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What is the Average Life of a Mobility Scooter?

If you’re looking to buy a mobility scooter, you might be wondering how long it will last and how you can take care of it properly to ensure its lifespan is as long as it can be. Buying a scooter is a big investment whether you’re looking for a fully enclosed mobility scooter or an all terrain mobility scooter. Here’s how you can make your purchase go the extra mile.

On average, mobility scooters can last around 5 years (sometimes more with the correct care). Here are some tips to help yours last 5 years or longer.

Tips to Increase the Life of a Mobility Scooter

Clean Your Mobility Scooter

Build-up of everyday dirt and oil can affect your scooter’s performance as it creates more resistance; this can be avoided by cleaning your scooter regularly. Dust using a dry cloth, then clean more thoroughly using a damp cloth and glass cleaner (or similar).

Make sure your mobility scooter is turned off before you clean it, and don’t put it in direct contact with water as you are at risk of getting the electrics wet. It is also important to ensure your scooter is covered from harsh weather conditions if you leave it outside. 

Choose the Right Mobility Scooter 

Make sure your chosen scooter aligns with your weight, lifestyle and uses. Your battery life and scooter lifespan will both be affected by the amount of weight it carries and by the amount of use it has, for example carrying heavy items like shopping.

Navigate Tricky Terrain

Where possible, stick to pavements or road when using your vehicle. Terrain such as potholes, uneven ground or curbs can cause accidents or tyre issues. If you’re looking for a scooter more suitable for a bumpier landscape, then there are options available for different types of scooters.

Quality of Mobility Scooter

Investing in a higher quality mobility scooter will mean no comprised design issues and a more reliable vehicle overall. The lower the quality of the mobility scooter, the lower the lifespan of the scooter. It is definitely worth purchasing a product that you can trust and will be more likely to last longer.

Regular Servicing

You might be surprised that, like cars, mobility scooters need servicing as well. This ensures that mechanisms such as tyres, batteries and other electrical components can be maintained, and your scooter can perform at its best! To ensure optimal and safe operation of your mobility scooter, our expert technicians recommend it is serviced every 12 months.


Worn out tyres can contribute to the lifespan of your scooter because, if not well cared for, they can cause added strain on the motor and battery life. Keeping your tyres inflated and looked after can make a difference in how long your scooter lasts. If you’re unsure if the correct air pressure values for your mobility scooter’s tyres, please contact us.

So, the answer to what is the average life of a mobility scooter? It depends on the appropriate care and action you take! You can keep your mobility scooter performing better for longer by taking great care it. Purchasing a scooter is a big investment, but your independence and mobility is priceless. Hopefully these tips will help your vehicle to continue thriving beyond its expected lifetime.

When shopping for a new mobility scooter, download our free brochure to have a browse, or visit our showroom to explore your options. For any other queries on how to care for your vehicle, our blog has a wealth of information.

Contact us today, and one of our expert team members will be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

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.

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