All Those Little Extras
Mobility scooters are a fantastic means to get around and about for those with mobility difficulties.
Self-propelled, reliable, stylish and in some cases road legal, what more could anybody ask for.
Well sometimes you do need that little something extra, whether it be for practical or style reasons.
Thankfully there is a huge range of optional extras and accessories available on the market for scooters.
So with Christmas just around the corner let’s take a look at some of the best extras and accessorises available for mobility scooters.
Who knows this may give you a few gift ideas.
Storage / Rain Cover
Now chances are that your scooter will need to be stored outside, unless you have a garage or a shed to store it in.
With this comes the problem of rain, and other adverse weather conditions. This can cause the condition of your scooter to deteriorate and not perform as well as it could do.
Plus, who wants to sit on a wet seat?
This is where a mobility scooter storage cover comes in.
Most covers are made from polyester which is 100% waterproof along with being tear resistant. These normally come in a range of sizes ensuring a good fit for your chosen scooter.
These covers are also fantastic even if you store your scooter in a garage. This is because keeping a cover over it when not in use will keep it in fantastic condition.
Lithium Battery Offboard Docking Station
Many lightweight scooter models take advantage of lithium battery technology to give them a sleek, low profile design.
This has led to the new era of ultra-lightweight scooters, with models such as the Smarti and Mobie leading the charge. This is where the off board charging dock comes in, as it allows you to charge your lithium battery independently from the scooter.
This makes it fantastic for keeping a spare battery handy, allowing you to swap out a dead battery for a fully charged one instantly.
Given the on the go nature of Mobility Scooters, practicality is a must.
As such you want to have as much convenience as possible, even if it is just a space to store your shopping bags.
This is where a mobility scooter front basket comes in, with an easy to fit bracket each basket slots neatly onto the front of your scooter.
Many of these models also come with a folding design, allowing you to easily store the units away when not out on shopping trips.
Most mobility scooter hoists are designed to be permanently fitted to your car boot. This is not only expensive but also time consuming.
Yet hoists are also necessary due to the weight of most scooters on the market, with even the folding models being too heavy to lift into a boot easily.
This is where the Altas 4 comes in.
The Altas 4 is a portable mobility scooter hoist, capable of lifting up to 40kg making it ideal for folding mobility scooters.
The hoist features a lightweight design which is incredibly easy to work with, with a 3-step assembly being ready in a matter of minutes.
First you secure the base of the hoist in your boot, securing it in place.
From here you slot in the boom which contained the hoist mechanism.
Finally, once the boom is secured, connect the units power leads to your mobility scooter and attach the hoist.
This allows you to lift the unit easily into your car, powered by the battery within the mobility scooter itself.
Not only is this highly convenient but also saves you money on dedicated batteries or finding an external power source.