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June 25, 2019           Mobility Scooter Canopies: Worth the Money?

Are mobility scooter canopies worth the investment? If you have (or have decided to buy) a mobility scooter, there are some accessories and upgrades that could transform your experience. However, after spending money on a mobility scooter (which we know, isn’t cheap!), you might be tempted to try and make do without any added extras. We definitely understand why some adaptations and personalisations may be seen as indulgent. However, a mobility scooter canopy certainly isn’t one of them. At Lifelight Mobility, we believe mobility scooter canopies are a necessity and not a luxury. The cost or maintenance of a mobility scooter canopy might be something that is putting you off, however, purchasing a mobility scooter canopy is likely to make your life even easier. Brave the weather  With the great British weather always prone to change, we are used to seeing sunny days switch to gloomy grey skies in the... Read more

June 25, 2019           Spare Parts for Mobility Scooters

Searching for spare parts for mobility scooters? If you’re on the hunt for spare parts for mobility scooters, you’ve come to the right place! Lifelight are able to offer you quality spare scooter parts, so nothing has to stop you in your tracks. Over time, your mobility scooter may go through wear and tear, and the odd accident or incident is bound to happen. However, you don’t need to let these things put a stop to your scooter use. Lifelight are here to offer you the best spare parts for your scooter, so you can get moving again.   Where should you buy spare parts for mobility scooters? There are many retailers that promote themselves as being providers of spare parts for mobility scooters. However, you should always seek out a reputable retailer to guarantee that you get the spare parts you need. It’s also best to look for a... Read more

June 25, 2019           Mobility Scooter Motors: What to Know

Why are mobility scooter motors important? Mobility scooter motors are the driving force behind any mobility scooter. As they power the machine, it is important to regularly check that the motor is working well. Users know that without a good motor, their scooter isn’t any good.    Thankfully, Lifelight are in the business of providing our customers with the mobility scooter motors that they need. We know that having a reliable mobility scooter gives people independence and can increase their quality of life. Good scooters with good motors allow you to travel with ease and get where you need (and want) without relying on others.    Who needs new mobility scooter motors? If your mobility scooter isn’t working as it once was, or it’s no longer working at all, we advise having your motor looked at. An early sign of motor failure is having the scooter “bump” along for short... Read more

June 25, 2019           Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Electric Mobility Scooter Batteries

When you own an electric mobility scooter, one of the most interesting topics becomes the battery.  Questions about the type of battery, the lifespan, how long it takes to charge and how you replace it are inevitably asked.  To help you better know your electric mobility scooter batteries, here’s a round-up of the most key facts around these specialist batteries. What types of batteries are used? There are two main types of mobility scooter battery in use – GEL and SLA (Sealed Lead Acid).  Both have their pros and cons and an expert would be able to best tell you which would work if you don’t already have a scooter. GEL produces more cycles, and this means that it lasts longer.  It is ideal if you use your scooter on a daily basis and gives the best performance for most mobility scooters.  SLA or absorbent glass matt batteries product fewer... Read more

June 25, 2019           Common Mobility Scooter Batteries Problems and Solutions

Most of the time, mobility scooter batteries will charge and work smoothly.  But like anything, they can run into problems. So, what are the most common ones and what can you do to solve them? Running low on power with mobility scooter batteries Generally, mobility scooter batteries are a reliable way to power your mobility scooter and can achieve 10-15 miles or more on a single charge.  If you find you are not getting that kind of lifespan from your battery, there are a few common issues that may be at work:     Heavy rider weight – this can demand more battery power and therefore shorten the time between charges     Environmental problems – if it is very cold or hot, this causes batteries to work harder and also depletes power quicker when over uneven terrain     Lots of stops and starts – if you make lots... Read more

June 25, 2019           How to Choose the Right Mobility Scooter Canopy

A mobility scooter is a crucial step to freedom for many people.  But as they come, they are not always ideal for the worst of the weather we experience here in the UK – most particularly the rain.  That’s why you can get a Mobility Scooter Canopy to cover your scooter and allow you to go out in the rain easily. But how do you choose from the many variations available? Waterproof mobility scooter canopies One of the main reasons to consider the different Mobility Scooter Canopies is to protect yourself from the rain but not all canopies are waterproof.  So, the first thing you want to check about the canopy you are considering is that it is waterproof. Plastic materials such as PVC are ideal for this kind of covering as the water simply runs off them.  They are also easy to dry off and fold up when you... Read more

June 25, 2019           Protect Yourself From Typical English Weather With Our Mobility Scooter Rain Cape

Mobility Scooter Rain Cape: stay protected from the weather We are all very familiar with how temperamental English weather can be, especially with the recent ‘Beast from the East’ making our first day of Spring seem like the middle of December. You can make sure you are extra prepared for bad weather when venturing outside with our mobility scooter rain cape options. Not only will our rain capes protect you from the rain as they are waterproof, we also offer products that can protect you from the cold with fleece lining.   Our mobility scooter rain capes are perfect if carrying an umbrella whilst travelling in your mobility scooter is just too much of a hassle. We have products that have separate sleeves so you can still use your arms freely whilst out and about, or we have other options that can keep yourself and your scooter dry by covering... Read more

June 25, 2019           7 Tips For Making The Most Of Your Mobility Scooter Batteries

Mobile scooters are amazing and a way for many people to have independence and freedom of movement.  But there’s one tricky part about them – managing the battery. While mobility scooter batteries are much improved in recent years, there are still tips and tricks to use to get the most out of your scooter battery and enjoy freedom without fear of running out of power. 1. Charge mobility scooter batteries fully when you first get them When you first get a scooter, there’s the temptation to just give the battery a short charge and get out there, enjoying your freedom.  But to get the most from your battery in the long term, you should get it charged fully on that first charge. While it is irritating to have to wait 12-24 hours before you can use your new scooter, it is important that it is fully charged before you start... Read more

June 25, 2019           Your One Stop Shop For Mobility Scooter Batteries

We understand that your independence and quality of life relies on being able to get from A to B without the hassle that comes with it. With everything, you need to stay active and on the move, and we take pride in being able to offer a comprehensive range of mobility solutions that will never let you down. This includes our mobility scooter batteries.   Our range of mobility scooter batteries are field-proven, backed by our quality guarantee, and all available for expedited next day delivery. By stocking every make and model used throughout the UK we ensure that when it comes to replacing a key component of the transport you rely on, all you have to do is click a button.   We employ a dedicated team of engineers who have years of experience in the industry so that if you have a technical question we can find the... Read more

June 25, 2019           Comparing The Two Types Of Batteries for Mobility Scooters

When it comes to deciding which battery you would benefit most from buying for your mobility scooter, it could be a tricky and complicated choice. The two different choices you have when it comes to batteries for mobility scooters are Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) mobility scooter batteries and Gel mobility scooter batteries.  Gel Batteries for Mobility Scooters Gel batteries are usually more expensive than SLA batteries as Gel batteries have the ability to last longer as they produce more cycles. Some more positives of using a Gel battery for your mobility scooter are: Superior cycle life Non-spillable as they are sealed No maintenance necessary Air transportable   Gel batteries for mobility scooters are usually recommended for power chair and everyday scooter users as they offer high quality and lasting performance. Sealed Lead Acid Batteries for Mobility Scooters Sealed Lead Acid batteries, on the other hand, are recommended for occasional and... Read more