Do you have an electric mobility scooter and now looking for some accessories? There are so many options out there – from baskets, pet carriers, canopies, and so much more. This post, Best Mobility Scooter Accessories, looks at some of these and so many other options. Be sure when selecting your accessories that they are compatible with your scooter. Though many are universal, some are scooter specific.
With all reviews, I only look at those products that at the time of writing are at least four stars plus. As these ratings can change, if they are something you look at as well, be sure to click on the link to find the latest updates.
If you are not ready for accessories quite yet and looking into purchasing an electric mobility scooter there are two articles I wrote you might be interested in reading: The first is, “Electric Scooters for Seniors” that explores different options you have when purchasing a scooter and the second “Electric Scooters for Seniors – Prod Comp” which reviews and compares 5 different scooters.
Now on to looking at some accessories.
There’s an adage that says if someone wants to steal something, they will find a way. Well, the same holds with mobility scooters. Though there is no real anti-theft device, there are devices that can deter theft from happening. Two of these are – a) alarm and b) lock.
Relatively inexpensive, an alarm sounding is an excellent way to deter theft. A Theft Deterrent Alarm will emit a sound when someone is moving your scooter. You will want to place the alarm in an inconspicuous area and secure it. While some come with double-sided tape and plastic zip-lock tie strip, you might want to purchase steel zip-lock ties that make it harder to cut through.
Another option to deter theft is a lock. A cable lock will allow you to tether your scooter to an object like a pole. Another option with the cable lock is one that comes with a U-Lock. With a U-lock, you can put it through the wheel, which prevents the wheels from rotating. Both types of locks come with either a key or a combination.
If your scooter didn’t come with a basket or you are looking for a replacement, some baskets are quite reasonably priced. Baskets also come with the ability to fold up when not in use. Be sure to purchase one that is compatible with your scooter.
If you use a cane it can be challenging to ride a mobility scooter and hold on to it at the same time. Here is your solution – an attachment that will hold your cane so you can have both hands on the scooter’s handlebars. A great addition.
You’ve invested quite a bit of money in purchasing your scooter, so protecting it from dust, rain, snow while storing is a wise investment. While considering which cover to get, don’t forget to check the size to be sure it fits.
Trying to enjoy the day or evening out on your scooter and realize there’s no cup holder. These are relatively inexpensive and much needed, especially if you are out in the sun. This particular cup holder comes in an array of colors.
Just like driving a car, it’s essential to see what’s coming up behind you when driving a mobility scooter. When considering rearview mirrors be sure they are compatible with your scooter.
Don’t let needing an oxygen tank keep you for going out and enjoying the day. They have oxygen tank holders, metal type, and soft-sided that now you can easily bring yours along with you.
How fun would it be to take your pet with you while discovering the world or riding around your neighborhood. Maybe you’re not able to walk your dog – a pet carrier a solution to let him enjoy the outside with you. To read my review on this carrier see, “Best Mobility Scooter Pet Carrier-Review”
Don’t leave your phone at home. Someone may be trying to reach you, or you may need to call someone. You especially want to take your phone with you for safety reasons – maybe you’ll need to call 911 – you don’t want to be in that position without a phone to call for help. A phone holder will let you drive your scooter without the distraction of trying to hold it.
How uncomfortable it is to get caught in the rain with no protection. A rain poncho is lightweight, waterproof, and designed to give some protection from rain and wind.
Looking for one central place to store your items when you’re on the go? A convenient saddle or pouch allows you to bring multiple items with you – phone, wallet, medication, drink, books, etc. This one here is compatible with mobility scooters as well as wheelchairs.
Safety is always essential when riding your scooter. Add to that safety by using a safety flag by making it easier for people to see you. Patriotic, solid color, eagle are just some of the designs you can get.
Not sure how you will make it up thresholds? Threshold ramps make it easy to do – there are different rises so you can choose the height you need for your specific needs.
A carrier department to carry your belonging or purchases is a great addition to your scooter. To see a full review see an article I wrote, Challenger Mobility Scooter Trailer Review.
If you don’t have a folding scooter, then you will need someone to transport it. The solution to that is a transport rack that installs in the back of your car. Look for one that comes with a ramp so you won’t need to lift it. To take a closer look at 3 transport racks, I wrote a post that compares 3 of the best racks, “Best Mobility Scooter Transport Racks.”
I hope you found reading, Best Mobility Scooter Accessories, informative and maybe even found an accessory or two you might not have thought of before.
Do you have any experience with purchasing Mobility Scooter Accessories or other accessories that should be included in this post I would love to hear from you. Comment below.