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The Ultimate Mobility Scooter Checklist

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  • 26 August 2022

Hiring a mobility scooter can be a life changing decision. The freedom of movement and the independence that follows can improve your quality of life tremendously. 

We want you to have the best possible experience when you rent an Easy Pay Mobility scooter. There are lots of things to consider when choosing which scooter is best for you. 

Ultimately, it's a decision that will depend on your needs, lifestyle and personal situation. 

Below are a series of checklists that will help you narrow down the search for your perfect mobility scooter. 

This extensive list should give you a broad overview of the kind of details you should be considering. Pick and choose a few that are most important to you.

Before Choosing

Dreaming about top speeds or flashy colours? Stop right there! It’s essential to consider the practicalities of hiring a mobility scooter first. 

Where are you planning to use your scooter and how many times a day/week/year? Do you have space at home to charge and safely store your scooter away? 

What you need, versus what you want, should be a top priority. 

Once you've answered some of these questions, you'll have a better idea of what scooter will be your ideal match. 

From there you can begin to explore the many models and individual styles on offer. 

General Considerations 


-    Do you have enough space at home to store your scooter
-    Where will you charge your mobility scooter
-    Do you need the scooter to be adjustable to accommodate any existing medical conditions 
-    What level of dependence will you need from your scooter 
-    Do you have good eyesight 
-    Are you aware of the highway code (road safe models only)


-    Do you need your scooter to be transportable 
-    Will you want to take your scooter on public transport
-    Do you plan to use your scooter on the road
-    What type of terrain do you cover on typical journeys
-    How much time will you spend in your scooter 


-    What's your weekly budget for scooter hire 
-    Do you want a long-term or short-term contract
-    Are you eligible for government support for your monthly scooter payments 

For more general considerations, check out some of our FAQs here. 

Scooter Specifications

Once you have established the key necessities of your scooter hire, you can explore the finer details. 

This is where style, comfort and functionality come into play. But don’t let appearances sway you too much! 

It's important to be proud of your scooter. However, it’s just as essential to feel confident on it too. 

We list out the key specifications of each our mobility scooters on our website. Read this carefully; we recommend using it as a checklist against your own, personal specifications.

If possible, pop along to our showroom for a mobility scooter demo. We stock a huge variety of scooters here. 

Our knowledgeable staff have years of experience matching customers to their perfect scooter. We’re confident we will find ‘the one’ for you too. 

You'll also be able to demo your mobility scooter upon delivery. Use this time to get to grips with steering, speeds and adjustments. 

When choosing the right scooter for you, always consider: 


-    Is your seat adjustable 
-    Can you reach the steering wheel comfortably 
-    Do you have or need armrests
-    Do you have enough leg room
-    Do you need space to store belongings or other mobility aids
-    What type of suspension is best for you and your local terrain


-    Would you prefer 3 or 4 wheels
-    Do you want any extras, such as a hard top canopy
-    Do you need a USB port for your digital devices 
-    What colours does your scooter come in

Driving Off-Road

-    Is the dashboard easy to understand
-    Does the scooter have lights for nighttime travel
-    Are there mirrors to see pedestrians
-    Will the scooter be easy to navigate around your home
-    Will the scooter’s maximum range cover the distance of your daily trips

Driving On-Road

-    Is the ground clearance enough for local roads and kerbs
-    Are the brakes and indicators easy to use
-    Is there a horn
-    Is there space to add extra safety accessories, such as reflective strips

Want to read a bit more about finding the perfect mobility scooter match? See our guide on scooter personalities here.

During Your Hire


Once you've settled in with your new mobility scooter, we recommend daily, low-maintenance care to keep it running optimally. 

Light touch cleaning and general care doesn't take long and won't cost the earth. However, it will reduce the likelihood of inconvenient repair work and prevent stressful breakdowns. 

Follow our simple guide for maintaining mobility scooter health here.


Staying safe on your mobility scooter is paramount. Being a careful and considerate driver will protect you and those around you. It will also keep your scooter out of the repairs workshop!

Mobility scooters are designed to be user friendly and easy to operate. However, there are varying rules on how and where you can use them, depending on their classification. 

Road safe scooters, such as the TGA Supersport and the Kymco Maxi SLS, are defined as ‘class 3’ mobility scooters. These powerful scooters can reach top speeds of 8mph and are very popular amongst our customers. 

However, if you've decided to hire a class 3 mobility scooter, you'll have to be aware of the highway code. You'll also have to know what speeds to switch to when you go from road to pavement.

‘Class 2’ mobility scooters, such as a car boot model, have a top speed of 4mph. They are not allowed on the road but can be driven along the pavement or within pedestrianised areas. 

See our guide on the main differences between on-road and off-road scooters here, and our top driving tips here. 

For more information on scooter safety see our guide here.


We're always on hand to offer you support and guidance throughout the duration of your Easy Pay Mobility hire. 

In the rare event of an accident or theft, be sure to call us right away. Your mobility scooter hire includes fully comprehensive insurance, so you're covered for all eventualities. Read here to find out how it all works. 

This is just one of the many benefits of hiring your scooter with Easy Pay Mobility. For more fantastic reasons to hire with us, see here.