October 14, 2020 / By Kris Kardinal
What mobility scooter is right for me?
There are hundreds of different mobility scooters to choose from in the market, but what is right for you? We can help you understand what to look for and what will best suit your requirements.
You don’t need to have a driving license to use mobility scooters
Class 2 Mobility Scooters
Class 2 mobility scooters enable you to travel on pavements and shopping centres at a maximum speed of 4MPH. Class 2 scooters are usually smaller, lighter and more affordable than larger class 3 mobility scooters. Typically, Class 2 mobility scooters have a maximum range between 6-18 miles, making them perfect to visit your local shop or your local park.
Portable/foldable boot scooters, part of the Class 2 range, are a popular choice here at Kardinal. Due to their compact size, they’re easy to transport and ideal for storage. Many of these scooters can dismantle easily and some even have automatically folding mechanisms with the touch of a button. Folding scooters are the ideal choice if you love to travel, and still want your independence and mobility.
Class 3 Mobility Scooter
Class 3/road mobility scooters are often larger, and designed for people who want to use their scooter for long journeys, as they typically have a longer range compared to class 2 scooters. Not only this, they are the perfect choice for tackling rough terrain areas, such as uneven pavement and country parks.
Class 3 mobility scooters often have a maximum speed of 8mph, allowing you to use it roads, and not just pavements. You may be wondering “Wouldn’t you need to pay road tax?”. Well, A Class 3 vehicle is not legally designed as a motor vehicle and is not subject to road tax and it is not required to have an MOT.