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Electric Mobility Scooters Store in Toronto & GTA, Canada

Vital Mobility is Canada's leading provider of electric mobility scooters with the largest selection in stock. Located in the Greater Toronto Area, we cater to every need and budget, featuring a diverse range from 3-wheel and 4-wheel scooters to heavy-duty, folding and travel models. Our quality brands include Pride Mobility, Drive Medical, FOXTR Scooters, Fortress and Golden Technologies.

Purchase online or visit us to test-drive our scooters in person. We offer comprehensive shipping options across Canada and specialized White Glove Delivery in the GTA. Our expert team is always ready to assist you in finding the perfect scooter, ensuring it meets your needs and budget.

Scooters for Sale in Canada

Purchasing handicap scooters from anywhere in Canada is easy at Vital Mobility. Our team has been pairing up customers with their perfect scooters for almost two decades. We are mobility and home health care experts. This means that we know all the right questions to ask and the right products to recommend.

If you are in the Toronto area we have two locations to serve you. At these spaces you can see and test drive our scooters and connect with our expert staff. If you cannot make it in to our stores, our staff is happy to connect with you via phone or email to assist. Your scooter would then be shipped to you and out team would support you through your purchase and use of your electric scooter.

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a Mobility Scooter in Canada

Navigating the world of mobility scooters can be daunting. Whether you’re dealing with a temporary injury or looking for long-term mobility solutions, choosing the right mobility scooter can significantly enhance your independence and quality of life. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about mobility scooters in Canada, from understanding different models to maintaining your device for optimum performance.

What are Mobility Scooters

A mobility scooter is a motorized vehicle designed for individuals who have mobility challenges. These devices are crucial for maintaining independence and improving the quality of life for users by enabling them to engage in everyday activities more easily.

They are battery-powered, motorized devices designed to assist individuals with limited mobility. They help them move around with independence, both indoors and outdoors.

People who have a hard time walking or standing for extended periods of time are the primary users of these devices. They may need help due to disabilities, age-related issues, or medical conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease.

They consist of a comfortable seat mounted on a platform with a set of wheels, a tiller for steering, and a battery-powered motor. They can be maneuvered easily, and the speed is controlled using a throttle on the handlebars.

Popular Types of Mobility Scooters in 2024

Mobility scooters come in various types, each designed to meet different needs and preferences. Understanding the differences between these types can help you choose the right scooter for your mobility requirements. At Vital Mobility, we offer a wide selection of scooters to suit your needs and budget.
  • 3-Wheel: 3-wheel scooters are ideal for navigating tight spaces and indoor environments. Their tight turning radius makes them maneuverable in places like shopping malls or grocery stores. These scooters offer stability and comfort, making them a popular choice for daily use.
  • 4-Wheel: 4-wheel scooters offer enhanced stability and are well-suited for outdoor use. They provide a smoother ride over rough terrain and are more stable on uneven surfaces. These scooters are often preferred for longer trips or outdoor adventures.
  • Heavy-Duty: Heavy-duty scooters are designed for individuals who require a higher weight capacity (300 lbs and more) and durability. These scooters offer a comfortable ride and are suitable for various terrains, including gravel or grass.
  • Folding: Folding scooters are compact and easy to transport, making them ideal for travel. These scooters can be folded for storage in a car trunk or for travel on airplanes or trains.
  • Travel: Travel scooters are lightweight and designed for easy transport. These scooters are often airline-approved and can be easily disassembled for storage in a car trunk or for travel on public transportation.
  • All-Terrain: All-terrain scooters are designed for outdoor use on rugged terrain. These scooters offer enhanced stability and are equipped with features such as larger wheels and suspension for a smooth ride over rough surfaces.
No matter your mobility needs, Vital Mobility has a scooter to fit your lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of mobility scooters and find the perfect one for you.

