Why buy a mobility scooter?
Mobility scooters provide a good and easy means of regaining independence if you are suffering from mobility issues. When buying one it is crucial to make sure that you buy one which will meet your needs. You will need to decide what you want from a scooter and what you will be using it for. There are scooters with three or four wheels, those that are lightweight and fold up so that they can be easily stored or put in to car boots for transportation and those that can travel on the pavement or on the road. Each comes with a different number of additions such as indicators, lights and rear mirrors, especially needed if you will be driving your scooter on the road. No matter where you decide to drive it, you will need to register your mobility scooter with the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority and it will cost you nothing to do so. However, your main limitation when deciding on the type of scooter you will need may be cost and it is therefore necessary to shop around before buying. Although some online sites offer lower prices you will need to try the scooter for comfort and manoeuvrability before committing to purchase.
What is the best way of buying a cheap mobility scooter?
The best and most cost effective way of buying a mobility scooter is through The Motobility Scheme. This allows you to get the best choice at the best standard price right across the United Kingdom. It also enables you to get a new, replacement scooter every three years while providing all servicing and repairs, including tyre and battery replacement. Motobility also provides insurance cover at a competitive rate. This ensures peace of mind and gives you the best way of paying, taken directly from your Higher Rate Mobility payment each month. Depending on the scooter or wheelchair chosen it can cost all or just part of the total monthly payment. It also removes the need for you to have credit checks carried out and there is no waiting list so you can have your scooter quickly. The alternative way of obtaining a cheap scooter is to buy one second hand. Some dealers will offer this option and it is better to purchase one from them than to buy one privately as they often provide a backup repair service should anything go wrong which you will not get by buying privately.