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Scooter and wheelchair wheels and tyres

We supply and fit replacement wheels and tyres for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

  • Pneumatic tyres and tubes
  • Puncture-proof solid foam tyres
  • Complete replacement wheels with tyres
  • Complete wheelchair front castor assemblies

Contact us for advice and service. Why not call in to our shop at 9 Scotgate, Stamford? Parking is easy as we are right next to the Scotgate car park. We’d be delighted to help you!

Phone: 01780 763276.

Wheelchair replacment front castor
Wheelchair replacement castor
Wheelchair replacement front wheel
Wheelchair replacement front wheel
Replacement wheelchair tyre
Puncture-proof wheelchair tyre
Transit wheelchair replacement wheel and tyre
Transit wheelchair replacement wheel and tyre

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Top tips for mobility batteries

  • Fully charge the batteries before first using them.
  • Never allow batteries to run completely flat.
  • If you use your mobility scooter or wheelchair every day, recharge the batteries every day.
  • If you use it weekly, when recharge when you have finished using it.
  • Every two months, let the batteries discharge until the battery gauge shows a low charge, then fully recharge them.
  • If you are storing your scooter for more than 6 weeks, fully charge the batteries and then disconnect them. Check and recharge the batteries monthly.

Most scooters and wheelchair batteries need several charge-discharge cycles to get to their full capacity. For more information, see our guidance note ‘How to get the longest life from your mobility batteries’

Batteries not holding charge?

  • Contact us for advice. Visit the shop or call us on 01780 763276. We’ll be glad to help.
  • Let us test your batteries and and the operation of your charger.
  • We can advise you on the best replacement batteries – with the alternatives for lowest price or best performance.
  • We supply and fit replacement batteries for all types of mobility scooter and powered wheelchairs.

We will take old batteries back for recycling. If you replace them yourself, please avoid environmental damage by making sure the old batteries are properly recycled.

 

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Top tips on choosing a mobility scooter

A mobility scooter is a great way to remain mobile and independent. Here are our top tips to help you get the model that really suits you.

1  Think about your usage

It all starts with you!  Do you want a handy shopper or an adventurous off-road machine?

If you want something to go short distances on pavements around town, a pavement scooter with a maximum speed of 4 mph may be suitable. To go on the roads as well as the pavement, a class 3 road-going scooter will be better. These have lights and indicators and may be able to up to to 8 mph for the road with a 4 mph setting for use on the pavement.

For adventurous off-road use, or going on tracks and unpaved paths, consider an off-road scooter that can double as an extremely comfortable road-going scooter.  These have good suspension and wheels that are big enough to deal with uneven ground. They can provide real fun and freedom.

2 Car and public transport

Getting some mobility scooters in and out of a car or onto public transport can be challenging. If this is important for you, look carefully at the options.

Folding travel scooters can be folded into a compact shape that can be wheeled like a suitcase. These are very neat to store and are also convenient for public transport, air travel or cruising. Some fold automatically at the touch of a button.

Small pavement scooters or ‘boot scooters’ can be separated into manageable parts to fit into a car boot. They generally split into five parts that are easier to lift than a folded travel scooter.

Larger pavement scooters are also made up of four or five sections that can be lifted into the boot of an estate car.

The larger road-going scooters need a big vehicle or a trailer to transport them. They are generally too heavy to lift so you will need either a ramp or a loading lift to get them into a vehicle.

3 Comfort

Bigger wheels, pneumatic tyres and good suspension make for the most comfortable ride and are almost essential for use on cobbled streets.  Also consider how much back support and seat padding you need. If you have back problems, make sure there is sufficient support in the seat and back.

4 Range

How far will you need to go on the scooter? The range of your scooter depends on the capacity and condition of your batteries as well as the load carried and the terrain. Scooter specifications indicate a range based on flat ground, an average load, and batteries that are fully charged and tip-top condition. The specifications are based on an idealised standard that is useful for comparison, but should not be relied upon for a specific journey.

5 Will it suit you?

Your mobility scooter should suit your size and weight, as well as your ability to manage the controls. All scooters have a maximum load rating.

  • Make sure the load rating is suitable for your weight
  • Check that the seat size and legroom are comfortable
  • Make sure you can easily reach and manage the controls
  • If you have problems with balance, a heavier four-wheel scooter would be better than a light-weight three-wheeler as they are more stable. Some models also help stability by slowing down automatically as they turn.

6 Practicality

Where will you store your mobility scooter when it’s not in use?

Scooters need to be kept under cover, preferably indoors, in a garage or in a dry shed with with power for keeping the batteries topped up. Travel scooters and pavement scooters can be folded or dismantled for storage indoors, whereas road-going scooters take up much more space when they aren’t in use and will need a garage or shed.

Scooters stored outside deteriorate much more rapidly than those kept in a dry garage or shed. We can recommend storage options and rain covers where required.