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Can I Take My Scooter in the Boot of My Car?

Being able to fit a scooter in the boot of your car changes a lot. Instead of just using it to get around your neighbourhood, a portable mobility scooter opens up expeditions further afield. You just have to be able to get it in your car.

Option 1: Fold-up Scooters

The smallest and lightest mobility scooters can be collapsed down to a size that fits easily in a hatchback. Pictured below are the various configurations of the Freerider Luggie, and you can watch videos here and here of getting it in to the boot.

Depending on the model and the weight, a hoist might be required. The Luggie has a two-stage lift, effectively halving the difficulty of lifting in to the boot. For models without this feature, you’ll be required to lift the 20-30kg in one go. This can be too much for some, and a hoist is the only option. Watch a video of a hoist here.

Option 2: Detachable Scooters

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Slightly larger, detachable scooters are also highly portable. The cost of this extra size, however, is a little inconvenience. Instead of 10 or 20 seconds of simple folding, detachable scooters require disassembly and reassembly of 5 or more components. None of the components is heavier than 14 kg, which means a hoist is almost never needed. The Monarch Buzz and Pride Go-Go are two of the more popular scooters in this category.

Option 3: Van, 4WD, Customised Vehicle, or Trailer

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The final option is to transport a large mobility scooter in a large vehicle or trailer. While most scooters can be disassembled to some extent (e.g. removal of the seat), the main body of the scooter is unavoidably heavy and large. Thus, a van or trailer with a ramp may be required. Vehicles specifically modified for wheelchairs or mobility scooters are also an option.

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4 thoughts on “Can I Take My Scooter in the Boot of My Car?”

  1. Need to update my gopher that fits into the boot. I have MS so it’s hard for me bend down to undo parts of the gopher, so just seeing what’s out there

  2. Sorry to miss this comment, Jim.

    We have a lot of MS customers using our scooters, especially the Luggie. You can send an enquiry on the contacts page and we will be in touch.

  3. Marie Louise Lattimer

    i am 79yrs old and i lost my balance , at the moment i walk with the aid of a walker, without the walker i cannot take one step. I need a scooter that i can fold in my car boot , but i cannot bend down and pick up heavy scooter

    1. Hi Marie,

      It depends on which scooter best suits you. Some of the Luggies can be half folded and this makes it a lot easier. There are also electric lifts that can do the lifting for you that sit either in the boot or on the tow bar.

      If you want more info it’s best to ring the 1300 number and speak to a store manager. Or let us know what your postcode is so we can get the nearest store to contact you by email.

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