Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Mobility Scooters

Our FAQ should help you find answers to the more common questions about mobility scooters. Let's dive in and find the answers you need!

If you still have any other questions, then please feel free to contact us on 0333 4141890 or complete our enquiry form and we can call you back.

Are there different types of mobility scooters?

Yes, mobility scooters come in various types to suit different needs. Some common types include:

How fast can a mobility scooter go?

The speed of mobility scooters varies depending on the model and type. On average, most mobility scooters have a maximum speed of around 4 to 8 miles per hour (6 to 13 km/h). Some scooters may have adjustable speed settings for added control.

Do I need a driver's license to operate a mobility scooter?

No license is required to operate a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair in the UK, but registration may be necessary in some cases. However, it's important to note that only specific types of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs are allowed to be driven on the road (see Class 3 above.)

Can I use a mobility scooter indoors?

Yes, many mobility scooters are designed for indoor use. 3-wheel scooters are especially well-suited for manoeuvring through tight spaces in homes, shopping centres, and other indoor environments.

What should I consider when buying a mobility scooter?

Before purchasing a mobility scooter, consider the following factors:

Remember, when buying a mobility scooter, take your time to research and choose the one that best fits your needs and lifestyle. It's also a good idea to test-drive different mobility scooters, to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

We recommend our free, no-obligation home demonstrations, which are designed to help you choose the right mobility equipment from the comfort of your home. For a bit of fun, you can also use our Pick-a-Scoota questionnaire, to help get an idea of what lightweight mobility scooter could be ideal for you.

What is a "car boot" scooter?

A car boot scooter refers to a compact and portable mobility scooter designed to conveniently fit into the boot of a car. Unlike larger, more cumbersome "Road Class" mobility devices that require dedicated storage, these ingeniously designed lightweight scooters prove to be a practical and space-saving solution.

Learn more about our recommended lightweight mobility scooters.

How much do mobility scooters cost?

The cost of mobility scooters can vary significantly based on their type, features, and brand. Travel scooters & other 4-mph portable mobility scooters are generally more affordable and can cost between £2,000 to £3,000. Full-sized (8-mph) scooters with more features and capabilities may range from £2,500 to £5,000 or more.

Are mobility scooters covered by my home insurance?

In some cases, mobility scooters might be covered by insurance, particularly if they are deemed medically necessary. However, coverage can vary depending on your insurance provider. You must contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage options.

How do I maintain and care for my mobility scooter?

Proper maintenance is essential to keep your mobility scooter running smoothly. Some basic maintenance tips include:

Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and user manual for maintenance instructions specific to your mobility scooter model.

We strongly advise getting your mobility scooter serviced annually. Regular servicing ensures that you won't have to be concerned about unforeseen breakdowns or repairs, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey with peace of mind.

For those seeking mobility scooter servicing in the Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Fareham, Cosham, Portchester, Exeter, or Torquay regions, we can easily schedule an appointment for you. Additionally, we offer a pickup and drop-off service for your convenience.

Even if you reside outside of these areas, don't hesitate to contact us. We can still assist you by directing you to one of our reliable partners located throughout the UK.

If you have any other questions, then please feel free to contact us on 0333 4141890 or complete our enquiry form.

We are happy to answer your mobility questions. You may also be eligible for a free home demonstration of a selection of the best folding electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, all without any obligation to buy. Enquire Now
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