CareCo provides a number of different types of mobility scooter from the budget to the luxury, basic to full-featured and from lightweight to sturdy. One popular model type we supply is the travel scooter. These are a recent development in the mobility area and different from other types you will see on the market. You will find they are cheaper too. Here are just some of the benefits to buying a CareCo travel mobility scooter either on its own or to complement your other scooter.
Lightweight: Easy to Transport
One of the most important features of CareCo travel scooters is their lightweight nature. This adds a number of advantages. They are easy to move around and to carry. Even if you cannot move the vehicle yourself, you won’t necessarily need two big and burly men to do it for you. Please look through our range of travel scooters. The CareCo AirLite, for example, comes in at a surprising 39kg or 6 stone / 84lb, about the same weight as a normal-sized 12-year-old boy. This should be easy for one person with average to good mobility to move around and no problem for a carer.
There are two design features common to CareCo travel scooters. Some of our models have one of these features and some have both. Travel scooters are designed to go easily into most cars. Either they will fold for compactness, or they will have quick release parts to fit into your boot in a way that is convenient for you or your vehicle. This is a great selling point for many people who have generally average to good mobility but struggle over rough terrain and up hills but do not want to give up their love of getting out and about.
Manoeuvrability: Get Around Easily
One aspect you may not have considered when looking through the range of CareCo travel scooters is how easy they are to manoeuvre. Although designed for the great outdoors and transportability primarily, it is much easier to negotiate tight corners and small spaces. This means that travel scooters are the perfect type of mobility scooter to use inside your home. If you live in a small flat with limited space, it’s perfect for everyday use. The lightweight design makes this type of model so easy to manoeuvre. Just as small cars feel light on their wheels, so do travel scooters. If you will mostly be using your scooter in town and shops, then a 3 wheel mobility scooter may be the best option.
Great for Storage
One a similar note, the foldable nature and the fact that some can be taken apart, makes these devices easier and better for storage. Older couples or disabled people who live alone or whose children have flown the nest don’t need a lot of space. But a mobility scooter can take up a lot of room. CareCo travel scooters are much less of a headache when you can take them apart or fold them away into a cupboard, wardrobe or garage.
They Have a Good Range
The range depends on a number of factors, not least of all the battery power, vehicle and user combined weight. As already discussed, one of the main benefits of a CareCo travel scooter is the lack of weight. This contributes greatly to the vehicle’s range. Typically, you’ll find that most of our travel scooter models have a range of between 8 and 10 miles. That’s perfect for quickly going out to the shops and for those short journeys in the country when you take it with you on holiday.
How To Dismantle and Reassemble a Travel Scooter
Also advice on maintaining scooters:
Ultimately, CareCo travel scooters are designed with your convenience in mind. If a traditional mobility scooter is not for your or has too many features, then perhaps you should consider a travel scooter?