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Mobility Scooter Storage Considerations & Solutions

Mobility scooters are a great solution for getting out and about, but they are not the smallest contraptions. One major factor you need to consider before making your purchase is your mobility scooter storage arrangement.

Storage for Mobility Scooters

Where Do You Keep a Mobility Scooter?

Temperature and weather elements are issues you need to be aware of when it comes to storage for mobility scooters. To ensure the longest life cycle and to maintain optimum performance, it should be stored somewhere that is covered and in a place that is not affected by extreme temperatures.

Can a Mobility Scooter Be Stored Outside?

Mobility scooter storage units and shelters are ideal for storing them outside. This way, you know they are safe and covered if rain showers occur – British weather is always unpredictable! Sometimes, secure storage units will also prevent your mobility scooter from theft with a locking system.

If you do not have a mobility scooter storage shelter or storage unit, but would still like to store it outside, the main thing you need to do is it to make sure it’s covered. Appropriate storage covers are easily available to source and extension cables for charging that are suitable for outdoor use also exist.

Can I Keep a Mobility Scooter Inside My House?

Of course, this is an option too but it depends on the access you have to your home and there is a slight risk of fire. Will your mobility scooter fit through your front gate or front door? Or will you need to fold or dismantle it for transportation and storage? Is there a ramp for easy accessibility?   

If you have the space and the accessibility, this may be possible, but you need to be aware of fire risk and regulations. As they are battery powered vehicles, they do carry a risk of fire so you have to be careful. Also, if you live in shared accommodation, storing your mobility scooter in the corridors or other common areas may go against fire regulations.

How Do You Store Batteries in a Mobility Scooter?

Just like the mobility scooter itself, the batteries also require proper storage to extend their life cycle. You don’t need to fully remove the batteries from the scooter when storing it, but you need to make sure they are fully charged and disconnected. This way, it prevents the battery from draining and from any risk of leaks.

Also, the batteries need to avoid any extreme temperatures, so make sure they are stored in a cool, dry place where temperatures will not get above 85°C or below freezing. If this happens, make sure to leave it at room temperature for a few hours before charging it or take it to a professional for a service.

Mobility Scooter Storage Solutions

Outdoor storage for mobility scooters is the recommended solution, you just have to make sure it’s completely covered to avoid environmental damage. Also, make sure your extension lead is safe for outdoor use to charge the batteries. Finally, check your insurance policy to ensure your storage solution meets the terms for theft.

When it comes to choosing a mobility scooter from East Coast Mobility, we will make sure you’ve got everything covered including insurance, storage and making sure it meets your requirements. If you’d like to visit our showroom or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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!

Lynda

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.

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