Independent Living are the leading provider of quality mobility scooters in Somerset and has been providing quality mobility solutions for a number of years. With an extensive range of market-leading mobility scooters from industry-leading manufacturers such as Kymco, Electric Mobility and FreeRider, we are confident we have the perfect mobility scooter tailored to your specific needs. To discuss your mobility scooter requirements with our experienced team, get in touch today.
Mobility Scooters Designed To Keep You Moving
At every stage of life, we need to keep moving. Whether that’s on your own two feet, or on one of our quality mobility scooters, getting out and about is vital for vitality, liberty, and dignity. We do everything possible to keep you active, mobile, and independent.
A mobility scooter is ideal for all sorts of escapades, including city explorations, walks in the countryside, or just simple visits to your loved ones. Our selection of top-of-the-range car transportable and folding mobility scooters are a popular choice as you are able to store them in the car when going further afield. The features and portability make them much more preferable than a wheelchair or traditional walking aid. Giving our customers a new lease on life is what Independent Living is all about. With a mobility scooter catered to all different mobility needs, we are confident o have the perfect scooter that will help to improve you or your loved ones’ life.
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Types Of Mobility Scooters Available
A mobility scooter rather than a powered wheelchair is the best choice for those able to travel relatively independently, get on and off the scooter without assistance, and use a bicycle-style steering column.
We’ve sorted our scooter range into three categories – small, medium, and large. This is to ensure that you choose the best mobility scooter for your needs and lifestyle.
Folding Mobility Scooters
Here at Independent Living Minehead, we have a wide range of mobility scooters for sale. This includes our stock of smaller scooters which are foldable.
Folding mobility scooters are perfect for those who want to be able to store their scooter in a compact way whilst it’s not in use.
These scooters are always smaller, with less range and a maximum weight capacity of 135kg, so may not be suitable for everyone’s needs.
Lightweight Mobility Scooters
Looking for a lightweight scooter that you can transport in a car boot? We have a large range of smaller mobility scooters which are lightweight, so you will be able to take your scooter with you wherever you go.
We offer very competitive pricing on all mobility scooter repairs & servicing.
Our friendly & fully qualified staff are always happy to help
Mobility Scooter Sizes
Small Mobility Scooters
Small scooters can be the perfect solution for those looking for more independence. These mobility scooters are lightweight and can easily fit in the boot of most vehicles, meaning you can take it with you wherever you go.
These scooters are pavement mobility scooters, meaning they cannot be used on the road, however, they are perfect for short trips out.
The benefits of small scooters are:
- Usually Portable
- Foldable/ Easy to Dismantle
- Able to Be Used at Home
- Not Suitable for Road Use
- Generally Have a Lower Weight Capacity (135kg/ 21 Stone)
- Have a Smaller Average Range (10 Miles on a Single Charge)
Medium Mobility Scooters (Class 2 and Class 3)
Medium-sized mobility scooters are a more heavy-duty solution to smaller scooters. These are able to transport more weight than a small scooter, and can also be road legal, if taxed.
However, these cannot be folded down as easily, and can be difficult to transport in smaller vehicles.
The benefits of medium mobility scooters are:
- Able to Transport More Weight (135kg – 150kg/ 21 Stone – 25 Stone)
- Travel up to 6mph
- A Class 3 Model is Road-Legal (if Taxed)
- Greater Travel Range (20 Miles on a Single Charge)
- Wider Turning Circle
- Not as Easy to Dismantle
- Difficult to Transport in Small Vehicles
Large, Road-Legal Mobility Scooters
These road mobility scooters are suitable for long distances, between 25 and 30 miles on one charge, and are able to carry up to 250kg.
However, these scooters are not easily transportable, so you need to be able to store it in your home whilst not in use. They also need to be registered with the DVLA and must be taxed.
The benefits of large mobility scooters include:
- Suitable for Long Distances and Rough Surfaces
- Carries between 20 and 30 Stone (up to 250kg)
- Travel up to 8mph (Limited to 4mph on Pavements)
- Larger Seats
- Include Lights, Indicators, and Horn
- Greater Travel Range (between 25 and 30 Miles on a Single Charge)
- Not Easy to Dismantle
- Not Easily Transportable
- You Need a Place to Store It at Home
- Class 3 Scooters Must be Registered with the DVLA, and Require Road Tax (Free)
Call our experienced team, in Minehead, Somerset,
for more information on our modern mobility scooters and stair lifts.
Department for Transport Classifications
Class 2 products are only for use on the pavement and have a maximum speed of 4mph. Class 3 products must be registered with the DVLA and require road tax, which is provided by DVLA for free. They’re allowed to travel up to 8mph on roads, but must only be driven at 4mph on pavements.
Our Mobility Scooter Guarantee
All new scooters have either a year or two year manufactures warranty (dependant on manufacturer). All our pre owned scooters are fully serviced and offered with a minimum of a three month warranty.
Get in touch with our team to discuss your mobility requirements and to find out more about our quality range of mobility scooters. Not limited to mobility scooters, we cover all essential mobility products, including wheelchairs, rise and recline chairs, electric beds and more. We are one of the leading providers of stairlifts in Somerset so if you want to enquire about any of our other products get in touch with our team.