Mobility scooters come in a bewildering range of shapes, sizes, prices and - very importantly - capabilities. The idea that 'one size fits all' definitely does not work! We try very hard at City Mobility to match person and product, which is why we maintain a relationship with ALL the leading UK scooter suppliers. We also retain a representative selection of new and pre-owned machines in our Showroom. Please come in and have a look, and we are equally happy to narrow down the choice on the phone and bring something out to you to have a trial on site.
Scooters can be broadly categorised into three types:
Small Scooters are often termed boot scooters. 4mph top speed and usually with very basic specification. Not necessarily the cheapest models in town, these are all designed and engineered to minimise size and weight so that, typically, they can be folded up and lifted in/out of a car boot. Because they are designed for use on pavements and in shopping centres - comfort, carrying capacity, hill capability, ground clearance and range have all been compromised.
Medium Sized Mid-Range Scooters
Usually 4mph but some capable of 6-8mph. Specification may be fairly basic but the faster ones will have 'road-legal' lighting. This type of scooter often represents very good value for money, and they remain very popular for regular use for example on shorter distances around town.
Large Road-Legal Scooters
Capable of up to 8mph and more often with a comprehensive level of sophistication, these are suitable for town and country use.
Most have a good range, and some deal with surprisingly rough and steep terrain, with ease.
Looking after your Battery
To keep your scooter or powered wheelchair working in good condition, it’s vital to look after the battery and charge it regularly.
Check out our Battery Care and Maintenance Guide
so you can continue to get the most from your product.