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Wheelchairs


We stock a range of both Transit and self proppelled wheelchairs View our range

Wheelchair Hire Berkshire & Hampshire


Wheelchair Hire in Berkshire and Hampshire

Adjustable chairs


View our range of Adjustable Chairs General Information An Adjustable Chair, also known as a Rise & Recline chair, is one that is powered by electric motor(s) to adjust the back and leg rest, so that the user has a comfortable and well supported…

Mobility Equipment Servicing and Repair


Caring Comes First Mobility services and repairs the following mobility equipment: Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs, Wheelchairs, Adjustable Chairs, Adjustable Beds.

Assessments


Assessments are essential for matching the correct product to the needs, size weight, mobility and disability of our customers. We provide free assessments for all our customers, particularly when purchasing the following products.

Mobility Scooters Facts & Information


The Travel Mobility Scooter The “Boot Scoot” as it is known in the trade is a scooter that comes apart easily and can be packed into the boot of a car. This type of Mobility Scooter is ideal for going out for walks with…

Knee Replacement / Hip Replacement Operation Aids and Products


Hip / Knee Replacement Operation Aids, Equipment and Products Both Knee and Hip replacement operations are now common place, and the recovery times are reducing as technology advances. The recovery period is the most important part of the treatment, as what you do during…

Mobility Scooters – Buyers Check List


Mobility  Scooter Buyers Check List “Always go to buy a Mobility Scooter with a friend or relative, never on your own” Make sure you have the answers ready for the questions below

Number of Wheels


Number of Wheels   Four wheeled Mobility Scooters are the most popular, due to their stability.       Three wheeled Mobility Scooters have small turning circles making them easy to manoeuvre.     Three wheeled Mobility Scooters with stabilisers have small turning circles…

Mobility Scooter Sizes


Mobility Scooter Sizes The Travel Mobility Scooter The “Boot Scoot” as it is known in the trade is a scooter that comes apart easily and can be packed into the boot of a car. This type of Mobility Scooter is ideal for going out…

Where to buy a Mobility Scooter


Where to buy a Mobility Scooter At the end of the day you will buy a Mobility Scooter from whoever you choose, but please read all the information below first, to avoid some of the common pitfalls.

Wheelchairs


Wheelchairs, Attendant Wheelchairs, Self propelled Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Accessories Caring Comes First Mobility has a large selection of Wheelchairs available to meet your needs, all at competitive prices All our wheelchairs come complete with footrests and arm rests, cushions can be purchased separately.   Each…

My Mobility Scooter won’t go


As a Mobility Engineer I am often asked “Why won’t my Scooter move?” Surprisingly in about 80% of cases, just by talking to the owner over the phone and asking them to carry out simple checks, can rectify the problem. So if your “Mobility Scooter Won’t…

1. Is your scooter connected to the charger


1. Is your scooter connected to the charger If your scooter is connected to the charger then it will not go. The reason for this is to prevent you driving off while connected to the charger, which would cause you to rip out the…

2. Is your battery charged


2. Is Your Battery Charged Check the fuel gauge to make sure the gauge is in the green or yellow. If the gauge is pointing to the red, then your battery requires charging, your scooter can sense this and will not run. Remedy If…

3. Are you in Gear


3. Are You In Gear Check to ensure you are in gear; get off the scooter and see if you can push the scooter freely. If you can push the scooter then you are in free wheel. Remedy Move the lever at the back…

4. Is your Wig-Wag Clear


4. Is Your Wig Wag Clear The Wig Wag is the bar you press to go forward or reverse. It must be in the rest position before you switch on the Mobility Scooter. Remedy Remove any bags from the handle bars Ensure the Wig…

5. Are you Connected


5. Are You Connected If you have a transportable (boot scooter) ensure the rear and front end are joined firmly together and are in line. Also if there are any plug and sockets used to connect the electrics, check they are in firmly. Remedy…

6. Is your Battery Faulty


6. Is Your Battery Faulty If your fuel gauge is pointing to the green area; but when you move the Wig Wag (forward / reverse lever) the gauge points to the red or goes fully to the left, and then you let go of…

7. Is Your Charger Working


7. Is Your Charger Working When you connect your charger the charge light should come on. Once the battery is 95% charged then the charge light should go out. Charging can take up to 12 hours, I always recommend you leave your battery on charge over night,…

Cosyfeet Footwear


Men’s and Women’s Shoes / Boots Sandals / Slippers / Hosiery / Socks What Makes cosyfeet so special? There’s wide fitting and then there’s Cosyfeet! Designed to fit and flatter swollen feet Wider, deeper and roomier than anything you’ll find on the high street…

Q: AGM or GEL battery?


Q: AGM or GEL battery? A: An Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) is the standard Mobility Scooter battery, and is for general use. The Gelled Electrolyte (GEL) is capable of a deeper discharge and can be charged / discharged (cycled) more than a AGM battery; it…

Q: What is battery capacity?


 Q: What is battery capacity? A: Battery capacity is the amount of charge your battery can hold. i.e. If you have a 50 amp/hour battery then when it is new, it will supply 50 amps for a period of 1 hour (100%) capacity. After…

Q: Can I use car batteries in my Mobility Scooter?


 Q: Can I use car batteries in my Mobility Scooter? A: NO, car batteries are designed to give a short burst of very high current, but Mobility Scooter batteries are designed to provide long periods of constant low current.

Q: Are Mobility Batteries Safe?


Q: Are Mobility Batteries Safe? A: Yes they are Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, maintenance free and are accepted on all forms of transport including aircraft.

Q: Do I need to pass a test to ride my Mobility Scooter on the road?


Q: Do I need to pass a test to ride my Mobility Scooter on the road? A: Not at the moment, you come under a similar judgment as a bicycle.

Q: Can I drink and ride my mobility Scooter?


If you are on the road you are the same as any other road user, i.e. you can be prosecuted for drink driving.

Q: Do I need a road tax For my Mobility Scooter?


If your Mobility Scooter is a class 3 (has the capability of going over 4mph / 6kph) then yes, you need to register the scooter with the DVLA.

Q: If I ride on the road, do I need to follow the Highway Code?


If I ride on the road, do I need to follow the Highway Code?

Q: What speed will my Mobility Scooter go?


A road scooter has a switch to drop down to 4mph (6kph) for pavement use.

Note: It is against the UK law to go faster than 4mph (6kph) on pavements.

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