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    squeaking and squawking tires

    Since it has been getting colder up here my tires of my power chair are creating horrorific noises anytime I move causing grief for everyone. We have laminate floors. any advice would be appreciated. Bruce

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    Keeping them pumped up to their max rating might help a bit, don't think you'll be able to do much else about it. Might be too much hassle if you're out and about a lot, but if you're spending most the time at home you could maybe make some fabric wheel covers, kinda like snow chains on cars. You might get some good drifting action going on too! xD
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    The rubber tires squeak less on dusty floors. Really! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruceofmaui View Post
    Since it has been getting colder up here my tires of my power chair are creating horrorific noises anytime I move causing grief for everyone. We have laminate floors. any advice would be appreciated. Bruce
    Are these pneumatic tires or solid? If they are the solid tires you may be bottoming out.
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    i have vinyl tile floors. my manual chair really squawks when it's rainy outside. having enough air in my tires helps some but not much. the only thing i've found that really helps is to wax the floors real good, 2 or 3 times.

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    I may be new to this, but I've been through a lot of chairs already.
    My experience with manual tires is that the brand new ones squeak, while ones that are years old, and I mean I have no idea how clearly very old are silent.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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