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Hiring a Mobility Scooter or Wheelchair while in Northamptonshire!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by morethan

Do you enjoy shopping at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northamptonshire in between Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering? Looking for ideas for how to take the load off while shopping?

Then why not hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair from our More Than Mobility Northampton store for a couple of hours while you are out and about! That way you can carry more shopping and stay out for longer periods of time!

The hire scheme is open to anyone, young or old’ whether your disability is temporary or permanent and anyone who needs help with mobility.   Visitors will not need to be registered disabled to hire a product but must be capable or operating it which is at the discretion of our trained and experienced staff.

Pricing:  £3 for either a mobility scooter or wheelchair per day.

If you would like to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter we highly recommend you reserve it in advance by calling 01604 407702 or by visiting our store at 25 Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton NN3 8JZ.  We are located on the ground floor opposite the toilets.

Alternatively if you are looking to buy a new mobility scooter or wheelchair then do have a look at our wide range either online or visit our Northampton Store for a test drive.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Silver Sunday, This Sunday 4th October 2015

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by morethan

This Sunday is Silver Sunday; an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation. Everyone can get involved, whether that’s organising an event, spreading the word, or simply attending an activity.

“This is a special day for older people to get involved in community events and activities to bring back some of the traditional community spirit. It’s also a small thank you for your contribution to society.”   Joanna Lumley

Silver Sunday is set to be even bigger and better with events happening right across the UK. From concerts to museum tours, cycle rides to chocolate tastings, there will be something for everyone.   Do take a look at the event calendar to see if an event is happening near you. Events include:

Also the Bright Life Festival is taking place this week from 1st to 8th October.  A week-long festival that showcases the central and valued role older people play in their communities whilst bringing generations together through a range of social activities and celebration events.

For some of the events you need to book so be quick as places are going fast.

Alternatively if you cannot attend an event but still want to be involved; do check out the various ways you can get involved:

We wish you all great fun for this weekend’s activities and do share your stories with us next week.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

It’s Spring and Now Time To Check Your Mobility Scooter or Electric Wheelchair Batteries!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by morethan

The sun is shining but before you go out for your leisurely ride through the fields or park; make sure to remember to double check your mobility scooter battery and your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair. Looking after and regularly charging your batteries will increase the maximum performance of your mobility product. Batteries are likely to need replacing every 2- 3 years, although you may be able to use them for longer if you take care and check them regularly.

Some general advice for checking and maintain your batteries are:
  • Regularly charge your battery (ideally every day after use) and even if you are not using your mobility product we recommend that you charge the battery at least twice per week.
  • Do not interrupt charging. In other words, be sure that the batteries are fully charged before you take them off charge.  This can take up to 8 hours.
  • Only use the charger that has been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair. Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.
  • Dampness can be harmful to all batteries – If your mobility product gets sodden with rainwater, it is a good idea to remove the batteries and wipe them down with a dry cloth before replacing.
  • Extreme temperatures can have a very detrimental effect on the life of your batteries – so it is important that you store them in a suitable place if you are not going to use the vehicle for a prolonged period.

If you need help with servicing your mobility scooter or checking & replacing batteries do give us a

call on 0800 046 3949 and we can arrange for a local engineer to come to your home to repair, replace it or give your product an annual service. Not sure which battery you need for your Mobility Scooter or Electric Wheelchair? When replacing your battery we have made life easier for you by creating a simple table which shows you the battery size you need, next to your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair make and model. Mobility Offer Extended! Finally we have extended our Spring £5 OFF when you spend over £100 on any mobility products until 30th April 2015. Please quote SPRING15 when ordering online or by phone to receive this offer.

Best wishes More Than Mobility Team www.morethanmobility.com

How To Maintain your Mobility Scooter This Winter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by morethan

It does not seem like the extremely cold weather we have been having will be easing up any time soon. We would therefore like to highlight the importance of the maintenance and storage of your mobility scooter. The correct storage of your mobility scooter during the winter months will help ensure that it is ready to go whenever you would like to use it and save you money from unnecessary bills.

Here at More Than Mobility We have Created Some Useful Tips On How To Keep Your Mobility Scooter In Tip Top Condition:

Cleaning

We recommend that you regularly clean your mobility scooter after you use it in order to get rid of any mud, oil or salt that may have been picked up during your travels. This will help to delay any erosion that might occur like rust on metal. Cleaning your mobility scooter can also uncover any hidden faults or cracks.

Tyres

Due to the bad and wet weather we have during winter, we recommended that you check your tyres for signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary. If your mobility scooter has pneumatic tyres you should ensure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure, which will help to give you added grip in slippery conditions.

Servicing

It’s important that your get your mobility scooter serviced each year. We recommend that you do this before the winter to prevent any problems and ensuring that it is safe and reliable to use whatever the weather.  If you would like us to organise a service please call us on 0800 046 3949.

