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Here's what to look for when buying a mobility scooter

Sponsored feature | Three Counties Mobility explains what you need to consider.

Three Counties Mobility, which was established in 2020, was founded on the belief that essential mobility and healthcare supplies should be within easy reach of all those who rely on them.

Our core company values have always revolved around premium products and outstanding customer service, which is why we continue to provide exceptional support wherever we can.

Below, we'll be taking a look at two popular boot scooters from Motion Healthcare, establishing their features and benefits as well as helping you decide what to look out for during your next purchase.

What is a boot scooter?

The term ‘Boot Scooter’ describes a small and compact scooter that is able to fold or dismantle.

They have been around for many years, but with the recent improvement in materials and lithium batteries, their overall weight and size has decreased dramatically, allowing many car owners the freedom of placing their scooter in the boot with ease.

Three Counties Mobility logo (55940074)
Three Counties Mobility logo (55940074)

What are the key differences?

There are typically two main styles of boot scooters:

  • Folding Scooters – Often the lightest and most portable, folding scooters are available as manual/automatic folding and allow the user to keep the entire scooter in-tact whilst traveling.
  • Dismantling Scooters – Certainly the most popular of the two, dismantling scooters can be taken apart and placed in the boot with ease.

Which scooter is right for me?

There are a few areas we look at when helping a customer, such as the main uses of the scooter and potentially who will be dismantling/lifting the scooter into the boot.

Motion Healthcare's mLite Folded mobility scooter
Motion Healthcare's mLite Folded mobility scooter

If you’re looking for a travel-friendly all-in-one folding scooter that is one of the lightest on the market, the Motion Healthcare mLite is certainly a trusted product in this category. However, as the product does not dismantle, the overall product weight of 17.8kg may be a little too much when lifting into the boot.

  • Manually folds to a compact size
  • Extending handle to allow easy rolling
  • Simple tiller controls
  • Range: 9 miles
  • Max speed: 4mph
  • Max user wight: 18 stone

When product weight is absolutely crucial, folding scooters are often found to be too heavy overall, in which we begin to look at other options such as dismantling scooters.

Motion Healthcare's Alumina Pro mobility scooter
Motion Healthcare's Alumina Pro mobility scooter

Although dismantling scooters means there’s more work involved when placing into a car boot, the overall weight of a single part doesn’t normally exceed 12kg. For example, the acclaimed Motion Healthcare Alumina Pro offers the luxury of an aluminium chassis and upgraded lithium battery that shaves an incredible amount of weight off every aspect of the scooter.

  • Aluminium chassis
  • Front and rear suspension
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • Range: 30 miles
  • Max speed: 4mph
  • Max user wight: 18 stone

With such high-end features and a long-range battery upgrade, the Alumina Pro is the finest boot mobility scooter on the market with a proven track record.


We hope this post has helped you identify which type of boot scooter would be relevant to you and help you in remaining mobile with ease. Remember, it’s essential to understand what you’re looking for in a scooter and how we can help you in choosing the right scooter for you.

Visit https://threecountiesmobility.co.uk/ visit our store in Sandy, Bedfordshire, or book an appointment in Castle Camps by calling 01223 756 440.