Not Sure Which Model is Right for You

Help With Choosing Your Mobility Equipment

Which model is right for you? With so many different models and options available it can be difficult to know where to start in choosing your mobility equipment.

For us the most important place to begin is with identifying what you need from your equipment to make sure it can cope with your everyday demands.

Our quick guide to choosing helps to whittle down your choices and find something that’s just right for you.

We are also more than happy to provide friendly advice drawn from our many years experience in the mobility industry.

Our guide to choosing mobility equipment

Before purchasing your equipment there are a number of key considerations that will inform your choice.

What are your basic needs?

  • Before purchasing your equipment there are a number of key considerations that will inform your choice.
  • How will you be transporting your equipment. Do you need it to fold up and fit in a car boot or on public transport?
  • How much available space is there for storing your equipment at home?
  • What budget do you have available?

Test drive

Before purchasing we highly recommend test driving potential models to find out what suits you. We offer a try before you buy service where we bring mobility scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs to your home.

When test driving it’s important to make sure:

  • You can sit comfortably in the seat and that all the controls are within easy reach.
  • There is sufficient space for you to put your legs.
  • You can do all of the following things with the controls:
  • Read the battery measure
  • Recognise and understand all the controls
  • Use buttons, switches and dials without pain or discomfort
  • Read the speedometer (if there is one)
  • You can make adjustments to the position of the tiller and the seat, on your own if necessary.
  • You can slow down, stop, turn, reverse and steer round obstacles confidently.
  • You feel safe and stable driving on a flat surface and on slopes.
  • You can reach and grip the tiller to steer

To talk through your options and help find the most suitable product please feel free to call us on 01923 710055 or send us an enquiry.

Fabric Care

Regular cleaning of your chair fabric ensures that it always remains as comfortable as when you first bought it.

  • Regularly inspect your chair (or have someone inspect it for you) to check for stains or rips.
  • Ask a family member or close friend if they can help you hoover your chair, this is to pick up dust that settles in the fabric.
  • If you find severe stains or rips, try to contact a professional upholsterer or furniture cleaning service for help.

Electronic Safety

Although that all riser and recline chairs are built to an industry standard, a long product lifespan can cause some electrical components to wear out.

  • Check your cables at least once a month to ensure that there are no damaged or exposed wires.
  • Keep all wiring or electrical components away from sources of moisture.
  • Only use riser and recline chairs indoors, they are not built to be used outside.

Riser and Recline chairs have made simple tasks like sitting in front of the television easy if you have limited mobility. Caring for your chair is the best way to ensure a long product life, but sometimes there are problems that you cannot fix yourself. If you need a repair on your Riser and Recline chair then please feel free to call RB Mobility Services on 01923 710055.

For high quality, low cost repairs please call 01923 710055

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What they say

“Many thanks for all the great work done on my mobility scooter, and the very pleasant voice on the other end of the phone whenever I called your offices. Please thank everyone concerned.”

Barbara Saunders

"I feel I must write and thank you for the help you have given me and the care you have shown me. I have received nothing but courtesy and attention from you and Chris. Whenever I rang with a problem you were prompt in sorting it. Chris takes the time to explain exactly what is wrong and what needs to be done. Needless to say it is not necessarily what I want to hear but that is not his fault and he always has a solution. By now I feel I can really trust him so you can imagine how I felt when the ’new’ scooter went wrong on its first outing. Nevertheless you immediately came to my rescue and did what you could to keep me mobile. Sadly the borrowed scooter did not help as, because of my disability, I could not manage the handlebars, but once again help was at hand and Chris arrived with a most generous solution. A brand new scooter at no extra charge, a make I was familiar with and even in the colour I was very happy with!

I really am most deeply grateful to you as without my scooter I am almost housebound and would only be able to get to things like visits to Mass, the hospital, dentist and food shops with enormous difficulty."

Miss Sophia van den Berg