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Do Mobility Scooters Need Insurance & Yearly Services?

Before purchasing a mobility scooter to help you get around, you may be wondering about insurance and servicing and whether these are optional or a legal requirement.

Here’s everything you need to know about mobility scooter insurance and servicing, so you know you’re covered.

Do Mobility Scooters Need Insurance?

Insurance is not a legal obligation under UK law for mobility scooters. However, it is a strong recommendation to insure your vehicle for peace of mind and protection. Ideally, the insurance policy you choose should include coverage for damages or theft, but there are other options to ponder too.

This includes breakdown assistance, the excess amount, other additional specific benefits that meet your requirements. Third-party liability insurance is also highly recommended, so harm or damaged caused to pedestrians, property or other vehicles on public roads or spaces is covered.

Do Mobility Scooters Need Yearly Services?

Similar to mobility scooter insurance, it is not a legal obligation under UK law for mobility scooters to undergo yearly services. However, it is another strong recommendation to service your vehicle on a regular basis. Your mobility scooter’s manufacturer should provide guidelines in regard to servicing and maintenance, but it is your personal responsibility to prioritise your own and other people’s safety.

By making sure your vehicle is in proper working condition, you can avoid any safety hazards and issues in addition to any potential liability. A qualified professional should perform the regular check-ups which usually involves monitoring and assessing key components of your mobility scooter. This includes the battery and electrical systems, brakes, steering, lights and tyres.

Benefits of Servicing Your Mobility Scooter

As mentioned above, the main benefit of conducting yearly services on your mobility scooter is to guarantee safety. Other benefits include:

Maintaining Warranty: Your manufacturer’s guidelines may state that servicing is necessary in order to maintain the warranty on your mobility scooter so you will have to adhere to this.

Optimum Performance: By regularly checking your scooter’s working condition, you can ensure smooth and efficient operation on every journey.

Longer Lifespan: You can make your scooter last longer by making sure it has recurring check-ups as you will always be on top of its performance and immediately identify any underlying issues.

At East Coast Mobility, not only do we have a great range of mobility scooters for you to choose from, but we also go the extra mile with our service. By operating our very own workshop, our team are able to conduct regular services and perform any repairs that may arise.

Get in touch with us today to discuss our servicing options or download our free brochure filled with all the information you need.

Visit Our Showroom

All it takes is one trip to our showroom to experience and discover the 100+ reconditioned scooters in stock today. If you would prefer a free home demonstration, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, our team members are always happy to help and advise.

Mr Barrett

From start to finish, the service has been fantastic. From ensuring the reconditioned scooter I purchased was in top condition, to the great delivery experience through to dealing with helpful lady on the phone. I was most grateful for the non pushy sales approach - you gave me time to think. Extra information and assistance was immediately on hand. I cannot fault East Coast Mobility!

Audrey Wandsworth

Thank you so much for coming to my aid at Beccles Medical Centre. I wish we had more local businesses, and not just the internet for service.

Robert Smith

Just received my Cabin Car back after work done. The service I got was exceptional.

Not only was the work done to a brilliant standard they collected and delivered it too.

Well done East Coast Mobility! I thoroughly recommend them to anyone with mobility scooter problems.

Thank you to all the staff for a first class experience.

Caroline Long

Absolutely brilliant service, while she was very poorly my Mum's stair lift stopped working and got stuck in a doorway in a really awkward place so I called round a few places but most couldn't help very quickly.

East Coast Mobility not only told me how to move it so it wasn't in the way anymore but they also came out the following day and got it fixed with new batteries! Such a relief and all done sooo quickly.

Vinnie Harris

Great people who are very helpful. Reasonably priced and great variety of products. Highly recommend these people. Great to support a family business.

Jane Walker

I recently needed to purchase a recliner chair for my mother, I contacted East Coast Mobility having dealt with them before, our needs were sorted over the phone, efficiently, with compassion and delivered within 48 hours.

Despite my mother not keen on a recliner chair she absolutely loves it!


It all worked out well in the end.
Easy Access Ramp is pucker!

Love Lynda

Karen Neil

I can't thank Grant and everyone enough at East Coast Mobility for their fantastic help in installing my stairlifts and at an affordable price beating several others I had round.

Giving me back some desperately needed independence for which I thank them with all my heart, they honestly went above and beyond.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anyone that needs help or advice, they really do care.

Paul Green

I feel I must write and say a huge thank you for the service my wife and I received last week when we came to look at new scooters.

We were both very pleased with how comfortable and reliable they are and were pleasantly surprised at the professional approach we received from Grant.

Malcolm Lyell

Excellent service. We needed an engineer late in afternoon to fix my father's stairlift as he could not have got to toilet or bed that night. They left the workshop and attended within 30 mins - fault fixed!

Very helpful and knowledgeable.

Chris Bartlett

A very pleasant place to go for your mobility equipment. Staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful.

I've used them for several years now and they have always accommodated all my disability needs.

What Our Clients Say

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