How to get a mobility scooter into a car
We are often asked how to get a mobility scooter into a car?
The answer is there are many ways but not every one is best suited to you or your condition.
You may have reduced strength, or may find bending over difficult, the vehicle you wish to transport your mobility scooter in may have certain attributes that dictate just what you can transport in the vehicle.
So, how to get a mobility scooter into a car is a complex set of questions that can be addressed with varying solutions.
Will almost always require permanent, and often major, alterations to the car or van which will have a very negative impact on any resale value. These alterations can even be as extreme as dropping the floor and altering the boot lid or rear doors of the vehicle to allow the use of ramps.
You also need to consider they are often heavy and quite large so you will need to consider if you have enough space in the transport for both your scooter and the ramps. The ramps will need to be secured to avoid them damaging your scooter while in transit.
Additionally, ramps are often costly need to be properly fitted and secured to use safely. Improper use can result in them coming off the rear off the intended transport. In this event the scooter will likely fall potentially injuring the driver or others loading it.
If we ever provide ramps with any of our scooters we will closely examine your vehicle and then recommend a set of ramps that will minimise any of these potential problems.
A hoist almost always necessitates some form of adaption to the scooter, which may be costly and may impair the function of the vehicle and often requires permanent alterations to the car or van which will decrease its value. Another way in which the value of your car can be substantially reduced when using a hoist is if you lose control of the scooter and it hits and damages your car.
Folding Mobility Scooters
Folding, or travel, mobility scooters tend to have a large overall lifting weight as you are required to lift the whole scooter, they will also present difficulties in fitting in to smaller car boots as they tend to be large and bulky even when folded.
The limitations of design when creating a folding scooter are many and may make them unsuitable for you. One of the biggest issues is the design of the seat and tiller will mean that there will be little to no adjustment available in the seat, tiller or other areas which will be to the detriment of your comfort.
While folding scooters may seem to be the perfect solution we believe there are too many areas in which the design limits function that they should possibly be avoided unless you can find one that suits your body, and one you can lift.
Take Apart Boot Scooters
Take apart boot scooters like our Ultra model are often far more flexible in use than folding designs.
Take apart smaller, lighter components, designed for easy lifting mean they will fit in a greater variety of vehicles with ease.
With our Ultra model we have created a scooter that can be broken down in to small, lightweight, easily managed components, while maintaining superb structural integrity by the use of aluminium for the chassis and ABS for the bodywork.
The Self-Loading Scooter
What could be the easiest solution as to how to get a mobility scooter into a car is represented by our Flyte.
The self-loading Flyte is unique in the mobility scooter world with its big scooter performance and ability to load and unload in to almost any hatchback or SUV, at the touch of one of two buttons using our Docking Station. All of this is achieved with absolutely no heavy lifting on your part.
Though there are many solutions as to how to get a mobility scooter into a car we think we offer possibly the best two choices available.
Both our Ultra and Flyte models also offer you the unique benefits only available with Quintell™ Technologies.