Choosing the right mobility scooter for you
When buying your mobility scooter, you should always keep in mind where you intend to use it. If it’s around shopping centres, high streets or if you need your mobility scooter to be portable, then a product that can be broken down into easy-to-manage parts with a speed of around 4 mph may be suitable. You should also think about where you intend to store your scooter and, remember, you will need to consider that the scooter needs to be charged so a mains outlet needs to be available.
Consider The Wings Flight, Little Star, Little Gem 2, Pearl and Sapphire 2 , all very easy to transport and have excellent manoeuvrability making using them hassle free.
Another model which can be broken down for transport but features larger wheels AND suspension is the Wings Vulcan
Wings Mobility also specialise in Folding Portable scooters suitable for travel further afield. The self folding Di Blasi R30 and the SupaScoota can be transported by Car, Aeroplane or even be taken on a Cruise Ship. They feature high ground clearances, lightweight design & extremely tight turning circles. If you choose the Lithium battery upgrade for the SupaScoota range you can enjoy a potential range of 20 miles.
User weight is also not a challenge, Look at our SupaScoota Sumo, the folding travel scooter with a user weight capability of 200kg (32 Stones)!
Perfect as your holiday companion.
Alternatively, if you prefer your mobility scooter to be able to cope with longer journeys without the need of secondary transport, then a mobile scooter with 4-8mph with lights and indicators may be more suitable for you. The Sterling S425, S700, and Sport Rider can all travel up to an impressive speed of 8mph, meaning you can travel further and faster independently.
Please remember, this is a guide only. You should always seek the professional advice of an experienced scooter dealership before buying. Mobility scooters are medical devices and should be assessed accordingly.
Mobility scooter classifications
Mobility scooters are legally classed into two distinct categories. To help you make an informed decision, we have highlighted which category each of our disability scooters belongs to and provided an explanation of the two categories.
Class 2 Mobility Scooters
These are mobile scooters that are suited for use on high streets and footpaths. They tend to have a narrower profile and a tighter turning circle (to help with manoeuvrability). You can legally travel up to 6.4kph (4mph) on public pavements and anywhere you‘re allowed to travel on foot if it is safe to do so. Not all Class 2 mobility scooters have lights and indicators and are not allowed on the road. The Sterling range of Class 2 mobility scooters includes the Little Star, Little Gem2, Pearl, Sapphire 2 and S400. The Wings Mobility range include the Wings Flight and the Wings Vulcan.
If you‘re looking for a scooter that‘s extremely lightweight and easy to transport, whilst still having great performance and range, then the Wings Flight, our lightest standard scooter, could be the perfect choice.
This is is our best selling Ultra-Light Boot scooter. With a range up to 10 miles this delightful scooter comes in a range of colours. Weighing just 41kg with batteries, the compact Flight is easy disassemble / reassemble to lift and transport in your car. Specifically designed to be highly manoeuvrable with a tight turning circle, the Wings Flight is ideal for navigating around the home and shopping centres. With a top speed of 4mph and a range of 10 miles, the Wings Flight is perfect for getting out and about.
New for 2017 we have the Wings Flight Plus mobility scooter boasting FULL suspension, font & rear, full padded seat, LED lighting and and upgrade battery option increasing the range up to 16 miles.
Or if you‘re looking for a mobility scooter with a higher user weight capacity and range whilst still maintaining that easy portability, the Sterling Pearl offers all these features and more. With a range of 15 miles, a brisk speed of 4mph and a maximum user weight of 136kg. The Pearl can be quickly disassembled and reassembled and is perfect for taking you wherever you need to go.
If you want to use your mobility scooter on lots of trips outdoors as well as being extremely manoeuvrable indoors, the robust Sapphire 2 and S400 are excellent choices. The Sterling Sapphire 2 has the advantage of being portable, separating easily into 4 parts and features powerful batteries giving you a range of 19 miles per charge. With bright LED lights leading your way, it‘s perfect for trips out whatever the weather.
The Sterling S400 can take you even further per charge, with an impressive range of 22 miles. With all-round suspension and great foot space, every adventure you undertake is done in the very utmost comfort. This powerful, luxury scooter is highly manoeuvrable thanks to its compact dimensions, making it ideal for use in shopping centres and busy high streets.
Class 3 Mobility Scooters
These are mobile scooters that are appropriate for road use and tend to be larger in size, with a bigger turning circle - but have a greater range and additional comfort to accommodate varied terrain. Class 3 mobility scooters must be fitted with lights, indicators, horn, rear view mirror and rear reflectors in order to be used on the road. The maximum speed you can operate your class 3 mobility scooter at on a road is 12.8kph (8mph). Your mobility scooter must be registered with the DVLA and requires road tax. Wings Mobility has an extensive range of robust mobility scooters perfect for use on roads and all those trips you want to make, these include the Sterling S425, S700, & Sport Rider.
Choice is not limited to these 8 mph scooters only. Please ask if you are looking for alternative model.
The Sterling S425 is the perfect mobility scooter for the great outdoors. The Sterling S425‘s large pneumatic wheels and all round suspension system means taking kerbs and driving over rough terrain is done smoothly and in maximum comfort. With its bright LED lights and intuitive control making it simple to drive, the S425 provides an enjoyable ride in total safety.
Or if you‘re looking for the very highest level of driving performance and range an outdoor mobility scooter can offer, the Sterling S700 is the perfect choice. The S700 boasts an impressive range of 34 miles per charge, making distance no limit. With robust 33cm tyres and tackling gradients of up to 10 degrees, the S700 easily glides through even the toughest of terrains.