When you think of mobility scooters, you are probably drawn to the image of madge on Benidorm causing havoc by the side of the Solana swimming pool, and yet although many people scoff at the very idea of using a mobility scooter, they can be invaluable to many people.
One of the biggest concerns people have about using mobility scooters, is that they will become stranded somewhere, unable to move and desperately vulnerable, yet with modern chargeable scooters, they are extremely accurate to the duration and distance that can be travelled between charges, so this particular fear seems to be misguided.
In the Mobility Smart shop, we answer questions every day from people considering purchasing a mobility scooter, many of them first-time purchasers. One of the other questions people have is about storage and managing the care of the scooter when it is not in use, or packing it away in the car for journeys.
One of the latest innovations in Scooter design is the Minimo. This popular foldable scooter, goes right down to much not larger than the average small suitcase, so it can fit easily into the boot compartment of most average motors. It is this kind of technological advance that means many people don’t have to be concerned about lack of space, as most models offer convenience in this area.
One of the most obvious benefits of owning a mobility scooter, is that it simply gives you freedom. The kind of freedom that most take for granted, but what can mean much more to those who have not been able to venture outdoors in weeks or months at a time.
As well as great performance, controllable power and ergonomic design, the latest mobility scooters are designed and built from much more robust materials, meaning they are well equipped to deal with the British weather, that can be much wetter than other climates. Attention has been paid to being able to be adequately cleaned and maintained, which means less expense over total ownership.