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The Best Lightweight Self-Propelled Wheelchairs For Travel and Everyday Use

June 11, 2024 - by Will Harrison
Self-propelled wheelchairs have come a long way since the first rear-wheel push chair was designed in 1869. Wheelchairs of old were heavy, uncomfortable and hard to control, but technological developments mean that today we have super-lightweight wheelchairs that are easy to propel and comfortable too. Modern lightweight wheelchairs are made largely from aluminium, although carbon fibre and tit...

I-GO Airrex Lightweight Manual Wheelchair Review - Light, Strong and Fun To Ride!

February 14, 2024 - by Will Harrison

The Airrex LT is one of the most versatile wheelchairs on the market, equally competent around the house or out and about. 

Preparing You and Your Wheelchair for the Winter Weather

December 02, 2021 - by Will Harrison
For wheelchair users the winter weather can be a tricky season to navigate. To prepare your wheelchair for those cold snaps, here’s a few things you can do.

Featured CareCo Self-Propelled Wheelchairs for All Budgets

March 24, 2021 - by Will Harrison
CareCo have a wide selection of self-propelled wheelchairs, many of which are our own brand. So you know what they can do here's a closer look at each one.

Advice For Wheelchair Users To Reduce Coronavirus Risk

June 03, 2020 - by Jon Wade
Peter Axelson explains how 40 years of wheelchair experience has taught him how to best avoid catching colds and flu, and this same advice can be used to help avoid coronavirus.

The First Wheelchairs - A Short History of the Wheelchair

November 20, 2019 - by Jon Wade
The wheelchair has to be the most innovative and life enhancing mobility invention ever made. With a wheelchair, people who are unable to walk, or tire quickly when on their feet for long periods, are suddenly able to get out and about again. Whether you use an attendant wheelchair (we call them transit wheelchairs) or a self-propelled manual wheelchair, you are able to get out again to attend ...

Best Wheelchairs For Working At An Office Desk

June 27, 2019 - by Will Harrison
Today, most jobs involve a fair amount of time sitting at a desk - in fact, for many people today, their entire day requires them to sit at a desk and using a computer, and sometimes a telephone too. The service industry has been computerised and offices full of desks have replaced factory workshop floors all over the world. For most workers this is not a problem, but wheelchair users need can ...

A Self Propelled Wheelchair and Transit Chair Combined: I-GO Airrex

June 03, 2019 - by Will Harrison
With hints of summer in the air it's time to start thinking about how you're going to get out and about during those long, warm days. We here at CareCo stock such a varied range of wheelchairs that it can be hard to choose between what's available, especially when every chair offers its own features and benefits. With that being said, are you someone looking for independence but occasionally ne...

We Review The Best Self Propelled Wheelchairs

April 03, 2019 - by Will Harrison
With so many types of wheelchair finding the perfect one for you isn’t always straightforward, so here's a rundown of products for different lifestyles.

Three Top Picks for Off-Road Wheelchairs

January 11, 2019 - by Will Harrison
Many wheelchairs have the capability of tackling terrain beyond the beaten path thanks to some ingenious design. If you’re a wheelchair user with an adventurous streak one of these off-road wheelchairs may just be the right pick for you.

Six Top European Cities for Wheelchair Accessibility

May 15, 2018 - by Will Harrison
If you’re considering heading abroad this summer, specifically in Europe, but you’re concerned about wheelchair accessibility then you needn’t worry. Many beautifully scenic European cities have a good reputation for wheelchair accessibility. Here are some of the best.

Essential Accessories For Your Wheelchair

September 15, 2017 - by Will Harrison
The right CareCo wheelchair accessories can make your mobility aid experience that much more comfortable for your personal needs.

Pros and Cons of Puncture Proof Tyres in CareCo Mobility Equipment

June 13, 2017 - by Will Harrison
When choosing a new CareCo mobility scooter or electric wheelchair, there are many considerations before making your purchase. Individual need is the most important as is comfort, range, the nature of your mobility needs and price. You may find that some choices are a matter of personal preference. Each issue will have its own pros and cons. That is certainly true of puncture proof tyres. Some ...

How to Look After Your CareCo Wheelchair

June 02, 2017 - by Will Harrison
Like most vehicles, a wheelchair – whether electrical or manual – requires care and attention. There are moving parts than can break, general wear and tear issues and other problems that can mar this vital mobility aid. The more you look after your wheelchair, the more it will look after you. Here are some simple maintenance and care tips to help extend the life of your wheelchair. Keeping You...

CareCo Wheelchairs for Users on a Budget

May 19, 2017 - by Will Harrison
Are you looking for a new wheelchair? You have certainly come to the right place. We aim to supply the widest possible choice for our customers. You will see that the range of CareCo wheelchairs suits all budgets and personal preferences. Whether you require a self-driven or attendant driven, we are confident we have the model for you. Here is just a small selection of our budget models. Self-...

The 3 Big Benefits of Outdoor Wheelchairs

May 26, 2016 - by Will Harrison
A wheelchair might not be the first thing to come to mind when you start thinking about your summer adventures. Surely a mobility scooter, with their larger frames and tyres, are the perfect outdoor aid for those who worry about their mobility? While scooters are indeed terrific for outdoor use, they aren't going to offer you much in the way of transportability, which can be a key requiremen...

Upgrade Your Wheelchair with a Powerstroll

February 23, 2016 - by Will Harrison
Anybody who makes use of a wheelchair will be more than aware of just how convenient they are when you need to get moving. Wheelchairs present probably the cheapest and most convenient way of holding on to your independence when you struggle with limited mobility, although you may find you are restricted in terms of how far or how quickly you can travel. If you don't own a self-propelled wheelc...

The CareCo Enduro: A Superior Self-Propelled Wheelchair

February 18, 2016 - by Will Harrison
It can be incredibly frustrating to live with a mobility issue that hinders how far and how often you can travel by yourself. The market for mobility aids is extensive, but some people need their product to be more than an aid for indoor use and short journeys. The CareCo Enduro tries to solve all of these problems for the user with both short-term and long-term mobility issues. In fact, we ...

Wheelchair Review: CareCo Xpedition Transit Wheelchair

January 08, 2016 - by Will Harrison

Today we’re going to have a look at the CareCo Xpedition Travel Chair, an affordable transit wheelchair packed with a wealth of practical features. It's true that some wheelchairs on the market might well be better equipped for dealing with rougher terrain, but they tend to be larger, less compact products.