One of the obvious benefits of owning a mobility scooter is the independence and freedom that it gives you, something which many of us take for granted.
It can mean so much to those who have been unable to venture outdoors for a period of time.
Modern mobility Scooters offer great performance controllable power and speed and waterproof control panels
Mobility scooter manufactures now offer a huge range of products from the latest folding lightweight scooters to 8 mph road going larger scooters with a 30 mile range on a single charge.
Here at Independent Living Minehead, we offer mobility scooters from Electric Mobility; Roma; Freerider; Kymco and DriveDevilbiss. We use these companies as they are reliable with good after sales service which fits in with our business ethos.
We assess all potential users of mobility scooters and ensure that the user is capable of using them safely. Full training on using a mobility scooter is also given
We recommend that all users of mobility scooters read the British Health Trades Association guidance sheet – Get Wise to using electric scooters and wheelchairs which is available via their web site www.bhta.com or a hard copy is available from us here at Independent Living Minehead, and comes as part of the information supplied at the time of purchasing a new mobility scooter from us.
Car Transportable scooters are one of our top sellers with Electric Mobility’s Veo Sport and Ultra Lite 480 together with Drive Devillibis car transportable scooter are among our favourites. These types of scooter are easily dismantled without the need for tools and can be de assembled in minutes allowing the sections to be placed into the boot of a vehicle. These scooters are great for days out with the family to shop, visit gardens or simply enjoy the sea air here in West Somerset.
Pavement Scooters, which travel at a maximum speed of 4mph, are the mobility scooters that most of us see daily around Minehead Watchet Williton and Dulverton. These mobility scooters are ideal for those home to shop trips and with ranges of around 20 miles. Some of the most modern scooters of this size will also dismantle for car transportation – such as the new Electric Mobility Vista scooter.
Finally we have road scooters which have a maximum speed of either 6 mph or 8mph depending on the model. These scooters are road legal and can be used on a public road. They are fitted with lights and indicators but do not require the user to hold a driving licence. Insurance is recommended for all mobility scooters but not compulsory. We offer insurance policies through First Senior Insurance from only £69 per year.
We are always happy to answer questions on any aspect of mobility scooter purchase. Get in contact with one of our friendly team members today