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Gain More Freedom and Independence With a Mobility Scooter

August 21, 2014 -
Mobility Scooter

Over the past decade, mobility scooter technology has really taken off, and in turn transforming the lives of millions of people all over the world. Those people, whose bodies are slowing down and can no longer walk for long distances or stand for long periods of time are now experiencing new opportunities that would severely limit generations of the past.

Due to the improvements in mobility scooter technologies such as advanced electric batteries, fast automatic folding, and enhanced design processes a world of possibilities has opened up to those who are less able. Mobility scooters now come in a range of different sizes from travel scooters to pavement scooters and can be designed around your lifestyle.

For those who want to replace their reliance on a motor vehicle to travel around, a road mobility scooter is a great choice. Able to travel longer distances that other types of mobility scooter, these strong and durable scooters are packed full of features such as front and rear lights, fully adjustable seats and headrests and a maximum range of up to 20 miles meaning that you’ll never be left stranded again. Popular road mobility scooters include the CareCo Titan, Vega RS8, and the powerful Abilize Ranger.

Some models also feature a designated pavement mode which limits the scooter to 4 Mph meaning it can be used on the path and in shops making them truly versatile. Those who enjoy day trips out or want to go further afield can take advantage of travel mobility scooters. These scooters are specially designed to be taken with you on your travels and effortlessly fold down to fit into a car or van.

Travel mobility scooters also offer a range of features including a handy shopping basket, removable batteries for easy charging and fully adjustable seats and controls. Our best-selling travel mobility scooters include the CareCo Zoom and the rugged CareCo Airlite. With a maximum range between 8 and 10 miles, travel mobility scooters are ideal for day trips out or a quick trip to visit family and friends.

Independent Shopping With Pavement Mobility Scooters

Another type of scooter is the pavement mobility scooter; ideal for people who are looking for the durability of a road mobility scooter in a more compact form, a pavement mobility scooter has a bigger motor and larger battery than a travel mobility scooter, making them the best of both worlds.

Pavement mobility scooters usually have to top speed of 4 Mph, allowing it to legally travel on pavements and public footpaths, this is great for those who are not confident of travelling on the road. Pavement mobility scooters come with a range of features including built-in suspension to provide a smoother ride over bumpier surfaces, adjustable seats and controls for the best comfort and can travel up to 20 miles on a single charge.

For those who want a compact mobility scooter that has all of the features associated with a road scooter then a pavement scooter is a great choice. Popular pavement mobility scooters include the safety conscious CareCo Victory pavement scooter. The growing market for mobility scooters means that you can now buy a wide range of accessories including standard and folding ramps, gel seats, covers and even mobile phone holders.

Replacement scooter batteries and charges are also available, as well as a wide array of safety accessories such as reflective tape and seat belts to keep you and your scooter in tip top condition for many years to come.

Fancy a spontaneous trip to the local park or an afternoon of shopping in your favourite stores? A mobility scooter gives you the freedom and liberation to travel significant distances without tiring yourself out and without the help of others; this in turn can provide a sense of independence that is key to both physical and mental wellbeing. For more inspiration watch our scooter video reviews.

Will Harrison
Will Harrison

Will Harrison is the founder of CareCo. He has worked in the mobility industry his entire life and grown CareCo from a grassroots business in his family home to the UK's leading mobility retailer with nationwide mobility showrooms and operating in the global market.

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