A mobility scooter is a mobility aid for anyone who may have difficulties standing or walking. If you or a loved one has difficulties with walking or standing for long periods of time you may consider a mobility scooter. These are electric and run of batteries.
If you are unsure about the uses and benefits of a mobility scooter, we have put some points together below to help you get a better understanding on how they work and what they are used for.

Common Uses for a Mobility Scooter

1. Shopping

Mobility scooters are great for using on shopping trips. You may have seen people using them the last time you were in a shopping centre. There are many different makes and models or mobility scooters. The small scooters that can be broken down or folded are ideal for taking on trips as they can be easily transported in the boot of the car. These small scooters are also great as they are easy to manoeuvre around tight spaces and corners.

2. Getting Away

If you like weekend breaks and holidays but find walking for long distances an issue, then a mobility scooter may be just what you need. Most airlines will allow you to take your mobility scooter with you when you are travelling. It is worth being aware that you may need to let them know prior to travelling that you are taking a mobility scooter with you. If you plan on taking the scooter with you may also enquire about insuring your mobility scooter in case there is any damage in transit.

3. Driving

The types of mobility scooters that are available to purchase now are constantly changing. They are modern and available in a range of styles and colours. The bigger mobility scooters are ideal if you plan on using your scooter on rougher terrains and don’t want to be limited in how you use your scooter. Mobility scooters are becoming more popular and many people will use them for trips to the park, the shops or family days out. The large mobility scooters tend to have a longer battery range and also a higher weigh capacity.