If you are purchasing a mobility scooter for the first time the range and choice of options can be mind boggling! Mobility scooters are growing in popularity as they are easy to use, cheap to run and, in many cases really give their users a new lease of life. From short shopping trips to days out with the family owning a scooter can help you maintain your independence.
Types of mobility scooter
The first thing to consider when buying a mobility scooter is
choosing the right size. If you will be making mainly short trips and
want a compact scooter that will fit into a car boot, then choose a
small model. If you are making longer trips and plan to use your scooter
frequently, a mid-sized type may be better. Some mid-sized scooters are
portable; when the scooter is dismantled for transportation the parts
are generally heavier to lift than with a small scooter
The third size is a large scooter; capable of doing 8mph and
therefore getting you from A to B more quickly. Large scooters are also
allowed to travel on the road and have all the necessary equipment
including wing mirrors, indicators and lights to make them road
Choosing the right size mobility scooter
With so many makes and models to choose from the decision can
be daunting. Add to this the fact that leading manufactures donít use
standard terms to categorise their scooters and it really can be hard to
know where to start!
There are a few key questions to ask yourself when making the
choice. First, do you need to transport your scooter in a car boot? If
the answer is yes, then a small model, also known as a boot, compact or
travel scooter, will be a good choice. Second, think about when and
where you want to use your vehicle. If you have to travel on a road to
get to the shops for example, then a large scooter is the only choice
for you; crossing roads on other models is fine, but they are not
allowed to travel on the road.
If you need help choosing the right model or would like to try
out a mobility scooter to see if it is for you, donít hesitate to call
our friendly team of advisers or come in and see us.