Buying vs Renting a Mobility Scooter

16 Jun 2022

Whether you are looking to rent or buy a mobility scooter, we have weighed up the benefits of each. Mobility scooter rental is often used post surgery because the user requires the vehicle for a short period of time. Yet those who are looking to buy a mobility scooter long term need help with their mobility in order to achieve their freedom back.  

If you have rented a mobility scooter and are deciding on whether it is a valuable asset for your mental and physical health, then we have weighed up the benefits.

Want to learn more about the Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter? Find out more here. 

Buying a Mobility Scooter

There is so much to think about when buying a mobility scooter. You will want to choose the right scooter that helps your needs and if you require class 3 scooter insurance or class 2 mobility scooter insurance. 

If you struggle with your mobility and require support, then it is worth buying a mobility scooter. A mobility scooter provides support to rebuild freedom and maintain a social life. Buying a mobility scooter can improve your lifestyle and prevent you from receiving injuries. 

The Benefits of Buying a Mobility Scooter

  1. Freedom
  2. Comfort
  3. Improve Social Life
  4. Available 24/7 
  5. Personal Damage

Buying a mobility scooter provides 24/7 support in helping you or your loved one to complete daily tasks without depending on the help of others. Buying a mobility scooter is an investment, saving you money and improving your lifestyle.

Renting a Mobility Scooter

Renting a mobility scooter is a great decision if you require support to go on holiday, are wanting to test drive the mobility scooter or are healing from surgery. Renting a mobility scooter is crucial for those that are awaiting their vehicle to be repaired and depend on mobility support. 

The Benefits of Renting a Mobility Scooter

  1. Cost Effective
  2. Flexibility
  3. Try Before you Buy
  4. Travel Support
  5. New Equipment

If you are keeping to a budget, then hiring a mobility scooter is a much cheaper option than buying a mobility scooter allowing you to try out the mobility scooter before committing. Buying a mobility scooter often leads to being tied into a long term contract and can be an unneeded expense if you only require short term hire.


Whether you have decided to rent or buy a mobility scooter, it is vital to first establish how you intend to use the vehicle. There are many types of mobility scooters available and options to consider when buying a mobility vehicle. From the styles, colours and sizes available as well to trying to find a vehicle that fits within your budget. This is why we suggest reading our article to help you to decide whether you will benefit from buying or renting a mobility scooter.

After buying or renting your mobility scooter, it is urged by our team to take out mobility scooter insurance. Mobility scooter insurance provides you with the freedom and peace of mind that you are covered from damage and personal injury. 

Blue Badge Mobility Scooter Insurance

At Blue Badge Mobility we offer mobility scooter insurance for rented and bought vehicles giving you and anyone with consent to ride it injury, damage, and public liability cover. We offer an annual policy for rented mobility scooters allowing you to use your vehicle at any given time with complete protection. 

Mobility scooter insurance provides people with a new lease of life and provides a sense of security whilst covering you from the theft, damage or loss of the vehicle.

If you are ready to insure your mobility scooter and would like to find out more about our mobility scooter cover, then please feel free to get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. 

To find out more about Mobility Scooter Insurance at Blue Badge Mobility, view our article here.

View our Mobility Scooter Insurance Policy here

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