Choosing the Right Type of Mobility Scooter

If you can travel mostly independently but your ability to walk reasonable distances is deteriorating then a mobility scooter may be the right choice for you. There are multiple types of mobility scooters with different benefits or drawbacks. Find out more about the various types below to find a scooter to suit your lifestyle.

Small Mobility Scooters

If you’re looking for a lightweight scooter that’s easy to transport, smaller scooters can be beneficial as they’re usually simple to dismantle and can easily fit into a car boot. Boot scooters can be easily used around the home and they usually have a more lightweight frame. Smaller scooters however have a lower weight capacity and are not suitable for use on the road.

Medium Mobility Scooters (Class 2 or Class 3)

Medium scooters can often provide a sturdier option if you’re looking to go out and about. Some models may be able to be dismantled but bigger scooters are generally more heavyweight and difficult to transport. Class 2 mobility scooters aren’t able to go onto the road and usually have a top speed of around 4mph. Class 3 mobility scooters are able to go onto roads if they are taxed and can have a maximum speed of around 8 mph on the road.

Large Mobility Scooters

Larger, road legal scooters are generally bigger, heavier and more powerful and are usually known as all terrain mobility scooters. Larger scooters are able to tackle much more ground surface types and allow you to go further distances. Some considerations of larger models are that you will need somewhere suitable to store are secure your scooter, and they can be quite difficult to transport.

If you’re looking for advice on which scooter type might be suitable for your needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.