Do you have an electric mobility scooter and now looking for some accessories? There is a wide selection of accessories out there – from baskets, pet carriers, canopies, and so much more. This post, Best Mobility Scooter Accessories – Buying Guide, looks at some of these and so many other options.
Be sure when selecting your accessories that they are compatible with your scooter, especially replacement parts. Not all accessories are universal, some are scooter-specific and will not work correctly when used on other scooters.
Accessories For Your Scooter
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 strips, 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 it is a wise investment. While considering which cover to get, don’t forget to check the size to be sure it will.
A cup holder is relatively inexpensive and much needed, especially if you are out in the sun. This particular cup holder by Robo Cup 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.
Oxygen tanks can be a real necessity but don’t let needing an oxygen tank keep you from 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 is a solution to him being able to 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 your phone and possibly dropping 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, and eagle are just some of the designs you can get.
SunShades allow you to be outside without the glaring heat beating down on you. This Drive Medical Power Scooter SunShade Series is compatible with: Pilot, Daytona, Ventura, Prowler, Osprey models.
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 that will fit in a car, you will need some way to transport it. The solution to that is a rack that installs to 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.”
If you are not ready for accessories quite yet and looking into purchasing an electric mobility scooter, there are a few articles I wrote you might be interested in reading: The first is “Best Electric Scooters for Adults,” which explores different options you have when purchasing a scooter and the second “5 Best Electric Scooters ” which reviews and compares five different scooters. If you’re looking for some basic information, you might find What Is A Mobility Scooter? helpful.
I hope you found reading, Best Mobility Scooter Accessories – Buying Guide, informative and maybe even found an accessory or two you might not have thought of before.
Do you have any experience with purchasing accessories for a mobility scooter? Do you know of any other accessories that should be included in this post? I would love to hear from you. Comment below.