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If you have difficulty walking for long periods and struggle to use a walker, cane, or crutches, try a mobility scooter.

The disabled and elderly, or people with persistent joint pain can benefit from a mobility scooter. What’s more, a mobility scooter is also helpful for people who use oxygen and need to conserve energy.

Mobility scooters differ from electric wheelchairs in that they are often cheaper, easier to transport. All-terrain mobility scooters allow you to go anywhere. This year’s popular mobility scooters include Go-Go, K-STAR, Rascal, Golden mobility scooter, and so on. What are you waiting for? Be sure to buy the best mobility scooter for your elders!


What is a mobility scooter?
A mobility scooter is a powered vehicle and mobility aid equivalent to or assists a powered wheelchair, but in a similar configuration to a scooter. They are also commonly referred to as handicap scooters, medical scooters, power scooters, elderly scooters, electric mobility scooters, senior scooters, handicap electric scooters.

Non-motorized mobility scooters are less common but are suitable for the estimated 60% of wheelchair users who require the use of their legs at least.

Motorized scooters have a seat with more than three, four, or more wheels, sometimes a flat area or footrest for the feet, and handlebars or a triangular steering device at the front to turn the steerable wheels.

Batteries usually power mobility scooters. One or two batteries are stored on the scooter and charged from a standard power supply either on board or via a separate battery charger unit.

  • Front-Wheel Drive (FD) & Rear Wheel Drive (RD)
The front-wheel-drive is usually a smaller unit and is used indoors. The rider's weight capacity is a minimum of 170 lbs (77 kg) and usually up to 980 lbs (440 kg).

The rear-wheel-drive can be used indoors and outdoors and has 350 lbs (160 kg) rider load capacity. The heavy-duty rear-wheel drive can carry up to 500 lbs (230 kg), depending on the manufacturer.

How to choose the best travel mobility scooter?
Here are some factors you should consider:

  • Types
As far as mobility scooters are concerned, they usually fall into the following categories.

3-wheeled motorised scooters: light weight / large turning radius / flat surface / cheap

4-wheeled mobility scooters: foldable / heavy duty / more expensive / better stability / longer battery life / greater load-bearing capacity

Folding / touring mobility scooter / foldable / easy to transport / light weight / compact / low load-bearing capacity

Heavy duty motor scooter: supports riders over 300 lbs / more comfortable ride / off-road driving

Boot Scooters

2 seater mobility scooter

  • Accessories
Mobility scooter accessories to consider:

Plastic cover



Oxygen tank carrier

Cup holder


Rear basket

Scooter lift

Safety package (lights, horn, turn signals, side mirrors)

Cane, crutch, or walker holder


Scooter coach

Car charger and/or home charger

Additional battery

What are the best brands?
  • The best brands:
Drive Medical handicap scooter

eWheels handicap scooter

Pride Mobility handicap scooter

Golden Technologies handicap scooter

iLiving handicap scooter

Bangeran handicap scooter

Challenger Mobility handicap scooter

Diestco handicap scooter

Rascal handicap scooter

Ev rider handicap scooter

Shoprider handicap scooter

SOLAX handicap scooter

How to use a mobility scooter correctly?
1.Get the right mobility scooter for your needs.

2.Go to a training course.

3.Be familiar with all the controls.

4.Ensure that mobility scooters are properly maintained.

5.Keep the battery fully charged.

6.Know how far your mobility scooter can go.

Factors that decide how far your mobility scooter can go:

Condition of the battery

The weight

The kind of route


7.Mobility scooters should be maintained and serviced once a year.

Why should you buy a mobility scooter on LumBuy?
LumBuy is an e-commerce company that focuses on high-quality products. We have the strictest supplier selection criteria and will only select 5-star products with an excellent reputation, where you can shop with confidence and buy the best products.

What is the best battery for a mobility scooter?
Here is some information on the four main types of batteries that can be used in light mobility vehicles.

  • SLA/VLRA batteries
The most common are sealed lead acid batteries (also known as SLA)


cheap / widely available / robust / very heavy

  • Gel batteries
The modern gel battery, originally developed in the 1930s, is not far removed from the SLA/VLRA type. Essentially, the main difference is that it has a gelatinized electrolyte.


hermetically sealed / no spillage / good performance / price between SLA and Li-ion batteries

  • Absorption glass mat batteries (AGM)
It is a different technology because the electrolyte is contained in an absorbent glass mat between the plates; rather than a gel or liquid electrolyte.


no battery leakage / low self-discharge / can be stored for longer

  • Lithium-ion batteries

very light / high energy density rate / high reactivity / stores more energy / handled with care

Perhaps you only use your mobility scooter in and around your area? If this is the case and you are unloading the battery for recharging, which means that weight is not an issue, then the SLA would be perfect. It is also important to note that not all mobility scooters can be equipped with all types of batteries, so if you want a scooter that uses a specific battery type, then make sure you do your research first.

How to charge a mobility scooter?
Change the switch to OFF.

Connect the plug of the charger to the scooter's charging port.

Plug the charger's power cable into a power outlet.

The battery is charging when the charger red/orange LED is on. The optimum charging time is 6 to 8 hours or up to 10 hours for a full charge. The scooter manual will have the exact charging recommended time for your scooter.

Stop charging when the LED turns completely green.

Disconnect the charger from the scooter and then from the power socket.

Run your scooter to verify the battery level before riding.

Can you park a mobility scooter on the road?
Mobility scooters are usually subject to the same parking restrictions as other vehicles. This means that you cannot park your mobility scooter on a public footpath or the pavement as it may block the path of other users. You should contact your local authority for more information about parking options in your area.

How much does it cost to repair a mobility scooter?
The average cost to repair it is $135. The price of parts is separate from the cost of labor. Repair prices may vary because of the repair company, location, complexity of the repair, and the time required to vary. The most common parts repaired are the joystick, motor, wheels, battery, seat and armrests.

  • Factors to consider
- Mobility scooter model

- The expertise of the service technician

- The price of the replacement parts

- Geographic location

- Time required

  • Costs to consider
- Price of the part

The cost of parts may vary depending on the model of mobility scooter. Older parts may be cheaper.

- Labor Costs

In addition to the cost of replacement parts, repair companies charge a fee for repair labor. The average cost is between $135 and $200 per hour.