Skip to content

Top Tips For Hiring a Mobility Scooter

  • By
  • 30 September 2022

At Easy Pay Mobility we think it makes sense to rent a scooter, as opposed to buying one outright. 

There have been huge advances in mobility scooter technology in recent years. As scooter specs increase, as do price tags. 

Those who need mobility scooters most may struggle when accessing high quality, yet affordable models. This can make buying a new mobility scooter impossible for many. 

That's where mobility scooter rental comes in. These days you can hire a high-quality scooter at a fraction of its actual price tag. Even better, scooter hire removes any stressful responsibilities that can come with owning it yourself. 
Here we share our top tips for hiring a mobility scooter and getting the most out of your rental agreement. 

6 Tips for Hiring a Scooter 

1.    Make a Checklist 

It's important to choose a mobility scooter that will complement your lifestyle. Scooters vary in size, performance, power and style. Finding the perfect match will immediately enhance everyday life for you. 

Here at Easy Pay Mobility, we stock a huge range of scooters. Whatever your needs or requirements, we are sure to have something for everyone. As a start, browse our full catalogue here.

When making your decision, we always recommend considering the below questions:

-    Where will you use your scooter?
-    How often will you use your scooter?
-    How far & long are your daily journeys?
-    How fast do you want your scooter to go? 
-    Does the scooter’s measurements match yours?
-    What features do you want or require? 
-    Where/how will you store your scooter? 

See our handy guide for choosing your scooter here. We also have an extensive checklist that you can use to narrow down your search, here. 

2.    Consider Budget

Hiring a mobility scooter is a cost-effective way to access high quality models. Here at Easy Pay Mobility, we offer three payment plans for every scooter. 

You set the hire period that best suits your lifestyle and financial situation. You can choose between 1-, 2- or 3-year plans. 

The most cost-effective option is our 3-year plan. This option is always heavily discounted, even on our more premium mobility scooters. 

With a longer rental period you can get the scooter you want and need, within your budget.

Take the popular TGA Breeze Midi 4 as an example. Ordinarily, this scooter would cost around £4,600 to buy new. That's a huge upfront cost that not many people would be able to afford. 

Here at Easy Pay Mobility, we believe that scooters and the independence that they bring should be accessible to everyone. So when you sign up to a 3-year rental contract with us, you can enjoy the exact same TGA scooter for only £18.95 a week. 

That's the same price of a takeaway. Instead, you get a road-safe, powerful all-terrain scooter that will do a lot more for your health!

Every Easy Pay Mobility plan is simple and straightforward - there are no surprising costs or hidden fees. Even better, all of our plans come with lots of time and money saving benefits. 

Discover the many benefits of hiring your mobility scooter with us here. 

3.    Understand Your Hire 

Mobility scooters are hard-working, reliable machines. Most customers use their scooter for everyday tasks and tend to spend a lot of time in them. That's why understanding your hire package is very important.

If your hire doesnt include comprehensive insurance, you could be left with unexpected repair costs. If your package doesn't include breakdown recovery, you could even become stranded if your scooter breaks down. 

Hiring a scooter from Easy Pay Mobility is fuss free, we take care of all the above for you. No if’s, no but’s, no maybes. 

When you hire an Easy Pay Mobility scooter, your package covers absolutely everything. Repairs, paperwork and security are included as standard, in every single rental agreement. 

All Easy Pay Mobility scooters include: 

-    Fully comprehensive insurance 
-    24-hour breakdown recovery 
-    Free nationwide delivery
-    Tyre puncture protection 
-    DVLA registration (for class 3 scooters) 
-    Shopping basket, spare key & user manual 

See how it works here.

4.    Find Your Match  

Most customers use their mobility scooter everyday. Finding your perfect match is vital to ensuring a long and happy rental.

If you're unsure where to start, call our friendly team for some expert advice. They will make a recommendation based on your personal needs and requirements. 

Once your chosen scooter is delivered, you will have the opportunity to demo the machine at your home. Having a demo can help to determine comfort, functionality and drivability for you. 

Our helpful staff will show you how to use your scooter before handing over your keys and user manual.

5.    Look After Your Scooter

Showing your mobility scooter a little love and care will go a long way towards keeping it running optimally. 

You'll most likely use your scooter every day, so you'll want to avoid any situation where you could find yourself without it. 

Light-touch cleaning doesn't take much effort or time. However, it will dramatically extend your scooter’s life. 

Staying on top of scooter maintenance will reduce the risk of avoidable accidents or call outs. Read how to get the most out of your mobility scooter here.

Keep your scooter running smoothly to avoid it going in for repairs. A happy scooter allows you to relax and enjoy all the benefits it can bring. See our top tips for mobility scooter optimisation here.

Looking after your scooter’s batteries is another easy way to avoid mishaps or stressful situations. 

Simply keeping your batteries fully charged will avoid you having to cut a trip short, or even worse, becoming stranded. See our FAQ for battery care here.

6.    Drop us a Line

Don't forget that we are here to help. We want you to get the most out of your mobility scooter experience, as it really can be life changing. 

We have years of experience working with thousands of customers. We are extremely passionate about your mobility and have seen how transformative a scooter can be. 

At Easy Pay Mobility we're confident that you'll find the perfect match and best possible rental agreement for your mobility scooter with us. 

Whether you're beginning your scooter journey, or simply want some advice on your current hire, we're happy to help. 

See here for how to contact us on the phone, online or in person.