Tag: Mobility Scooters Frequently Asked Questions

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… Continue Reading “Mobility Scooters Facts & Information”

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… Continue Reading “My Mobility Scooter won’t go”

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… Continue Reading “1. Is your scooter connected to the charger”

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… Continue Reading “2. Is your battery charged”

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… Continue Reading “3. Are you in Gear”

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… Continue Reading “4. Is your Wig-Wag Clear”

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… Continue Reading “5. Are you Connected”

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… Continue Reading “6. Is your Battery Faulty”

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… Continue Reading “Q: AGM or GEL battery?”

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… Continue Reading “Q: What is battery capacity?”

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.

Q: Can I use my Mobility Scooter on the motorway?


NO … No … NO

Mobility Scooter Batteries


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

VAT Exemption For Mobility Products


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… Continue Reading “VAT Exemption For Mobility Products”

Mobility Scooters in the snow


Mobility Scooters with snow chains

Mobility Scooter Battery Charging


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… Continue Reading “Mobility Scooter Battery Charging”

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