have a manual for your wheelchair you should ask your local wheelchair dealer or supplier to provide you with one. You can also ask them how to properly maintain your wheelchair. If your tires are worn, your brakes may not work properly so you should replace the tires. If you have any problems with your wheelchair or you don't know how to maintain or fix it properly by yourself you should contact your local wheelchair dealer.