Guide to Buying A Mobility Scooter

If you are interested in purchasing a mobility scooter then please read this informative blog post. It's crucial to conduct thorough research before purchasing a mobility scooter.

Firstly, mobility scooters come in various types, sizes, and configurations, each designed to meet specific needs and preferences. By researching different models, you can find one that aligns with your unique requirements, ensuring maximum comfort, functionality, and suitability for your lifestyle.

Additionally, researching allows you to evaluate factors such as battery life, portability and safety features, helping you make an informed decision and avoid potential issues or regrets later on.

Investing time in research empowers you to select a mobility scooter that not only meets your immediate needs but also enhances your quality of life in the long run.

Here are seven tips to help you pick the best mobility scooter:

  1. Assess Your Needs: Determine your specific mobility needs, including factors like where you'll be using the scooter, how often you'll use it, and any specific features or accessories you require.
  2. Consider Size and Weight Capacity: Ensure the scooter can accommodate your size and weight comfortably. Check the weight capacity and dimensions of the scooter to make sure it fits your body and living space.
  3. Choose the Right Type: There are various types of mobility scooters available, including travel scooters, mid-size scooters, and heavy-duty scooters. Select the type that best suits your lifestyle and mobility requirements.
  4. Test Drive: If possible, test drive different models to get a feel for their handling, comfort, and manoeuvrability. This will help you find the scooter that suits you best. Please visit our showrooms in Artane (Dublin 5) and Portlaoise (County Laois) to test drive our range of mobility scooters. Details below.
  5. Check Comfort Features: Look for scooters with adjustable seats, armrests, and tillers to ensure maximum comfort during use. Also, consider features like suspension systems for a smoother ride, especially if you'll be using the scooter outdoors on uneven terrain.
  6. Evaluate Portability: If you need to transport the scooter frequently, consider its portability features such as folding mechanisms or detachable parts for easier transportation in vehicles.
  7. Review Safety Features: Ensure the scooter has essential safety features such as lights, reflectors, and a horn for visibility and communication with others, especially if you'll be using it in busy areas.

By following these points, you'll be better equipped to find a mobility scooter that meets your needs and provides you with increased mobility and independence.

Don’t forget No 4 above – TEST DRIVE – please call into one of our showrooms to meet our friendly customer support team. They will happily show you our range of mobility scooters and most importantly, help you to test drive the most suitable model for your specific needs.

Dublin Showroom

Unit 27-28, Butterly Business Park,
Kilmore Road, Artane,
Dublin 5, D05 F788

Tel: 01 539 0004 

Opening Hours: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Monday to Thursday & Friday from 10am-1pm, 2pm-4:30pm

Portlaoise Showroom

Clonminam Business Park,
Co. Laois, R32 FP59

Tel: 057 868 2304

Opening Hours: 9am-1pm Monday to Friday;       Please Note: Showroom not open in afternoon.