Storage

If you can only store your mobility scooter outside we recommend that you get a cover for it to protect it from the unpredictable weather. Here at More Than Mobility, we stock a wide range of scooter storage covers which are designed to be easy to use and are fully waterproof and are ideal for outside storage.  You can check out our Scooter & Wheelchair Accessories page.

Batteries

If your mobility scooter’s battery can be removed it is a good idea to bring it inside during the winter. Cold and frosty conditions can degrade the life of the battery, those batteries which cannot be removed are usually tested in extreme conditions so should be fine to be left outside.

We recommend that you regularly check your mobility scooter batteries (especially if you have been a little lax with your battery charging protocol over the winter) – the number of calls relating to batteries that won’t start goes through the roof as soon as the weather improves.  Our mobility scooter batteries start from as little as £45 for a pair.

When you are going out and about do try and leave your battery charging until the last moment if you can. The cold conditions can reduce the range of your battery considerably, but leaving them on to charge will ensure a warm battery, which can help.

Out and about

Here at More Than Mobility we want you to travel comfortably in your mobility scooter, especially during the colder months. Wearing thermal and waterproof clothes will ensure that you are comfortable during your journey, and seat covers will ensure that your seat stays in good condition for years to come. High visibility clothing is also advised so that you are easily seen by other people during the darker days / nights.  For more information on our range of scooter accessories and clothing http://www.morethanmobility.com/Scooter-Accessories.html

Finally, please check the weather forecast before taking a journey and don’t take any unnecessary risks when it comes bad weather conditions.

Regards

The More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Scooter Offers

Monday, July 14th, 2014 by morethan

We have some great offers on our mobility scooters online. Don’t miss out, save up to £300 on some of our Mobility Scooters today!

Some of our offers include:


Day Strider Mobility Scooter

ST1 Portable Mobility Scooter

£449.00 SAVE £50.00

Lightweight – breaks down into 5 small pieces for effortless lifting. Buy Now >>


Pride Colt 8mph Mobility Scooter

Pride Colt 8mph Mobility Scooter

£1,345 SAVE £50.00

Compact but powerful road legal mobility scooter. Buy Now >>


Royale 4 Mobility Scooter

Royale 4 8mph Mobility Scooter

£3,250.00 SAVE £300.00

Stylish, powerful 8mph Road Legal Mobility Scooter with range up to 32 miles. Great for on and off road. Buy Now>>


More Than Mobility Team
www.morethanmobility.com

Don’t Forget Your Mobility Insurance.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 by morethan

After watching the BBC documentary “the trouble with mobility scooters” and coming to the conclusion that mobility scooters are generally a good thing. They just need to be used wisely.  We still highly recommend that you take out mobility scooter insurance to cover you for any accidents or if you happen to breakdown. As mobility scooters are not classed as vehicles, you can’t get vehicle insurance for them. Not all mobility scooter sellers provide mobility scooter insurance, but we do! Cover starts from as little as £1.53 per week. Our mobility scooter insurance covers both mobility scooters and powerchairs.

See some of the benefits below:

  • Full 24/7 Breakdown Recovery
  • Fire, Theft and Vandalism – will cover the cost of repairing or replacing your product if it is unfortunately stolen or vandalised.
  • Accidental Damage – full cover against loss or accidental damage whatever the cause. Our insurance company will cover the cost of repairing your product if it is lost or damaged by any accidental cause including fire, storm, theft and vandalism.
  • Public and Personal Liability.
  • Personal Effects Cover
  • Loss of Keys

We offer insurance that can cover you between 1-3 years. It’s your choice!

Although mobility insurance is not compulsory yet, the Department of Transport states: ‘Although it is not a legal requirement, an insurance policy is strongly advised.”  We therefore recommend that you take out insurance on your wheelchair, mobility scooter or powerchair.  For more information click here or call us on 0800 046 3949.

More Than Mobility Team
www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Scooter Offers: Take Advantage of our Spring Offers and enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by morethan

Don’t allow your disability to stop you from enjoying the lovely Spring sunshine. So get out and about with our wide range of mobility scooters offering you independence, flexibility and control.

We have a wide range of mobility scooters from portable mobility scooters that break down and fit into the car boot, pavement mobility scooters that are suitable to use on the pavements to the larger road legal mobility scooters that can be used both on and off road.

Our most popular scooters start from £449 so do shop today!

We also stock a wide range of mobility scooter accessories from scooter bags, scooter covers to full scooter shelters.

See below for some of our big SPRING SAVINGS on Mobility Scooters:

Go-Go Elite Traveller 4 Portable Mobility Scooter

SAVE: £25.00
BESTSELLER – comfortable portable mobility scooter comes with a height adjustable seat and fold down arms & backrest.   Breaks down easily into 5 manageable parts.
Buy Now >>

Pride Colt Sport Road Legal Mobility Scooter

SAVE £50
Compact 8mph Mobility Scooter – full suspension with range up to 26 miles.
Buy Now >>

Royale 4 Road Legal Mobility Scooter

SAVE: £300
Stylish 8mph Mobility Scooter with enhanced design.   Top of the range with range up to 32 miles.
Buy Now >>