Do I need insurance?
Is insurance on a mobility scooter a legal requirement? No. Is it recommended? Definitely. It is up to whether or not you take mobility scooter insurance, but coverage can come in very handy if you have an accident or are a victim of crime.
What is the traveling range?
Again, this varies significantly from model to model, but most mobility scooters have a range of between 8 and 30 miles. Manufacturers of mobility scooters offer detailed information on the range of their individual products.
Do I need lights?
Anyone operating a mobility scooter at night will need to have lights fitted to their machine. If you are travelling on the road this is a legal requirement.
What maintenance is involved?
Modern, high-quality mobility scooters should require very little maintenance, although a good manufacturer will offer an annual check-up and maintenance service. In order to keep your machine in top condition, it is advised to take the following steps: As well as ensuring your mobility scooter always looks its best, giving your machine a regular clean prevents corrosion, makes parts last longer and gives you the opportunity to check the individual components of your scooter thoroughly.
Different batteries have different charging requirements. Some may require you to let the battery drain completely before re-charging for the first time, others may have other charging requirements. Failing to adhere to these requirements can damage the battery and reduce the range of your scooter, so be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide thoroughly.
Keeping your mobility scooter safe and dry is vital. Be sure to store it in a secure and sheltered location. Your mobility scooter’s manufacturers will provide you with a guide with all the information required to operate your scooter safely and effectively. Everything from top speed and weight limits to battery care and storage requirements will be covered in this guide.