Can I get help to fund my mobility scooter purchase?

A mobility scooter is the key to a whole new lease of life. But, many believe that this freedom is financially beyond them.

This is not necessarily true. There are a number of ways to help you fund and spread the cost of owning a mobility scooter.

There are a number of organisations and charities that can help you fund your scooter purchase, but even the large national charities rarely fund the full cost of the scooter. This often forces customers to buy second hand or go without. Buying a second hand scooter might seem a cost effective solution, but you will inevitably get a machine that has limited life and is not covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. If the mobility scooter goes wrong you are then spending more on fixing it, or at the very worst, you are back to square one and having to purchase another scooter.

Some charities and organisations let you rent a mobility scooter, but you will always be paying rent for the unit which will not allow many to save for other needs. And at the end of the rental, you will not own the scooter and have to hand it back.

Here at Pro Rider Mobility we have sat down with our customers to address this problem. And the solution is our Pro Rider Mobility Finance Package.

The current Motability scheme takes most, if not all of the customers DLA monthly allowance, whereas Pro Rider Mobility will charge on average half that amount.

And the Pro Rider Mobility Finance Package will also let you include all your home warranty, insurance cover and breakdown cover into your monthly payments. So, there are no additional monthly charges to worry about.

So, to summarise, buying your mobility scooter or electric powerchair with the Pro Rider Mobility Finance Package will offer:

  1. A massive saving on the initial purchase price of the product (meaning smaller repayments)
  2. A brand new mobility scooter or electric wheelchair to keep with full 5 star home warranty
  3. The highest level of after sales care with over 90 nationally located engineers ready to help if something goes wrong
  4. Pro Rider Mobility will charge on average half that amount of other funding schemes such as Motability Scheme, so you have more spare saving for other things.

So, call us today on 01604 813428 and speak with one of our friendly sales team to find out more about our affordable finance packages.

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Pro Rider Mobility Scooter Receives WHICH! BEST BUY AWARD

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We are proud to announce that the well renowned consumer review magazine WHICH! has awarded our Pro Rider ELITE mobility scooter BEST BUY in its mobility scooter category.

Our ELITE scooter was thoroughly put through its paces by the WHICH! magazine testers and it came top for a number of categories such as “Getting on and off”, “Using Controls”, “Clarity of Display” and “Ease of charging battery”. When asked the question “Should I buy it?”, the WHICH! experts answered “Yes. This Best Buy scooter costs less than some we’ve seen and is comfortable and convenient to use.”

They added, “This class two mobility scooter moves round obstacles with ease, is simple to control, pulls away smoothly and gives a comfortable ride. It’s easy to assemble, and when you’ve completed your trip it can be dismantled into five parts that will fit in the boot of a car. It’s so good we didn’t hesitate to make it a Best Buy.”

And they didn’t let the “below £500” price tag sway their judgement either. Even though this scooter is considerably cheaper than most other models on the market, the WHICH! tests were conducted against much more expensive brands. And the Pro Rider ELITE still come out on top!!

So, we are very proud of our WHICH! accolade and we are now looking to get our other mobility scooters tested as well.

If you would like to read the whole WHICH! magazine review, please click here.

If you would like to find out more about the Pro Rider ELITE mobility scooter, please click here to view it in our online shop.

A few words from Steven Cable about his E-Tourer Electric Bike

Here at Pro Rider Leisure we are regularly touched by the kind feedback our customers give us after purchase.

It is great to see our customers enjoying the products we have manufactured!!! 🙂

Steven Cable, purchased an E-Tourer Electric Bike from us and here is his feedback…

“I would like to say how much difference your E-Tourer cycle that I bought from you has changed my life.

I am disabled with a whole load of physical problems normally I use a mobility scooter and my cairn terrier Bobby go`s every where with me so I did not want to leave him at home when I bought one of your bike`s which I must say are fantastic to ride and so much fun.

But I wanted Bobby with me so after a lot of thought I bought a Childs cycle trailer with suspension so that while I ride the E-bike with the trailer attached there would be less stress to the bike. I had to make the hole in the attachment that go`s on to the rear cycle`s axle a bit larger which was no trouble.

I now have an excellent bike that assists me with power as required and I hardly know the trailer is there even with bobby and his bits and bobs also my litter picker and some bags as I look after the park in the picture as a volunteer 7 days a week and Bobby gets to chase his ball.

The Pro-rider has enabled me to go on longer trips and a good speed, it has simply opened up a lot more of my little piece of world and I want to thank you all at pro-rider for giving me back some extra freedom.

I have enclosed a couple of pictures of Bobby and my self on our transport please note I also had a basket made for the carrier bye a local weaver.

I would recommend your E-Bike`s to anyone and have done so in my local town as we get a lot of attention when walking through it and riding of course.”

Yours
Steven and Bobby Cable.

What is the difference between a Class 2 and a Class 3 Mobility Scooter?

Here at Pro Rider Mobility, we often get asked this question, so here is the inside information.

Class 2 mobility scooters are usually smaller and lighter than their class 3 counterparts. They can still be used inside and outside and are usually more manoeuvrable in tight spaces. There are some legal requirements to consider before purchasing a class 2 or class 3 mobility scooter. Firstly, a class 2 scooter has a top speed of 4mph (6.4 kph). This is just slightly faster than walking pace and may make a difference if you want to travel longer distances (to the supermarket for example).

And while class 2 mobility scooters can be used on the pavements (and when crossing roads), they cannot be driven on a road. Also, it is not a requirement to insure or tax a class 2 scooter, but we would highly recommend getting insurance for yourself and your scooter anyway.

One final consideration for a class 2 scooter is its portability. Due to its lighter weight and smaller size, class 2 scooters can be easily dismantled and re-assembled in a short amount of time. Ideal for holiday travel in the UK.

Class 3 mobility scooters are generally larger and more robust. They have a legal top speed of 8mph (12.8kph), this is twice as fast as the class 2 scooter and certainly a consideration if you want to travel quickly from a to b. A speed of 8mph is a good running pace.

But, the main difference between class 3 and class 2 mobility scooters is that you can legally drive a class 3 scooter on the road. But, unlike a car, you don’t need a driving licence (although you should always abide by the highway code when using your scooter). It is also important to remember that class 3 mobility scooters are not allowed in cycle lanes, bus lanes, and on the motorway (but why would you want to anyway :).

It is a legal requirement to register your class 3 scooter, and you will need to display a “nill duty” tax disc. Registration is done by completing a V55/5 (for used vehicles) or V55/4 (for new vehicles) form (available at your local post office).

A final consideration is that usually class 3 mobility scooters have larger wheels than their class 2 counterparts. This means a class 3 scooter is better adept at moving over uneven ground and getting up steeper kerbs.

So, if it is pottering around your local area and to the local shops, then a class 2 scooter would suit perfectly. If you want to travel faster and further, then class 3 is the way to go.

If you want any more details about our class 2 mobility scooters or class 3 mobility scooters, please call us on 01604 813428 or visit our mobility website.