Our Scooter Guide
Cantre Mobility is a leading supplier of mobility scooters in west Wales. We provide a wide range of mobility scooters such as Class 2 pavement mobility scooters and class 3, road legal mobility scooters. We also stock a range of mobility scooter accessories, ranging from access ramps to mobility scooter storage covers within our showrooms in Aberaeron and in Carmarthen that are also available to shop online, click here to begin shopping.
At Cantre Mobility, we recognise that choosing a mobility scooter is an extremely important decision and as a result, we have put this information section together to help answer any queries you may have. We have over 20 years’ experience in supplying and maintaining mobility scooters across Wales and have developed the knowledge to help you live a full and independent life.
Call our free-phone number on 0808 100 1133 to book a consultation with one of our friendly advisers or visit one of our showrooms to test out our range of mobility scooters. Alternatively, click here for more information on how to contact us.
We also have a fleet of mobility scooters available to hire, please note demand for hire may be high in summer months, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please click on each subheading below for more information.
Each scooter falls into two main categories; Class 2 (pavement scooters) and Class 3 (road legal scooters). We also classify the mobility scooters according to size.
Our small mobility scooters are compact and can be dismantled easily to fit into the boot of a car. These mobility scooters have a relatively lightweight frame to make transportation easier. They are perfect for people who make short, frequent journeys due to their size, however there is a limit to the amount of weight they can carry safely. Please note, the range of the mobility scooter will also be smaller than our mid-size and larger mobility scooters.
Our mid-size mobility scooters are generally more robust and can manage more challenging terrain. Most models will have a greater range than our smaller mobility scooters and also have a larger weight capacity. The majority of our mid-size mobility scooters can also be dismantled to fit into the boot of a car.
The large mobility scooters fit into the Class 3 category and are therefore road legal. You don’t have to pay vehicle tax for any mobility scooter, but you will need to register a class 3 mobility scooter with the DVLA. Class 3 mobility scooters can travel up to 8mph on the road and up to 4mph on pavements. These make the ideal choice for those who are relatively independent and make longer, frequent journeys or journeys where the terrain is much more challenging. Please see a selection of our best selling mobility scooters below for further information and product specifications.
Finance & Motability
Cantre Mobility are also partners with Motability, a national charity that provides financial assistance to disabled customers. The Motability Scheme is directed and overseen by Motability and enables disabled people to lease a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair using their Government funded mobility allowance. Click here to find out more.
Are mobility scooters easy to drive?
Can I use my mobility scooter on the road?
You can use a Class 3 mobility scooter on the road and a Class 2 mobility scooter to cross a road. A Class 3 mobility scooter can only be used by someone aged 14 or over. You are not allowed to use bus lanes or the motorway. It is not recommended, but you can use a Class 3 mobility scooter on a dual carriageway, providing it is fitted with a flashing amber warning light.
You must register a Class 3 scooter with the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Please visit us in one of our showrooms for more information, alternativelyclick here for more ways to contact us.
Can I use my mobility scooter on the pavement?
Do I need a driving license?
Can my scooter fit into the boot of a car?
Do I need insurance?
Does my mobility scooter come with a warranty?
Do you service mobility scooters?
How long does the battery last and what is the range?
A number of factors can have an effect on the range of the mobility scooter, for example the terrain on which it is used and the weight that the mobility scooter carries.
Generally, the batteries can last between 1 and 5 years, however it is dependent upon how they are maintained, the weight of the user and how frequently the mobility scooter is used.
We recommend that the batteries are charged overnight if used daily, however it is vital to ensure the batteries are not overcharged – generally no more than 12 hours, as this could damage the battery. We also recommend that you do not charge the batteries if they have more than 80% power left.
If you are not using the mobility scooter for an extended time period, we recommend that you continue to charge the batteries once every two to three weeks to ensure the batteries are well maintained.