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We sell a wide range of both new and used mobility scooters. Perfect for those who are looking to retain a high level of independence, our mobility scooters are delivered fully assembled, fully charged and ready to use. After 25 years of selling scooters, we know then inside out. We know what you need to consider, and which ones offer which benefits. The mobility scooters and accessories we keep in stock.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Mobility Scooter in 2022

The UK has more mobility scooters than anywhere else in Europe. Thus, you’ve likely seen mobility scooters on a road or in a shop near you. They became so popular with young people for a while that the government limited their use to people who have trouble walking or balancing because of an injury, physical disabilities, or a medical condition. “What if you could walk again without relying on others for support?”  This is the question we often ask ourselves when considering our options to regain Independence. The answer is a “mobility scooter”. They provide independence and freedom that allows people with limiting conditions such as arthritis or spinal cord injuries to live their lives more fully by going places they would otherwise be unable to.

If you have difficulty walking and are looking for an easier way to get around, a mobility scooter can be a good choice for you. Not only will it provide a solution to your mobility needs, but it can also be a cheaper alternative to using a car since you don’t need to pay taxes or even insurance for it. If you wish to explore a mobility scooter as a possible solution why not pop into our Harrow or Letchworth showroom for a no-obligation test drive. If you are unable to visit, call us at  01462 708830. If you have questions about mobility scooters, we’re here to help. Read on to learn everything you need to know about choosing the perfect mobility scooter for your needs.

What is a Mobility Scooter, and Who is it for?

A mobility scooter is a small, motorised personal vehicle that you can use to get around instead of walking. It’s the perfect solution if you have impaired physical mobility. A mobility scooter looks more like a scooter than a wheelchair. With so many mobility scooters on the market, it’s no surprise that customers are more relaxed about them than ever before. There is still a stigma attached to being disabled in today’s society and this can be seen in how people react when they see someone using a wheelchair. But times have changed and there is not as much of an issue if you use a mobility scooter. It has a steering column that allows you to drive it in any direction, and you can also reverse it. It also has a rechargeable battery for power.

Mobility Scooters vs Motorised Scooters

Mobility scooters are sit-down motorised scooters, whereas motorised scooters are for stand-up transportation.

While motorised scooters have become a popular means of transportation, they can be challenging to use if you have a medical condition or impaired balance.

Here are their main similarities and differences between mobility scooters and motorised scooters:

  • Appearance: Mobility scooters look more like a riding lawnmower, while motorised scooters look more like a grown-up version of a child’s toy scooter.
  • Sitting vs standing: You sit down on a mobility scooter, whereas you stand on a motorised scooter.
  • Wheel number: Mobility scooters have three or four wheels, whereas motorised scooters only have two wheels.
  • Balance and stability: Mobility scooters do not require you to be able to balance well and are more stable, while motorised scooters require you to be able to maintain your balance and are less stable.
  • Driving method: Both scooters use handlebars for driving.
Mobility Scooters vs Disability Scooters

What is the difference between mobility scooters and disability scooters? Answer: Mobility Or Disability scooters are the same and designed for people with mild to moderate mobility issues who can still walk short distances.

Mobility Scooters vs Powered Wheelchairs

Powered Wheelchairs look more like wheelchairs than mobility scooters and use a joystick for driving rather than having handlebars. Because you have to step up to get into a mobility scooter, it might prove more difficult for some people. Here are the main similarities and differences between the two::

  • Appearance: Mobility scooters look more like golf carts , while powered wheelchairs look more like wheelchairs.
  • Sitting vs Standing: You sit to ride both scooters and powered wheelchairs.
  • Wheel number: Mobility scooters have three or four wheels, whereas Powered Wheelchairs usually have four wheels or six wheels. 
  • Balance and stability: Both are equally balanced and stable. However, you usually have to step up to get onto a mobility scooter, so it may be more challenging to access. However, the handlebars on a mobility scooter may add a sense of stability and some even have a rotating seat.
  • Driving Method: Mobility scooters use a steering column for driving called a tiller, while Powered Wheelchairs don’t have handlebars and use a joystick for driving.

