Buying Guide for Mobility Scooters
A mobility scooter is able to provide freedom of movement and a priceless sense of independence. There are so many models of mobility scooter, each with its own set of features and capabilities, that the process of finding the best model for you can be a little daunting. Our Mobility Scooter Buying Guide is intended to take away some of the difficulties in selecting a mobility scooter and to help you find the perfect machine.
By considering the answers to the following questions, you can get a better understanding of the type of mobility scooter that will benefit you the most.
Where are you going to need to use your mobility scooter?
Are you going to need to use your mobility scooter on roads, or will it be enough for you to travel on pavements? This question represents a big distinction in the types of mobility scooter. A machine intended for use on pavements will have a maximum speed of 4mph and will generally come at a cheaper price point than a road-use mobility scooter, which will be able to travel at 6 to 8mph. If you decide on a Road Mobility Scooter you will need to ensure you are road legal.
When choosing one of these types of scooters, think carefully about how far you expect you will need to be able to travel, and for how long. Scooters have different battery power capabilities and as a result the maximum distance that you can travel on a single charge will vary according to the machine.
Will you need to take your mobility scooter in your car?
Being able to fold away your mobility scooter so that it can be transported in cars is a priority for many people. If you intend to drive to the supermarket or shopping centre, for example, it can be a great help to take your mobility scooter with you so that you can get around with ease. Portable Mobility Scooters are designed so that they are easy to disassemble and as light as possible to carry. It is worth remembering that 6-8mph Pavement & Road Mobility Scooters are unlikely to be able to be folded away. However, Portable Mobility Scooters usually have less battery power, and as a result they are capable of travelling at shorter distances on a single charge.
Having a clear understanding of how you intend to use your mobility scooter will help you to make the right choice. View our range of Mobility Scooters for more details about the options available to you.