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Rain Protection Accessories for You and Your Mobility Scooter

September 26, 2019 -

With the British weather being as unpredictable as it is – even during the summer months – it’s useful to be prepared for even the most sudden downpours. If you use a mobility scooter the usual solutions of an umbrella or ducking for cover aren’t practical. Fortunately, there are plenty of scooter rain protection accessories to help you out instead.

The electric mobility scooters that we sell meet EU regulations and international standards, specifically EU Directive 93/42/EEC Medical Device Directive, and ISO 7176‑9:2009, Climatic Tests for Electric Wheelchairs.

These standards cover “Water Spray test”, which mimics a light rain shower. However, electric mobility scooters are at risk from both heavy rain and standing water.

As with any product, especially an electrical one, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that it is protected from water. We suggest the use of a scooter cape to protect user and scooter against bad weather. 

CareCo Scooter Cape

man wearing a scooter cape on a mobility scooter

If you’re looking for more comprehensive coverage from the wet weather then the CareCo Scooter Cape may just be the rain protection accessory for the job.

This waterproof cover fully encloses both you and your scooter to provide a barrier from even the heaviest of showers, while still allowing you to drive as normal.

There is also a transparent section to give you a view of the tiller and control panel of the scooter, so you can be sure you’re always in control. Finally, to make getting on and off the scooter simple the cover can be completely opened on one side.

CareCo Scooter Control Panel Cover

rain cover over mobility scooter control panel

If you are expecting light showers and have a good waterproof jacket, then the CareCo Scooter Control Panel Cover is a good option. It protects the tiller control panel from direct rainfall so protects the parts most likely to fail in wet conditions.

You can fix it to your scooter and leave it on all the time. This works really well if used with the CareCo Scooter Seat Cover - there is nothing worse than having to sit on a wet seat, and this solves that common British problem!

CareCo Deluxe Scooter Storage Cover

scooter cover protecting a mobility scooter

The CareCo Deluxe Scooter Storage Cover is a heavy duty rain cover that fits over larger road mobility scooters. It includes handy flaps for charging cables. The cover is 2m long and 1m tall when flat and will cover most mobility scooters.

This is perfect if you need to leave your scooter outside for short periods when rain is expected - we recommend that you always pack your scooter cover when you venture out too, as you never know when you might get caught in a downpour.

CareCo Mobility Store

CareCo Mobility Store

The CareCo Mobility Store provides watertight cover for your scooter and it an excellent idea during the cold autumn and winter months, although should be used all year round to ensure your scooter kept dry at night. The store comes with anchor plates and rust proof poles so it will protect your beloved scooter for many years to come.

CareCo Hi-Vis Accessory Pack - Includes Rain Cover

bag and can holder with reflective strips on mobility scooter

The CareCo Hi-Vis Accessory Pack has a number of rain protection items included to protect your scooter. When on the move you can cover the tiller with the Scooter Control Panel Cover that both protects the electronics from rain and lets you see the controls clearly thanks to the transparent segment.

There is also the Seat Cover that prevents the chair from getting wet when you need to leave your scooter unattended. Finally, the Scooter Storage Cover will keep the entire vehicle shielded from the elements when it’s not in use.

When going out after rain, avoid driving through standing water and puddles, as water splashing up can in some cases get into the electrics around the battery compartment or the tiller, causing failure.

While some scooter manuals do not specifically say "don't use in torrential rain" it is strongly recommended that you avoid getting them very wet. This also applies when cleaning your scooter - never use a hose, always carefully clean with a moist cloth and dry immediately.

Most scooter manufacturers do state in their manuals to avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt or standing water whenever possible. Most scooters will perform perfectly well in light showers, so do not let the fear of a little rain put you off going out.

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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