Who is it for?

You may need a mobility scooter if you have an injury, physical disability, or medical condition that makes it difficult for you to walk or balance. They are mainly for  outdoor use, so they can help you get around town  or a shop as well as provide transportation between locations.

Mobility Scooter for Physical Challenges

If you have temporary or permanent challenges related to walking or balancing, a mobility scooter can help you become more mobile. The elderly and those who are unable to walk due a medical condition can benefit from using mobility scooters which can also replace:

  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Walking canes
  • Knee scooters
  • Wheelchairs

 

You can use a mobility scooter if you have any of these issues:

  • Sprained muscles
  • Broken bones
  • Back, hip, leg, knee, or foot pain or injuries
  • Other walking impairments
  • Balance impairments
Mobility Scooters for Elderly 

Mobility scooters are especially helpful if you’re an elderly or disabled with aches and pains that make walking more challenging. A scooter can also help prevent your chance of falling.

What are the Best Mobility Scooters in 2022?

According to our customers, the best mobility scooters for sale in 2022 are the Ignite Ultimate Mobility Scooter, the Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter, and the Mway Auto Folding Mobility Scooter. Our Mobility Scooter Experts also agree with the selection.

The Best Mobility Scooter: Ignite Ultimate Mobility Scooter

The Ignite Ultimate Mobility Scooter is the best all-around scooter. It has a heated seat for added comfort, a swivel chair for easier access, and can go up to 40 miles on a single charge.

True, all of these added features come at a higher price tag. However, if you use your mobility scooter often and over longer distances, then you can't beat the Ignite.You’ll appreciate the difference and the powerful 1400w motor.

Ignite Ultimate Mobility Scooter features include:

  • Heated seat: Touch-button activation
  • Quality fabric: Durable and easy to clean
  • Adjustable steering: Adjusts four ways
  • Armrests: Move independently for posture stability
  • Swivel chair: Easier access with 90° swivel chair
  • Powerful motor: Super 1400w motor with high torque
  • Smooth ride: Smooth acceleration with ultra-soft suspension that makes riding on any surface comfortable
  • Fast: Goes up to 8 mph
  • Long-range: Goes up to 40 miles per charge
  • Class: 3 (suitable for roads)
The Cheapest Mobility Scooter: Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter

Our favourite low-cost mobility scooter is the Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter. If you’re looking for a mobility scooter and are on a budget, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice quality or comfort. 

The Kymco Mini is more compact and lightweight than some other options, which can be an advantage when storing and transporting. The only drawback of its smaller size is that it’s not suitable for individuals over 21 stones (133.36 kg)  or wider than 520 mm.  

Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter features include:

  • Lightweight and compact: At only 38 kg (83.8 lb), it’s easy to manoeuvre, transport in the boot of your car, and store 
  • Legroom: Has ample legroom despite its compact size
  • Comfortable steering: Has a delta handlebar
  • LED lighting: Front and rear LED lighting for low-light riding
  • Solid tyres: Puncture-proof tyres
  • Smooth ride: Has 9-inch soft-roll tyres with excellent front and rear suspension
  • Medium range: Goes up to 12 miles per charge
  • Medium speed: Goes up to 5 mph
  • Class: Class 2 (not suitable for roads)
The Best-Rated/Most Appreciated Mobility Scooter: Mway Auto Folding Mobility Scooter

One of our most highly-rated scooters is the Mway Auto Folding Mobility Scooter. This easy to store mobility scooter with a long lasting battery will keep you going for days!

If you need to transport your scooter, take on your daily commute or go between home and work - the Mway makes it easy with a quick-fold function and being extremely lightweight. 

