Buying a Mobility Scooter can seem like a mine field, but by reading this article, all will become clear. You will find help, advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answered.
This article was written by a Mobility Engineer with years of experience with all types of Mobility Equipment including Mobility Scooters.
There are hundreds of different types shapes and sizes of Mobility Scooters available, please use the information within theses articles to gain a better understanding of your requirements for a Mobility Scooter that is right for you.
- “I would always recommend that you go to a Mobility showroom, where you will be assessed before you buy a Mobility Scooter”
- Always go to buy a Mobility Scooter with a friend or relative, never on your own
- Before buying a Mobility Scooter there are a few questions you need to answer:
- Your Heath !
- What are you going to use the Mobility Scooter for?
- Your size matters!!!
- New Mobility Scooter?
- Second Hand Mobility Scooter?
1. Your Health
- It is important that you are capable of using and controlling a Mobility Scooter. Your disability and or your health may prevent you from achieving this.
2. What are you going to use the Mobility Scooter for?
- Taking in the back of a car – Travel Mobility Scooters are easily taken apart to fit into a car boot
- To use in your local area shops, pub, park. – Medium size Mobility Scooters may be suitable
- Long journeys – Large size Mobility Scooters are more suitable
- To use on the road – Only 6 or 8 mile per hour Mobility Scooters are allowed on the roads
3. Your size matters!!!
- If you are very tall, long in the leg or have large feet, then a small travel Mobility Scooter will not be suitable.
- If you are small or very frail then a large Mobility Scooter will not be suitable.
- Your weight is important too, as all Mobility Scooters have a maximum user weight specification.
4. New Mobility Scooters
The advantages of buying a new Mobility Scooter are:
- You get a warranty
- The batteries are brand new
- The Mobility Scooter has been assembled and checked (If bought from a Mobility Showroom)
- You have a point of contact for any queries
5. Second Hand Mobility Scooters
There are several disadvantages of buying a second-hand Mobility Scooter:
- There is no or very limited warranty
- The batteries are usually used and therefore may not last long
- The Mobility Scooter may require a service and or repair
- There is not normally any point of contact with professional advice
- Older Mobility Scooters may not have any spare parts available
Other things to consider