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.
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…
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 you have a scooter that comes apart (a boot scooter), then…
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 of the scooter to the picture that shows a person sitting…
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.
NO … No … NO
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…