However, because of its small size, it’s not suitable for individuals over 19.7 stones (125 kg)

  • Lightweight and Compact: At only 27.5 kg (60 lb), it’s easy to manoeuvre, transport in the boot of your car, and store 
  • Quick-fold: Folds and unfolds within 12 seconds at the touch of a button and includes a carry handle for lifting in and out of the boot
  • Excellent brakes: Has an electromagnetic brake system
  • Solid tyres: Anti-tip, puncture-proof tyres
  • Comfortable: Padded seat and backrest
  • Medium range: Goes up to 13 miles per charge
  • Medium speed: Goes up to 4 mph
  • Class: 2 (not suitable for roads)

What Are the Different Types of Mobility Scooters?

There are four types of mobility scooters that you will hear about: 

  • Folding mobility scooters
  • Portable travel mobility scooters
  • Mobility road scooters (Class 3 scooters)
  • Off-road mobility scooters (Class 2 scooters)

 

When deciding between small scooters vs large mobility scooters, you should know that the smaller scooters are usually Class 2, while the larger scooters are usually Class 3. You can’t ride Class 2 mobility scooters on the road. So, there’s a chance that, by choosing a smaller and more portable mobility scooter, you’re choosing one that’s not road-legal. 

Folding Mobility Scooters

Folding mobility scooters are mobility scooters that you can fold down for easy storage and transport. Some are heavier than others as they are more suitable for someone taller or heavier. However, a smart lifter boot hoist can make an easy job of getting your scooter into your car. If you will need to use your scooter after a drive, folding mobility scooters are among the best options. There are two types of folding mobility scooters available:

  • Automatic folding mobility scooters: Just press a button on your remote control or the scooter dashboard to fold
  • Manual folding mobility scooters: Use your own strength to fold the scooter down smaller

 

We are very proud to be one of the best remote control folding mobility scooter dealers in the UK. Some folding mobility scooters we have that you might consider include:

Portable Travel Mobility Scooters

Portable travel mobility scooters are mobility scooters that are easy to transport. There are two types of portable travel mobility scooters available:

  • Folding mobility scooters: Fold down manually or with the push of a button
  • Non-folding mobility scooters: Cannot be folded down manually or automatically

 

Not all portable travel mobility scooters can be folded down for transport. They’re usually still less bulky and more lightweight than non-portable models so that they’re easier to place inside a boot of a car. Many portable and lightweight mobility scooters also include a carrying handle to make them even easier to lift. 

Some of our best portable travel mobility scooters that you might consider include:

Mobility Road Scooters (Class 3 Mobility Scooters)

Mobility road scooters (class 3 mobility scooters) are larger scooters that you can ride on the road. They are more powerful and can travel longer distances. There are a few legal limitations to consider before purchasing a Class 3 mobility scooter:

  • There’s a speed limit: While some mobility road scooters can go faster, their legal speed limit is 8 mph.
  • Able-bodied people cannot ride them: Except for training or maintenance purposes, only people with walking or balance impairments may ride them
  • Children cannot ride them: You must be 14+ to ride a Class 3 mobility scooter.

 

Some of the best mobility road scooters that you can choose from include:

Off-Road Mobility Scooters (Class 2 Mobility Scooters)

Off-road mobility scooters (Class 2 mobility scooters) are smaller scooters that you can ride inside and on the pavement. They tend to be more portable because of their lighter weight, and some also fold down for easier storage and transport. Both folding mobility scooters and portable travel mobility scooters usually fall under the category of Class 2 scooters. Their smaller size prevents them from being road-worthy scooters. However, you may occasionally find a foldable or lighter-weight Class 3 mobility scooter. When in doubt, consult your user’s manual or ask one of our representatives. 

Where to Buy My Mobility Scooter?

You may wonder “Where can I find mobility scooters near me?” as not all mobility dealers specialise on mobility scooters and have a small offering. You can buy a mobility scooter online or from a dedicated mobility scooter showroom that will carry a large range of models to suit everyone. If there’s a showroom near you, we suggest visiting them  for a test drive to find out which one is  best for your needs.

