If you are considering purchasing a mobility scooter for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, then you are sure to have many questions regarding the running of the scooter, payment options and care and safety when using the product. Over the years we have collated some of the most frequently asked questions asked by our customers so you can get an idea of what owning a mobility scooter is like and which product is best suited to you.
Questions about mobility scooters
How much should I be looking to pay for a mobility scooter?
Every individual’s need is different depending on their mobility level or disability, so making sure you pick the right product for you and find one which is going to help maintain your health is important. For the best prices and deals, our professional team are on hand to talk to you and answer your questions.
If you think you would need to rely on your mobility scooter for everyday tasks, such as shopping, seeing friends or going out for long distances, then a Monarch Multi might be the right product for you. On the other hand, if you only need your mobility scooter companion when you know you may struggle to stay on your feet for a long period of time, then a folding mobility scooter could be a great alternative.
As well as this, the Motability scheme is a fantastic way to use your government-funded mobility allowance to lease a product from our range of Motability scooters.
Do I need to take a mobility scooter driving test?
Luckily, you don’t need a specific driving license when you own a mobility scooter, but you may have to register it as only certain types of mobility scooter can be driven on the road. As for this, it’s important to note the difference between Class 2 scooter and Class 3 scooters, however, Monarch Mobility will take care of this for you.
- Class 2 scooters have a maximum speed of 4mph and cannot be used on the road, except where there isn’t a pavement.
- Class 3 scooters can be used on the road with a maximum speed of 8mph and 4mph off the road.
If you still have questions about mobility scooters check out our FAQ page