mobility scooters

Mobiltiy Scooters – by Steve Greaves

0 Comments 08 April 2010

Everything you should know before buying a mobility scooters business I have acquired a vast knowledge of what to look for when purchasing a Mobility scooters some of which are being imported into the UK and have no backup should things go wrong.

My first tip must be

DO NOT BY A Pride Mobility Scooter Products (Pride)

Roma Medical ( Shoprider)

Days Medical (Strider)

Sunrise Medical (Sterling)

The above is not a complete list of recognised Brand names but in my opinion it’s a very good guide to work by.

All the above companies have head offices in the UK and Dealers throughout the country all who offer a full back up service including spare parts.

Spare parts for mobility scooter that requires immediate attention.

Time to be aware

I have found that people usually sell their mobility scooter has been stood for a while the batteries tend to sulphate very quickly.

Due to the nature of these batteries, if they have been stood they are usually damaged beyond repair. Depending on the size of batteries needed the cost can be between £80 and £400 per pair.

mobility scooter has been used )or at least once a week if the mobility scooters and power chairs are controlled by the electronic controller and there is two common faults that go wrong with them if the machine has not been stored or used correctly.

1. The brake can seize up due to the damp air that can be found in many sheds and garages in the UK.

The average price of a mag break is £100 and that’s before someone has diagnosed the fault and charged you for the fitting of it.

The main controllers are full of components that you are likely to find in the back of your TV set. So the question you must ask yourself here is If you left your TV set in a shed for 6 Months

DO YOU THINK IT WOULD WORK PROPERLY IF YOU PLUGGED IT BACK IN ?

I think we might agree on the answer here.

A main controller for an average Mobility Scooters come in all shapes and sizes and it is very important that you choose the right one.

Some mobility scooter must be capable of a top speed of 8 mph and must have a speed control switch that allows the speed to be halved instantly when being driven on the pavements.

It must also have Lights, (front and rear) traffic signal indicators, Hazard warning lights and an audible horn. If the vehicle is to be driven on or across a dual carriageway it must also be fitted with a flashing beacon that stands 6foot in height.

Rear view mirrors are also essential.

A class 2 machine will only be allowed to drive on the pavements and cross minor roads where traffic control is in operation.

Many Class 2 machines now have lights and indicators fitted to them as standard and it is important that you do not get confused between the two classes of machine.

The latest craze seems to be for fold up scooters

This is where things can get tricky.

I have seen many portable mobility scooters.

Don’t get me wrong here. I am not against these products, on the contrary I really think they are a valuable addition to the mobility scooter is fitted with 12 amp/hour batteries as so many are and they are carrying a person of average weight in average conditions. It is likely that from new they will only have a range of 6 to 8 miles. As they get older you will be lucky to get to the end of your street without having problems.

Portable mobility scooters is they nearly all have solid tyres, plastic seats and no suspension.

Some of these mobility scooters are designed for indoor and outdoor use.

If you want something that will be effective for both uses you should be looking at a powerchair / Electric wheelchair

3 wheeled mobility scooters are also very handy if you have long legs or large feet as they have much more leg room.

Always try and match your size and weight before you buy.

A mobility scooters is purely psychological.

I find that all mobility scooter that has 2×50 amp hour batteries as standard that has a maximum load weight of only 18 Stone

And yet there is also some portable lightweight Mobility Products.

What I do have though is a vast knowledge of

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