Why Buy From Us?

Mobility World is dedicated to helping you find the right mobility scooter for your lifestyle and budget. There are several reasons why you should buy mobility scooters from us:

    • We’re here to help: Contact us or come by our showroom if you need more information or help with choosing a product.
    • We allow test drives: We encourage you to come down to one of our showrooms in Letchworth or Harrow and test drive a few scooters to make sure you are getting the right one for you. 
    • We can come to you: We understand that visiting our store may not be possible, so we can arrange for one of our staff to bring the scooter to your home for you to try if you live within our home assessment area. We can also come to you if your scooter needs repair while under warranty.
    • We provide instruction: We will make sure you know how to use and care for your scooter.
    • We provide free insurance: You get three months of free insurance with your scooter.
  • We have a price match promise.
  • We have 0% financing available.
  • We offer easy returns.
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    Are there mobility scooters near me? Mobility World has showrooms in Letchworth and Harrow.

    Should You Buy Your Mobility Scooter on eBay?

    While it’s possible to buy a mobility scooter on eBay, we don’t recommend it because there’s no guarantee that you will get a quality scooter. You often get what you pay for when you find a “deal” online. If you find a mobility scooter for sale on eBay, it won’t come with warranties, insurance, or guarantees. 

    What Criteria Should You Take into Account When Buying an Electric Scooter?

    Before you buy an electric scooter, you need to think about how you plan to use it, your budget, and whether the electric scooter is a comfortable fit for you.

    How Far Do You Plan to Travel With Your Scooter?

    Scooters use a rechargeable battery, and different scooters can go different distances on a single charge. If you’re just using your scooter around the house, at work, or in shops, you won’t need the battery to be able to go for too many miles. After all, the average person in the UK only walks 220 miles per year and spends 88 minutes per week walking, which would translate over to scooter usage. However, if you plan to use your scooter on the road instead of using a vehicle, you will want a scooter that can go farther on a charge. For example, the Ignite Ultimate Mobility Scooter can go 40 miles on a single charge.

    Where are You Going to Use Your Scooter?

    The UK government has laws about driving mobility scooters, so it’s important to know where you are planning to ride your scooter before choosing one. 

    • Off the road and in non-paved areas: You can ride a Class 2 or Class 3 mobility scooter up to 4 mph.
    • Footpaths: You can drive Class 2 or Class 3 mobility scooters on footpaths.
    • Pedestrian areas: You can drive Class 2 or Class 3 mobility scooters in pedestrian areas.
    • On the road: You can ride a Class 3 mobility scooter on the road up to 8 mph. You cannot drive your Class 3 scooter in bus lanes, cycle-only lanes, dual carriageways with speed limits over 50 mph, or motorways.

     

    If you don’t plan to ride your scooter on the road, you can safely choose a Class 2 scooter. However, if there’s any chance you might want to use it on the road, it’s best to buy a Class 3 scooter.

    Are You Going to Be Transporting Your Scooter?

    If you plan to transport your scooter, you should ask yourself these questions:

    • Can I lift the weight of my scooter into a vehicle?
    • Do I need the scooter to fold down to fit into the boot?
    • Will I need a boot hoist to help me lift the scooter?

    Where Will You Store Your Scooter?

    When you’re not using your scooter, you will need to store it somewhere, which can impact the size of the scooter you need or the accessories you need to buy. Here are some questions you should ask yourself:

    • Will the scooter I want fit into the storage space I have?
    • Will my scooter need a cover to protect it from the elements?
    • Will I need to purchase a separate storage shed for my scooter?

    What is Your Body Type?

    Your body type will also affect the scooter you buy. Ask yourself these questions when choosing a scooter:

    • What type of support should my chair have?
    • Do I need armrests?
    • Will my hips fit between the armrests?
    • Will my knees fit?
    • Do I need the chair to swivel to help me get in?
    • Will the scooter support my weight?

    What is Your Budget?

