How Long do Mobility Scooters Last?

How Long do Mobility Scooters Last?

It is a common questions that many ask before making a mobility scooter purchase, “how long do mobility scooters last?” There are many factors to be considered while attempting to answer this age old question. First and foremost, you need to consider the quality and durability of the construction as well as the design.

Lower end "cheap" mobility scooters often times cut corners on the design, quality materials, and components and this will directly effect the lifespan of the  mobility scooter. Cheap components usually lead to failure or reliability issues. This may leave you stranded while out and about. If you start to get stranded often you may end up wanting to ditch troublesome scooter and invest in something of better quality.

Poor design and quality  will directly effect the longevity of your mobility scooter and it may also create a level of discomfort during your usage. Therefore, "how long will your mobility scooter last," sometimes comes down to how long you can put up with the mobility scooter you invested in to begin with.


Here at Suncoast Mobility we always recommend routine checkups or if needed servicing of your mobility scooter. Users tend to have to replace batteries and tires first after using the mobility scooter for some time. By replacing wearable parts early you well directly increase the lifespan of your mobility scooter. Having fresh or well working batteries means that the electrical components will be under less stress so they can function optimally.  A poor functioning or weak battery could lead to the electrical components to potential failure as they will be under extra stress. This would also put added stress on your mobility scooter charger. If the charger is damaged or not functioning efficiently you may have reliability issues with the scooter.

Tires also have direct impact on the overall reliability of your scooter. Tires with wear or are underinflated will place extra stress on the motors, drive train, and battery lifespan. Poor tire conditions could place extra stress on the steering of the mobility scooter that could leading to more wear and even eventual a failure failure of the tires.

Another huge factor in “how long do mobility scooters last?” is jhow you treat the mobility scooter on a daily basis. A mobility scooter that is never spot cleaned and left uncovered in various  weather conditions will suffer greatly compared to a mobility scooter that is kept indoors and is cleaned regularly. The goes for using a mobility scooter in unfavorable conditions. The mobility scooters Suncoast Mobility offers are durable, but there are limits to how they should be used. Avoid driving your mobility scooter through deep puddles or in the rain as a general rule of thumb.

How Long do Mobility Scooters Last?

Since Suncoast Mobility only sells high quality mobility scooters we expect them to last many years. If you order the correct mobility scooter with the right specifications for your lifestyle this will increase the likely it lasts longer. Mobility scooters tend to have a lifespan of roughly five years if they are used basically everyday. This doesn't mean there won't be any repairs needed along the way, but with proper care you may see your mobility scooter reach the double digits in age. We speak with people all of the time who have owned mobility scooters over ten years old. A brand that we think makes some of the best and most reliable mobility scooters is Golden Technologies. Golden Technologies uses high end components and offers one of the most comprehensive warranties in the business.

Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn Lightweight Manual Folding Travel Mobility Scooter

Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn Manual Folding Travel Mobility Scooter

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