Mobility scooters are expensive to buy and run so being canny can save you thousands.
Buying a mobility scooter on the cheap
Mobility scooters come in many different shapes and sizes; Class 2 scooters are restricted to pavement use and 4 mph whereas Class 3 scooters can travel on the road at speeds of 8 mph. However, both types can be dear with prices ranging from around £500 to over £5,000.
While it’s tempting to buy the cheapest entry-level model scooter online, beware poor build quality and companies that monopolise after-sale repairs and servicing; you’ll be obliged to use them if anything needs doing. We’ve heard from owners in this situation who were forced to wait weeks for repair engineers.
Mobility scooters depreciate in value over time so using a reputable second-hand dealer can be a financially savvy way of owning a scooter from an established brand.
Save money on insurance cover for mobility scooters
While insurance is not a legal requirement for mobility scooters in the UK, it offers valuable protection in case of accidents, theft, or damage. It pays to shop around as premiums and levels of cover vary wildly between providers.
Cover from the ETA represents great value at £65 per year to cover a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair worth up to £3,500. And you can buy the same policy to cover two people at the same address for only £90 per year – a saving of 30 per cent.
You have the option of insuring your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair for £3,500, £5,000. £7,500 or even £10,000.
There’s never been a better time to buy ETA mobility scooter insurance.
Free breakdown cover for scooters
At only £39 per year, ETA breakdown cover offers peace of mind at an affordable price. And if you buy a full insurance policy for your scooter (from £65) we’ll throw it in for free.
If you break down, or your battery runs flat while you are out and about, we will send a suitable recovery agent or taxi service to come to your aid. Our rescue teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so no matter where you break down in Britain help is at hand. We’ll arrange to get you and your mobility scooter home, or to a specialist repair shop the same day.
Our priority is getting you home safely; If you’re unable to travel in our recovery vehicle, we’ll arrange and cover the costs of a taxi to get you home.
You can take out our mobility scooter breakdown cover here, or if you prefer to talk to one of our friendly advisers, call 0333 000 1234.
The ethical choice
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.
The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.