You might be tempted to lock your mobility scooter away over the winter months, thinking that the inclement weather will cause more trouble than it’s worth. If you do decide to forget about your scooter until the weather improves, try to store it indoors if you have the space. Also be sure to fully charge the batteries before detaching them from your mobility scooter and storing them indoors somewhere dry. Don’t forget to charge them every few weeks to keep them active until you decide to get your scooter out of storage.
For some people, however, a scooter is an indispensable aid to their daily lives and they simply cannot afford to go without over winter. So, how can you still use your mobility scooter when temperatures start to drop?
Ponchos and Capes
Large Scooter Leg Cape (£34.00 with VAT relief): For lower body protection from the elements, consider this leg cape. The thermal, quilted fleece lining will keep you warm and protected from the rain.
Scooter Cape (£49.99 with VAT relief): This navy scooter cape provides complete protection from the wind and rain. Suitable for 3 or 4 wheel scooters, this mobility scooter cape comes with velcro slots to accommodate your scooter’s wing mirrors, and a clear front panel so you can see the controls and operate your lights in low visibility conditions.
3 in 1 Mobility Poncho Sleeved (£54.99 with VAT relief): Easy to put on, this 3 in 1 poncho can be worn unlined for rain protection, just as a fleece for protection from the cold, or combined for protection from both strong winds and rain.
Winter Maintenance Products
If you are using your scooter over winter and don’t have the space to store it indoors, you’ll need a suitable outdoor storage solution to keep your scooter dry.
CareCo Scooter Storage Cover (£32.99 with VAT relief): This affordable and lightweight storage cover is designed with an elasticated edge to make fitting it over your scooter effortless. Waterproof and durable, your scooter will be protected from the rain, preventing the formation of rust on your scooter’s frame.
Hidy Hood 90 Scooter Cover (£59.00 with VAT relief): With a unique dome design, the Hidy Hood allows rainwater to run off away from your scooter. Ideal for keeping your scooter dry and sheltered in rough winter. When not in use, the loop straps and toggle can keep the cover in place up against a wall or fence.
Mobility Scooter Garage (£349.00 with VAT relief): A great storage solution for those without their own shed or garage, this scooter garage is tall enough to house mobility scooters fitted with their own canopies. You can also lock the PVC door to keep your scooter as secure as possible.
Looking for a more specialist product to help you stay mobile during the winter months? Follow the link and browse the whole range of winter maintenance accessories available at CareCo.