Take back your independence
It’s scooter season! With the warmer weather and rising fuel costs, mobility scooters are the lucrative solution to an easy, enjoyable, independent life – when it’s no longer viable to drive.
“There’s no registration or warrant of fitness, and they are extremely affordable to operate,” owner of More Mobility Russell Thomas says.
“Most scooters have two batteries, and there’s only the expense of the electricity to charge them, similar to the cost of an electric towel rail,” he says.
“We provide a home tutorial to learn how to drive in your own familiar environment, with lots of safety tips from crossing roads, to managing speed. You have the security of riding a scooter on the footpath, at a leisurely 6km per hour up to 15km per hour – and some models have an automatic slow down feature.” A follow up service is free of charge for the first six months, with little maintenance involved, and More Mobility offers a 12-monthly comprehensive service for $99.
There are serviced, second-hand scooters from $2,000 to $4,000, and new scooters from $3,800 to $6,500. While most scooters get up to 50km use out of a battery charge, Merits latest Silverado Extreme has a 100-amp battery and large travel range of up to 60km. The stylish Invacare’s Comet and Pegasus models come in 10 interchangeable colours – the electric-blue is a summer standout. More Mobility’s compact travel scooters pack down to transport in a car, or there’s always the Harley Davidson of scooters, the head-turning Sport Rider.
More Mobility, 113 Blenheim road, has off-street parking.
Visit www.moremobility.co.nz, or phone 03 348 3460.