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Electric Wheelchairs

Buying Guide

Our range of Electric Wheelchairs & Powerchairs have been designed to help you with your mobility and keep your independence. An electric wheelchair or powerchair can be used both indoors and outdoors but it does have a tighter turning circle and so can make it easier when using inside your home or in shopping centers where there is limited space.

Our experts at Livewell have worked with one of the worlds leading manufacturers Drive Devilbiss to bring you this excellent range of powerchairs and electric wheelchairs. So whether it is one of our portable powerchairs like the Easy-Split Powerchair or a more heavy duty option like the Titan Powerchair, you can be sure that you will find something from our range to suit your needs.  

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Which Electric Wheelchair or Powerchair Should I Buy?

In our range we have electric wheelchairs or powerchairs but how do I know which one to buy? Thinking about how you will use your mobility wheelchair will help you decide: 

• How frequently will you be using your powerchair?
• Will you be using it mainly indoors or outdoors, or a combination of both?
• Do you need your electric wheelchair to be portable or will you be using it in an adapted vehicle?
• How far will you be travelling on your outdoor journeys?
• Where will you be storing your powerchair and how much space do you have?

All of our electric are designed with varying features and capabilities, allowing you to choose the best one for your needs.

Powerchairs

A powerchair is built on a smaller base that can be electrically turned 360°, making it much easier for you to safely manoeuvre around your home or in shopping centres when out and about. Although a powerchair is the preferable indoor option it can still be used outdoors comfortably and some of our models feature a range of up to 20 miles to give you extra peace of mind.

Electric Wheelchairs

An electric wheelchair looks like a traditional wheelchair but has the benefit of being powered by a motor making it ideal for frequent wheelchair users. Some of the electric wheelchairs in our range have been ‘crash tested’ and this simply means they have the ability to be secured using the tie up points in an adapted vehicle which gives you the benefit of driving straight into your adapted vehicle.

Our Easy Split Powerchair took ten minutes to assemble. Great looking little chair. My son has used wheelchairs all his life, he is now 37. He really rates it as a perfect indoor powerchair. Compact, highly manoeuvrable, and tremendous value for money. The LiNX joystick controller is a real precision piece of kit that makes driving the chair a pleasure. Great service, Great value, Great wheelchair. Well done!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a valid driving license to ride a mobility scooter?

No, you do not need a license to use a mobility scooter however you must be over the age of 14 to use an 8mph mobility scooter as these can be used on public roads. In addition, you are legally required to register an 8mph mobility scooter with the DVLA.

Do I need to register a mobility scooter with the DVLA?

Possibly; this is now a UK legal requirement for all 8mph mobility scooters as they can be used on public roads, but not required for 4mph and 6mph mobility scooters. This works much in the same way you tax your car; you will need to apply for a vehicle log book (V5C) but with the big difference of getting it completely free! If you have a printer then you can download the form here by clicking this link, or alternatively you can request one through the post by calling the DVLA on 0300 790 6802 (local call rates apply).

Do your mobility scooters include a charger?

Yes, all our mobility scooters are supplied with a standard UK plug charger. This will be provided with your ignition keys and user manual, usually found in a protective plastic wallet within the box. To make life easier we can also supply a spare charger to keep in another room or the car; if you’d like to place an order then please give a member of our team a call.

How are your mobility scooters delivered?

All our mobility scooters are delivered in their original packaging that includes strong internal padding to ensure the parts do not move during transit and delivery, and encased in a durable, heavy-duty outer box. Standard courier delivery includes a kerb-side service to your address but not directly to the front door or into the house. This is typical of heavy-goods couriers due to the item weight and is also provided by many other online mobility retailers to provide customers with a quick delivery option for urgent needs.

Are your mobility scooters easy to assemble?

Yes and no; this is always a tough one and entirely down to the delivery environment and personal capability. Generally, our smaller 4mph mobility scooters are designed to be lightweight, portable and easy to transport. They are delivered in four manageable pieces that require lifting out of the box separately and assembling together in order. Bear in mind that the heaviest piece can often weigh between 15-20kg (32-44lb) – roughly the weight of a microwave! You don’t need any tools or DIY experience and the entire assembly process can often be completed within 20 minutes by one or two people.

Our larger 6mph and 8mph mobility scooters are considerably larger and heavier, often requiring storage within the house or outside shed/garage rather than a car boot. The box will often contain three larger separate pieces as the scooter base does not disassemble unlike smaller portable mobility scooters. The heaviest piece can typically weigh 90-130kg (195-285lb) – the equivalent of four-seater sofa! Whilst you still don’t need any tools or DIY experience, we always recommend getting two people to assemble a large mobility scooter, which can still be completed within 20-30 minutes.

How long is the warranty on your mobility scooters?

We provide a 12-month warranty with all our mobility scooters delivered within the UK. In addition to this we also provide a further 12-months on any branded Livewell mobility scooter, a total of 2 years. All our mobility scooter warranties cover the cost of replacement OEM parts, engineer labour time and callout within the initial period in line with our return’s conditions, dependent upon the age of the scooter when the issue is raised.

What happens if my mobility scooter develops a fault?

Get in touch with us as soon as possible – we’re here to help. We know how important your mobility scooter is to you and we’re here to ensure that any potential issues are investigated and resolved quickly to minimise any inconvenience. We have a dedicated team of people who can provide hands-on technical support either over the phone or through email. This process can often alleviate many common faults and gets you back up and running as soon as possible. We will need you to be with the mobility scooter when you contact us and available to talk through some simple diagnostic questions. In more severe cases where the issue cannot be resolved remotely, we can instruct a qualified engineer to investigate the issues and aim to provide a resolution on-site. This is covered in your warranty in line with our return’s conditions, dependent upon the age of the scooter when the issue is raised.