Unlocking Freedom and Accessibility: The Benefits of Renting a Mobility Scooter.

Hannah Forbes, Head of Brand and Content Managment

By Hannah Forbes | First published: 14th June 2023

An elderly man outside driving a mobility scooter

In today's fast-paced world, accessibility and independence are essential for people of all ages and abilities. For those with mobility challenges, getting around can sometimes be a hurdle. Fortunately, with advancements in technology, renting a mobility scooter has become an increasingly popular solution. Whether you would enjoy a pavement scooter to pop to the local shops or to enjoy the park in this glorious weather or a road-legal scooter for longer journeys or a more portable scooter to put in the car, renting a mobility scooter opens up a world of possibilities. Every year, as soon as the sun makes an appearance, Forbes Rentals sees a surge in applications from people who want to rent a mobility scooter. A proud member of the British Healthcare Trade Association, and approved by their Code of Practice we fully understand the importance of choosing the right scooter for your specific requirements and our experts conduct free home assessments, deliver all of the relevant user training and ensure that scooters are adjusted to fit the customer for both their comfort and safety.

Renting a scooter offers a practical and cost-effective solution, allowing you to navigate various terrains, including shopping centers, parks, museums, and even rugged outdoor trails. With adjustable speeds and easy maneuverability, these scooters provide a smooth and comfortable ride, enabling you to reclaim your mobility and explore the world around you. By eliminating reliance on others for assistance, a mobility scooter can help you regain control over your daily activities and empower you to remain active.


Renting a mobility scooter offers a cost-effective alternative to purchasing one outright. Owning a scooter can involve significant upfront costs. Renting eliminates these financial burdens, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a mobility scooter without the long-term commitment or additional expenses. Our flexible rental options and differing lease durations ensure that you have the support you require without unnecessary upfront costs. All of our mobility scooters are covered by a multi-award winning service response at no extra cost for the life of the contract which means you don’t need to worry about unexpected repairs, parts or maintenance bills. If the scooter battery needs replacing you need not worry as we will dispatch one of our engineers to replace it the same or next day. We also conduct an inclusive annual maintenance check, as standard. This comprehensive service is essential to ensure continued safety and reliability and includes checking the scooter’s tyre wear and pressure, lights, battery condition, steering, lubrication, brakes and fastening. Customers’ safety and peace of mind is always our primary concern. We carefully select our range of scooters to ensure that we can safely provide enhanced freedom, confidence and independence. Furthermore, should a medical problem mean that you can no longer safely use your rented mobility scooter you can cancel at any time.


Janice Englefield, Sales Manager at Forbes Rentals says; ‘Our scooter rental applications increase year on year and we also have a great number of referrals. Where we have customers that live in sheltered accommodation with mobility scooter storage areas, we often find that a number of other residents will decide to rent too. Renting mobility equipment has many benefits but a key advantage is that customers are spared the expensive costs of replacement parts should anything go wrong. We provide all of the advice and service support that customers need for their own peace of mind as well as that of their friends and families.’

With the ability to explore various terrains, enhance travel experiences and regain control over daily activities, renting a mobility scooter is a practical and empowering choice. The ongoing support, flexibility and convenience of scooter rentals make them an ideal solution. Embrace the freedom to move, explore, and enjoy life to the fullest with the assistance of a mobility scooter rental.