How to choose the right scooter

Use our checklist to choose which mobility scooter is right for you:

Consider your disability. 

  • Will you be able to reach and grip the handles, and steer the scooter safely?  
  • Will you able to stop quickly if needed?
  • Will you be able to understand the controls and operate them on your own?
  • Could you sit comfortably and safely for the duration of your journey?
  • Could you get on and off the scooter without difficulty?
  • Does your eyesight meet the minimum requirement? You should be able to read a car registration number at a distance of 12.3m (40ft). This is roughly the length of 3 small cars or one double-decker bus.  
  • If you have seizures or blackouts you should consider the risk to yourself and others, if such an event happens when you are out on your scooter. 

Consider what you will use the scooter for.

  • How often will you be using your scooter?
  • How long will your journeys be?
  • Do you plan to travel on the road, pavement or 'off-road'?
  • Would you like your scooter to fold or dismantle so you can transport it in a car?
  • How much do you weigh? Some models have weight restrictions.
  • How will you store your scooter securely? Do you have space indoors or outside in a garage or shed?
  • What maintenance is required, and how will you arrange this?

Our product specifications include the information you need to choose based on battery life, speed, size, and maintenance requirements. 

Try before you buy. Consider the following options to help you make your decision:

    • Mobility Centres: There are twenty independent driving and mobility assessment centres across the UK, supported by the Department for Transport. These centres provide professional assessments and information to help you decide whether a mobility scooter is right for you. Visit for further information.
    • Shopmobility: Try out a mobility scooter at a local Shopmobility centre. This is a great way to find out if you are comfortable using a scooter before you buy one. They are based in many local shopping centres. Go to to find your nearest venue.
    • Leasing a mobility scooter: This can be a good way to try out different types of scooter and get some practice before committing to buying one. Ask your local Disability Living Centre about rental options in your area.
    • Manufacturer's Home Demonstration Services: Many brands will offer home demonstrations, so if you see a model you like, but prefer to have it demonstrated before you purchase, you could contact the manufacturer and ask if this is possible.

Are you eligible for Motability?
  • If you are in receipt of a qualifying mobility allowance, such as PIP, DLA or WPMS you may be able to access a mobility scooter through the Motability Scheme, and it would not be necessary to purchase from us. Visit to check if you are eligible. 

Still unsure?

  • Email or call us and we will be happy to help!