There are hundreds of different types shapes and sizes of Mobility Scooters available, please use the information within this article to gain a better understanding of your requirements for a Mobility Scooter that is right for you.

I would always recommend that you go to a Mobility showroom, where you will be assessed before you buy scootmobielen

Always go to buy a with a friend or relative, never on your own

Before buying there are a few questions you need to answer:

Your Health

It is important that you are capable of using and controlling a Mobility Scooter. Your disability and or your health may prevent you from achieving this.

What are you going to use the Scooter for?

Different scooters are suited fo

  • Taking in the back of a car – Travel Scooters are easily taken apart to fit into a car boot
  • Medium size Mobility Scooters are more suited for trips to your local shops, pub or park.
  • For long journeys – Large size Scooters are more suitable
  • To use on the road – Only 6 or 8 mile per hour Scooters are allowed on the roads

Size matters!

Both your size and the size of the scooter must be mached

  • If you are very tall, long in the leg or have large feet, then a small travel Scooter will not be suitable.
  • If you are small or very frail then a large Scooter will not be suitable.
  • Your weight is important too, as all Scooters have a maximum user weight specification.

New

Advantages of buying new are:

  • You get a warrantee
  • The batteries are brand new
  • It has been assembled and checked (If bought from a Mobility Showroom)
  • You have a point of contact for any queries

Second Hand

There are several disadvantages of buying second hand:

  • There is no or very limited warrantee
  • The batteries are usually used and therefore may not last long
  • The Mobility Scooter may require a service and or repair
  • There is not normally any point of contact with professional advice
  • Older Mobility Scooters may not have any spare parts available