Mobility Scooter Buyers Guide
What type of Mobility Scooters are there to choose from?
There are three types of mobility scooter to choose from, each with their own features and benefits.
Travel mobility scooters are lightweight, compact scooters that can be dismantled for ease of storage and transportation. This type is ideal for anyone looking to take their scooter on holiday, whether home or abroad, or for days out and about.
Pavement mobility scooters are great for short trips out, whether you're going shopping or visiting friends. With a maximum speed of 4mph, a pavement mobility scooter will get you from A to B quickly and comfortably.
6-8 MPH scooters are sturdy, road-worthy scooters with a maximum speed between 6-8mph. Fitted with a large, more powerful battery, this type of scooter is great for longer distances or journeys on-road, keeping you safe and secure from beginning to end.
What type of Mobility Scooter is right for me?
The answer to this question depends solely on what you require from your mobility scooter.
Are you looking to purchase a lightweight scooter you can disassemble into separate sections and store in your car? Then a travel mobility scooter would be the right choice for you.
A pavement mobility scooter may be a better choice if you're looking for faster speed, increased comfort, and a wider travelling distance.
A 6-8 MPH scooter would be the right purchase for you if you're looking to travel long distances at a fast speed, and are looking to drive on-road. Superior comfort and safety are just some of the benefits of buying a 6-8 MPH scooter.
Due to their size and weight, pavement and 6-8 MPH mobility scooters are ideal for anyone with the space, whether inside or outdoors, to store the scooter, while travel mobility scooters are compact and light enough to be broken down and packed away.
What do I need to consider when buying a Mobility Scooter?
With every scooter fitted with its own features, you'll need to consider what's a priority to you. If you struggle with movement and a lack of strength in your arms you may want to consider buying a scooter with an easy-to-control delta tiller system. If you're looking for ease of access a scooter with a swivel seat and adjustable armrests may be best for you. Looking to travel at night? Then a scooter with lights and reflectors is your safest option. The variation in options is endless, which is why you need to think about what's important to you.
What else might I need?
We stock a wide range of accessories that can improve your driving experience and protect your mobility scooter. Lights, reflectors, bags, covers, cushions, alarms, ramps - all extras you can purchase to help you enjoy the ride. You can also purchase mobility scooter insurance through CareCo, ideal for covering the costs of accidents or breakdowns.