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Frequently asked questions
Mobility scooter prices: how much should I pay?
To add a new question go to app seMobility scooter prices depend on the type you buy and whether you want to buy a new or reconditioned model. You can pay as little as £600 for a new portable mobility scooter, or as much as £4,000 for a top-of-the-range Class 3 scooter for the road.
What's the difference between new and second-hand mobility scooters?
Many people trade in their old models to part-exchange or upgrade to a different one, so you'll see lots of second-hand and reconditioned models for sale in mobility shops. Expect to see a reduced warranty on them – around three months, say, as opposed to a full year.
How often should I charge my mobility scooter battery?
How long should mobility scooter batteries last before needing to be replaced?
This depends on how often you use your scooter, but you could be looking at around 18 months to two years. When your battery is fading, you’ll notice 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.
Can you buy a mobility scooter battery that will cover longer distances?
If your model will allow you to change battery sizes, you can replace your standard battery with a high-capacity pack that will take you further, typically doubling your range. However, they will cost more and be heavier to lift.
How much do mobility scooter batteries cost?
A pair of batteries usually costs around £100. Mobility scooters operate on a 24v system, comprised of two 12v batteries that are charged together on the scooter.
Do I need to service my mobility scooter?
Yes, it’s recommended that you do this once a year or at any point when you notice a change in performance, such as unusual noises or squeaks or if the tyre tread is becoming shallow. Expect to pay around £40 to £70 for a service.
Can I take a mobility scooter into shops or shopping centres?
You may be able to take your scooter into shopping areas but don't always assume it's allowed – it will depend on the regulations of the business. Reasonable concerns will be that the scooter could get stuck in a tight space and block a pathway, or that the scooter owner will travel too fast in a crowded environment or use the scooter without consideration to other shoppers.
Which mobility scooter is best for travel?
Can you take a mobility scooter on a plane?
Will I be able to lift a boot scooter on my own?
There is no guarantee that you’ll be able to handle a scooter on your own, particularly foldable versions as they are heavy and can be awkward to lift. With dismantling scooters, the tiller is usually the heaviest part so it's best to try lifting it before you buy. You can buy hoists to lift them in and out of cars.