5 Must Have Mobility Scooter Accessories
24 Apr 2019
If you use a mobility scooter chances are it accompanies you everywhere, and while using it as standard is fine, it’s always nice to have features which are going to make your life that little bit easier. So, we’ve put together our top five accessories that we would recommend you pick up for your mobility scooter.
Starting with something simple that will be a massive help. If you haven’t already, get yourself some form of storage bag that is specially designed for your scooter. Its handy to keep all your bits and bobs together, and doubles as extra space for shopping or a water bottle. If its specially designed for use with your mobility scooter it will be easily removable and arrange able and should be light for your convenience. Most of the bags available can be attached to the back and have a separate handle for carrying separately if needed. You can also pick up saddle bags which sit over the seat to balance your luggage comfortably.
It goes without saying that the weather in the UK is unpredictable and can often jump between extremes. One thing we are famed for is the amount of rain that can fall throughout the year, and most of us end up caught out in it. With this in mind, investing in a waterproof cover for your mobility scooter is important for when you need to leave it outside, exposed to the elements. Choose one that will fit snugly over the chair and will fold away neatly for convenience.
USB adaptor and charger
Leaning towards the techy side now with a USB adaptor and charger that will fit into your scooter. Have the peace of mind that you will be able to charge your phone, tablet or kindle on the go with this handy little device. Small enough to fit into a pocket or little bag, this is definitely a must have for those who like to stay connected.
Walking stick bag or holder
There’s lots of different variations of this product on the market, but they all unite in purpose, to safely hold walking sticks and crutches whilst the mobility scooter is being used. You want something that will be easy to manoeuvre and will keep them securely locked in whilst you are moving. Ideally something that goes on the back so there’s no distractions or risk of them getting in the way. This product is very practical and ensures these valuable items won’t get lost.
There are a wide range of different sort of lights which can be easily clipped to your scooter. By having a set of these handy, you can ensure safety on trips out at night or when the weather is gloomy. Lights ensure you can both see and be seen by others no matter what the time of day. Most are battery operated and have a rubber clip so they can be clipped to various parts of your scooter for 360-degree visibility.
Whilst not compulsory, one of the best accessories for your mobility scooter is insurance for peace of mind. Here’s 6 reasons why you should have Mobility Scooter Insurance and if you’d like more information on our insurance policy options, get in touch with our friendly team of experts.