KYMCO Mobility Scooters
K-Lite Comfort mobility scooter has been designed to provide you with
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.
Medium Mobility Scooter
A Medium Mobility Scooter is more suited for keeping at home, to be used to go to the local shops, pub or park.
It has suspension and a comfortable seat, ideal for rough pavements and crossing roads
Large Mobility Scooters
Large Mobility Scooters are for the more adventurous user, as they are capable of a larger range (25 miles), and are built for optimum comfort.
They are available with 6 or 8 mile per hour options, with lights and indicators and therefore suitable for road use.
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Why have your scooter serviced?
As you depend on your scooter to give you independence and transportation it is vital that your scooter is reliable and safe to use.
All mobility scooter manufactures recommend that scooters are serviced at least once a year.
If you wish to sell your scooter at some point, it could attract a higher price with a full service history.
If your scooter is under warranty, extended warranty or you have scooter insurance, it may be invalid if you don’t have your scooter serviced.
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.
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 Go”, follow these simple checks and hopefully you will be among the 80%, and will soon be back on the road!!!
Just follow the the simple checks in order …….NEXT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Wig Wag and the gauge goes slowly back into the green again.
The chances are your battery is faulty
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, the charger will switch off the charge internally once your battery is fully charged
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 frequent long journeys.
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 can only supply 50 amps for a period of 45 minutes.
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: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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.
At the moment this is free.
Q: If I ride on the road, do I need to follow the Highway Code?
A: Yes, you are the same as any other road user.
Q: What speed will my Mobility Scooter go?
A: Depending on the scooter you are buying or have bought, the normal speed is 4mph (6kph), or if you have bought a road scooter it could be 6mph (9kph) or 8mph (12.5kph).
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.
Mobility Scooter Batteries