When walking any distance becomes more difficult, or if you are reliant on others to get out and about, to go shopping or to enjoy your garden, then a scooter could be just the thing to make life easier. Mobility scooters come in all shapes and sizes and whatever it is you want a scooter to help you do, there’s every chance that there will be one to suit you.

 

Finding the right scooter for you

There are many different makes and sizes of Mobility Scooter available and it can be difficult to know how to begin choosing one that will be right for you. There are three different classes of scooter; Mini, Midi, and Maxi. Each class of scooter has different features and benefits. So to help you choose the right one for you, here’s some things to consider:

  • Will you be using it for short or long trips?
  • Will you be using it on paths, roads or rough ground?
  • Will you need to transport the scooter in a car etc?
  • How important is the comfort of the seating?
  • Do you need lots of leg room?
  • Where will you store and charge your scooter?
  • How much do you want to spend?

Mini Mobility Scooters

  • 4mph
  • Can be used for short distances
  • Better on paths and even ground
  • Can be broken down and transported easily
  • Has convenient on board charging, but also a removable battery pack
  • Basic seating and comfort
  • Most models have no suspension
  • Minimal leg room
  • Prices from £695

These chairs have only the one motor to drive the different moving parts, therefore no single part can move independently. Each part of the chair alters its position at the same time and in a redetermined fashion: as the leg rest rises, the angle of both the seat and the back also alter until the chair reaches its maximum adjustment or you release the button to stop all movement.

Midi Mobility Scooters

  • 4-6mph
  • Can be used for short to medium distances
  • Can be used on paths, some roads, and slightly uneven ground
  • Some models can be broken down but not easily transported
  • Has convenient on board charging
  • Reasonably comfortable seating
  • Some suspension
  • More leg room
  • Prices from £1395

The two motors of these chairs enable the seat back and the footrest to be positioned independently, allowing you to find the position that best suits you and then make further adjustments if you so need.

Maxi Mobility Scooters

  • 6-8mph
  • Can be used for short to long distances
  • Can be used on roads and uneven ground
  • Can’t be broken down and isn’t easily transported
  • Has convenient on board charging
  • High levels of comfort seating, usually with a captain’s seat
  • Full all round suspension
  • Even more leg room
  • Prices from £1995

Once you’ve found the Class of Scooter that best suits you, you can then look through our selection of scooters from this class. We’ve made these selections based on our experience of makes and models we know to be well made, reliable and safe to use and which our customers have enjoyed driving.

A range of accessories are available, including scooter bags and baskets to hold shopping, as well as a range of covers to protect you and your scooter from the weather, either while you’re riding it or if your scooter is being stored outside.

Powered Wheelchairs

If you can’t propel yourself in a wheelchair or if you can only manage to walk very short distances, a Powered Wheelchair can give you independence and a new lease on life.

There is a lot to think about when choosing a Powered Wheelchair that is best suited to your needs. So to help you choose the right one for you, here are some things to consider:

  • Will you be using your chair indoors, outdoors, or both?
  • Is there minimal space for manoeuver?
  • Do you need to transport your chair easily, in the boot of a car etc?
  • Will you be spending a short or long amount of time in the chair?
  • How important is the comfort of the seating?
  • Do you want your chair to have suspension for a smoother ride?
  • Where will you store and charge your Powered Wheelchair?
  • How much do you want to spend?

There are two basic styles of Powered Wheelchairs, which are:

Electric Wheelchairs

  • These look like traditional wheelchairs
  • They have rear-wheel drive with castors at the front
  • They can be suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage
  • Some can be disassembled with relative ease, folded and put in a boot to be transported

Powerchairs

These are fully motorised vehicles which range from

  • Standard ‘off-the-shelf’ indoor models
  • Mid-sized indoor/outdoor models
  • Large, sophisticated multifunctional units which are often built to individual specifications and can cope with more challenging terrains

Once you’ve chosen the right type, you can begin to choose between different makes and models using the selections we have made. We’ve made these selections based on our experience of which makes and models we know to be well made, reliable and safe to use and which our customers have enjoyed driving. But remember it’s quite possible that none of them will be the right one for you.

We have more information that we can use to help determine the right chair for you and we are able to supply most makes and models that are available in UK.

A range of accessories are available, including bags to hold your belongings, as well as a range of covers to protect you and your chair from the weather, either while you’re riding it or when it’s being stored.

You can download this information here or contact us on 01420 549481 for further information.