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.