    Mobility World has quality disability scooters for sale for any budget. Ask yourself these questions to determine what you can afford:

    • Do I have enough money now to buy the scooter I want (including VAT)?
    • Do I qualify for a free scooter or a grant?
    • Do I qualify for financing?
    • How much can I afford monthly if I finance the scooter I want?

     

    The good news if you’re disabled is that disability scooters and many accessories come with VAT relief, so you won’t have to pay more than the sticker price.

    Most Common Financial Concerns When Choosing a Mobility Scooter

    Buying a mobility scooter is an investment in your quality of life. However, it’s common to have concerns about whether you can afford a mobility scooter to meet your needs.

    How Much Does an Electric Mobility Scooter Cost?

    How much are mobility scooters? 

    Many of our clients come to our shop looking for a cost-effective solution due to budget constraints. We can offer a range of scooters from basic to top of the range luxury scooters.

    In addition, if you receive High Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance

    Or the Personal Independent Payment you can use your benefit to lease a suitable scooter.

    We have cheap mobility scooters for sale for as little as £695, but you could spend as much as £8,995 if you wanted the posh MK2 Cabin Car. Mobility scooters price points depend on class, size, features, brand, new or used and other factors.

    Cheap Mobility Scooters: You Get What You Pay For

    At Mobility World, we only sell high-quality scooters. Thus, no matter the cost, you can rest assured that you’re getting a good scooter. Our cheap mobility scooters just won’t have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive ones and may not be road-legal. 

    If there’s a feature that you can’t live without or if you think you may need a road-legal scooter, consider financing to afford the one you really want instead of focusing on getting mobility scooters cheap. 

    How to Finance an Electric Mobility Scooter?

    We offer financing to qualified buyers. So, even if you don’t currently have enough to buy the scooter you want, it can still be within your reach now with monthly payments. 

    You may also qualify for the government-funded Motability Scheme, which is a mobility allowance for financing through one of the following:

    • High Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance
    • Personal Independent Payment 
    • War Pension Mobility Supplement
    • Armed Forces Independent Payment

    How to Get a Mobility Scooter for Free in the UK?

    Several UK charities offer free mobility scooter schemes or grants that can help you afford a disabled electric scooter. Check with these organizations to see if you qualify:

    • Variety Children’s Charity (up to £15,000)
    • Elifar Foundation (up to £5000)
    • Daudwell Children (up to £5000)
    • Comedians Golfing Society (up to £2500)
    • Handicapped Children’s Action Group (up to £2000)
    • Dusk Til Dawn (up to £2000)
    • The Nihal Armstrong Trust (up to £1000)
    • Independence Home (grant up to £500)

    Should You Buy a Second-Hand Scooter?

    Buying a second-hand scooter can be risky. We have many clients who make the mistake of buying a used mobility scooter from ebay or gumtree. It may appear at first sight that the scooter is in perfect working condition but quite often when they venture out for the first time the scooter breaks down due to the batteries or some electrical problem. The main issue is that even with a nearly new used scooter, if the scooter has not been charged by the previous owner regularly because it had not been used for a while, the batteries oxidise and while they appear to charge they do not retain the charge and won’t do the distance. More often than not, it will break down and need rescuing.

    However, there’s no need to worry about buying used mobility scooters if you buy from a reputable source. 

    If you have a tight budget. We have several used mobility scooters available. The difference with buying used from us is that we want you to be happy with your purchase.

    All of our used scooters go through a service and a thorough testing process as we have high standards for what we’re willing to sell you. 

