Foldable Mobility Scooter 101: Self-Folding Or Automatic?

Foldable Mobility Scooter 101: Self-Folding Or Automatic?

Foldable Mobility Scooter 101: Self-Folding Or Automatic?

Limited mobility does not have to impact your ability to travel and enjoy what the world has to offer. With foldable mobility scooters becoming a fan favourite among those who are already relying on traditional personal mobility aids, they could be your answer to enjoying life as normal.

Whether you are looking for brand new or used ones, they are both outstanding solutions to maintain independence and mobility while travelling. Additionally, their compact design allows them to be easily stored away in planes, trains, and cars.

The benefits of foldable mobility scooters 

The primary benefit of using foldable mobility scooters is that they are extremely easy to fold, whether automatically or manually, taking only a couple of seconds. This means that they do not take up a lot of space when they are folded up completely, making them easy to be stored away when not needed.

Additionally, once they are folded completely, they fit easily inside car boots, making them the ideal solution for road trips across the border or heading out for a day to visit friends or family or to the park or beach.

Furthermore, with mobility scooters, you can maintain perfect freedom in travelling independently. You do not have to rely on a caregiver to push you around. This means more places to visit.

Automatic vs manual foldable mobility scooters

Foldable mobility scooters can be categorised into two folding mechanisms: manual and automatic. For individuals considering the automatic option, all you need to do when you want to stow them away is to press the remote-control device, and it folds up within a couple of seconds. It is ideal for individuals seeking convenience and has limited strength or dexterity to perform such a task. You do not need to bend over and reach down to your mobility scooter to fold or unfold it. 

On the other hand, the manual option requires the individual or their caregiver to fold it themselves. In fact, you do not require much strength to do so. To begin folding it, the seat backrest is folded away. After which, there is a handle that can be pulled upwards to allow the scooter to be folded by pushing the two ends towards one another.

Folding either scooter is not a complex procedure. It all depends on your needs and ability to do so. For some users, folding the scooter manually might be an actual physical challenge. As such, getting an automatic foldable mobility scooter might be a better alternative, even though it might come at a more premium price. 

It is also worth noting that some foldable mobility scooters can be further made compact by removing separate parts. 


A mobility scooter can help you to maintain certain levels of confidence and independence that may be affected by limited mobility. Hence, they are purposeful investments that should be considered. Here at Falcon Mobility, we offer a wide range of self-folding and automatic foldable mobility scooters across various price ranges.

Should you be looking to purchase one, do not hesitate to contact our team to inquire about the best-suited one for your specific needs. You may also test them for yourself at our showroom. All relevant information can be found on our website.

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