Caring Comes First Mobility services and repairs the following mobility equipment: Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs, Wheelchairs, Adjustable Chairs, Adjustable Beds.
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 the family & friends; and can be taken away on holiday….
Buying a Mobility Scooter 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.
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 plug / wires. Remedy Switch off the charger and disconnect it…
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 is usually used by people who use their Mobility Scooter for…
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 some time, the capacity may drop to 75%, then the battery…
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? 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? A: Not at the moment, you come under a similar judgment as a bicycle.
If you are on the road you are the same as any other road user, i.e. you can be prosecuted for drink driving.
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.
If I ride on the road, do I need to follow the Highway Code?
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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Who Qualifies for VAT Exemption The zero-rating of goods for disabled people depends in part upon the status of the recipient and part upon the use of the goods. The person must be chronically sick or disabled, and the goods must be used for their own domestic or personal use only. Definitions A person is…
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
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Mobility Scooter Battery Charging Q: How often do I need to charge my Mobility Scooter batteries? A: Charge it over night after each time you use the Mobility Scooter using the supplied battery charger. Or better still leave it on charge untill you use it next – Come in …. Plug in (Do NOT wait…