    Our approved used scooters come with the following guarantees:

    • Battery condition above 70% or replaced with new ones
    • Thoroughly inspected
    • Serviced
    • Able to be exchanged or refunded within seven days
    • 3-month warranty
    • One month of free insurance
    • Free engineer delivery, setup, and demonstration within our home assessment area

    Short Term Hire vs Purchase

    There are several reasons you might want to do a short-term hire rather than purchase a mobility scooter:

  • You have a temporary injury.
  • You want to try out a scooter for a while to see how much it helps before making a sizeable investment.
  • You want to try out a road-legal mobile scooter to determine if you feel comfortable using it for transportation.
  • You’re visiting the area and don’t want to transport your mobility scooter.
  • Where to Find Insurances for Mobility Scooters

    While the government doesn’t require insurance for a mobility scooter, it’s still a good idea to protect you and your investment. In fact, we include one month of free insurance with our mobility scooters. You can choose to extend the insurance after the one month and choose one of our 12-month plans.

    Most Common Questions About Accessories and Batteries

    Mobility World also offers a variety of accessories and mobility scooter or power wheelchair batteries to help you use and protect your mobility scooter.

    What Accessories to Choose for Mobility Scooters?

    • Mobility scooter shed: A shed can provide storage for mobility scooters so that they don’t take up space in your home. Sheds are especially helpful if you get a larger road-worthy scooter and want to easily drive it straight onto the road.
    • Car hoists for mobility scooters: Car hoists can help you get your scooter into your lorry, van, or the boot of your car. Car hoists are especially helpful if you have a scooter that is heavier than you can lift, or you don’t want to risk injuring yourself.
    • Mobility scooter rain cover: Exposing your scooter to the elements has the potential to shorten its lifespan. Thus, rain covers are essential if you plan to store your scooter on a porch, under a carport, or any other place where the elements can get to it. 
    • Mobility scooter canopy: Rain is a part of life in the UK, which is why you will want a canopy if you use your mobility scooter in the UK for day-to-day road transportation.
    • Trailer for mobility scooter: Two types of trailers exist for mobility scooters. One type helps transport your scooter behind your vehicle (especially helpful for larger scooters). The other type helps you transport items behind your scooter.
    • Mobility scooter bag: Scooter bags can help you carry things that won’t fit into your scooter basket. Longer ones can help transport walking aids such as crutches or walking canes to use when you get out of your scooter.
    • Mobility scooter batteries: Having an extra scooter battery on hand can be helpful in the event that you forget to charge yours or need to go a long distance in your scooter. You can also charge an extra while you use one to ensure you always have power.
    • Mobility scooter battery charger: A scooter battery charger is essential for keeping your batteries charged. 

    Most Common Questions About Installing, Assistance, and Repairs

    Feel more comfortable buying one, knowing that we can help you with all the technical aspects of your scooter.

    How Do I Get Assistance to Install My Scooter?

    If you buy from us and need assistance installing your scooter, we’re here to help. One of our engineers can take care of all your installation needs. We will also instruct you on how to use your scooter, so you don’t have to figure it out with a manual.

    If I Have a Problem, Who Can Repair My Mobility Scooter Near Me?

    If you have a problem with your mobility scooter, you can take it to our showroom for repair. If you’re within your warranty and live within our service area, we will even come to your home to help. 

    We provide free repair during your warranty period and repair for a small fee thereafter.

    If you’re unable to use our services, local disability aids or other companies may be able to help. 

    Most Common Questions About Using a Mobility Scooter

    If you buy a mobility scooter through Mobility World, we can instruct you in everything you need to know about your scooter. 

    You can start slowly, and we can help you practice before you take it home.

    How Do You Drive a Mobility Scooter?

    Mobility scooters are easy to learn and drive. 

    Most of the controls are on the till and handlebars and include:

    • Speed
    • Horn
    • Lights
    • Other features like fold-down or swivel

    Final Thoughts on Choosing the Best Mobility Scooter for You

    Mobility scooters can improve your quality of life and make you more mobile if you have difficulty with walking and balancing. 

    Now that you’ve read through our guide, you can feel more confident about your ability to choose, afford, and drive mobility scooters in the UK. 

    If there’s anything that we can do to help you make a decision about what you need, know that we help people like you every day and are ready to serve you. Contact Mobility World today to take the next step.


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