Informed advice about your options when buying a mobility scooter
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEW AND PRE-LOVED MOBILITY SCOOTERS?
Many people trade in their older models to part-exchange or upgrade to a different scooter, so there are lots of second-hand and reconditioned (or pre-loved as we like to call them!) models for sale. New scooters are purchased directly from the manufacturer which ensures an extended warranty (usually a year). All Pre-loved scooters from us receive a full vehicle health check, valet and service as well as new batteries and a new charger. We offer an in house breakdown warranty on all scooters we sell and all batteries and chargers have a 12 month warranty.
HOW LONG WILL MY SCOOTER BATTERIES LAST?
This depends on how often you use your scooter, but based on the average use, you should be looking at around 18 months to two years. When your battery is fading, its capacity will reduce and you won't be able to travel the distances you once did on a single charge. For this reason, it’s a good idea to book an annual service and consider replacing your batteries then. Book a service here
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO OWN A SCOOTER?
Other than the initial purchase, there are other costs associated with owning and running a mobility scooter.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 4MPH AND 8MPH SCOOTER OTHER THAN THE SPEED?
A 4mph scooter is made to ride on pavements, they're generally smaller, usually fold/come apart for travel and often cheaper in price.
An 8mph scooter is road legal. It has indicators, headlights and wing mirrors. They usually have a higher ground clearance and will often have a larger max weight capacity.