A guide to helping you
choose the right Mobility Scooter
The key to buying a mobility scooter is to think about your requirements today but also what you might need in the future. This process helps you future proof your purchases and will help save money in the long run. Our Advisors are here to help you find the right product. We do this by assessing your circumstances, needs and wants. You will find our Advisors friendly and informative.
Is a scooter right for me?
Scooters are designed for people who have limited mobility but can still walk to some degree. If you cannot walk we strongly recommend looking at our range of powered wheelchairs.
Which scooter should I choose?
Be realistic by answering the following questions: Do I feel that I can use a scooter? Remember you get a full handover and instruction of how to use your product. Do you have someone who can go out with you on your first journeys? Plan your journey which will give you more confidence.
Do I have reasonable visibility to ensure you and other pedestrians are safe?
What is my weight? You will need to buy a scooter that can take your weight. Is my weight stable or could it increase
Where will I use my scooter the most?
Locally or trips away in the car/public transport.
Will I be able to get on and off the scooter?
Is it important that the seat swivels to make it easy for you?
How far do I want to travel?
Maybe as you gain confidence you may want to travel further than you think?
What speed do I want to travel?
The maximum speed you can travel on the pavement is 4mph, on the road is 8mph and off road 15mph. These are maximum speeds. You are in control of the speed at all times. All scooters have an automatic braking system.
Where will I store my scooter?
Customers will store products in a garage, shed,
house, and scooter garage or under a heavy duty cover. Make sure you can easily get to your scooter and the scooter does not get in your way.
Battery charging Make sure you can charge the scooter in the same place as you store it. If not, do you need a scooter where you can easily remove the batteries and charge them indoors.
Do you have easy access from where you store the scooter to the pavement outside your home?
Do you need a ramp? Are the gates wide enough?
What is the terrain going to be like where I use my scooter?
Hilly, flat etc. Do I need bigger tyres for better ground clearance?
There seems a lot of questions to answer but don’t worry we are here to help. Just pick up the phone and one of our Advisors will be happy to help.
We are here to help you!
Please don’t attempt to choose alone!
Let the experts help you select the right mobility scooter for your needs
The risk of just buying online without advice is choosing an unsuitable product which will undo all the potential benefits. You want to make sure it is fit for purpose, suitable for use in your area and safe for you and those around you. Getting the right scooter will improve your mobility and quality of life.