Mobility Scooter Key Features

  • Different Sizes and Styles: They come in various sizes and designs, ranging from compact, lightweight models to larger, more robust models. Smaller scooters are suitable for indoor use or travel, while larger ones are designed for outdoor use.
  • Adjustable Speed: Scooters have adjustable speed settings. These allow users to choose a comfortable and safe pace for specific needs and environments.
  • Battery Life: Powered by rechargeable batteries, with different models offering varying levels of battery life and range. You should consider your daily travel needs when selecting a scooter with appropriate battery capacity.
  • Weight Capacity: Power scooters are designed to accommodate users of various sizes, with different models offering different weight capacities. It is essential to select a scooter that can safely support the user's weight.
  • Portability: Some devices are designed to be easily disassembled or folded for storage or transportation. This makes them convenient for users who need to take their scooter on trips or store it in a small space.
  • Maneuverability: Important for navigating tight spaces, especially if used indoors.
  • Comfort: Seek scooters with adjustable seats, armrests and backrests to ensure comfort during use.
  • Additional Features: Consider models with extra features such as LED lights, storage baskets, or USB ports for added convenience.
  • Customizable Features: Handicap scooters offer adjustable features to ensure your comfort and fit. These inclide seat height, armrests, or steering tiller position adjustments.

Mobility scooters provide increased independence and freedom for individuals with limited mobility. This allows them to engage in daily activities, socialize, and maintain their quality of life.

Top Mobility Scooters in Canada

Let’s explore some of the best mobility scooters available on the Canadian market, highlighting their features and what makes them stand out.

  1. FOXTR 2 Mid-Size Mobility Scooter: Renowned for its ease of use and reliability, this mid-sized scooter is perfect for seniors on the go. It offers excellent stability and intuitive, user-friendly controls. 
  2. FOXTR 3 Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter: This model is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a durable and robust scooter. It features enhanced suspension and powerful motors suitable for various terrains.
  3. FOXTR 1 Travel Mobility Scooter: A top choice for travelers, this portable scooter can be taken apart easily and offers exceptional convenience for those on the go - including a comfortable seat and suspension.
  4. FOXTR Auto-Folding Mobility Scooter: Known for its quick, auto folding mechanism at the touch of a button, this scooter is ideal for frequent travelers who require a compact solution for easy storage and transport.

Maintaining Your Mobility Scooter

Regular maintenance ensures your mobility scooter remains reliable and performs at its best. Here’s what to focus on:

  • Battery Maintenance: Charge regularly and store the battery properly to extend its life.
  • Tire Maintenance: Check and maintain proper tire pressure to ensure smooth operation
  • Cleaning: Keeping your scooter clean prevents dirt from building up and potentially hindering its operation, especially if used outdoors.

Conclusion

Selecting the right mobility scooter is about understanding your specific needs, the features of the scooter, and where you plan to use it. This guide has aimed to equip you with all the information needed to make an informed decision that enhances your mobility and independence.

Best Options for Disability Scooters

Whether you shop in-store, online or over the phone, at Vital Mobility we take pride in offering scooters for sale that will give you peace of mind.

From travel scooters, to folding scooters and heavy duty scooters, our team takes pride in selling North America's best brands. Many of them are in stock and ready for immediate pick-up, shipping or white glove delivery (GTA only).

When you purchase a disability scooter from Vital Mobility, you also ensure a headache-free experience. It is easy to source medical scooters in Canada - and even easier to order them online. Many buyers however, ignore the fact that just like any other vehicle, disability scooter require servicing and occasional repairs.

Browse our selection to find an electric mobility scooter in Canada today. Or speak with our friendly mobility experts today to find the perfect medical scooter for you.

Common Questions

What is the maximum speed of your 4-wheel mobility scooter?

The maximum speed of a 4-wheel mobility scooter depends on how powerful the motor is. It also depends on what size scooter you are looking for. The average maximum speed of a travel sized four-wheeler is 4.2 mph (6.8 km/h). Larger, more powerful scooters can go as fast as 11 mph (18 km/h).

What is the average cost of a four-wheeler electric scooter?

The average cost of a four-wheeler mobility scooter is between $2,000 and $4,000. This will depend on the size and features of the scooter.

At the lower end of that price range you will find travel mobility scooter which you can disassemble for easy transportation. At the higher end you will find mid-size and heavy-duty scooters. These have generous mileage and comfort features like suspension, captain’s seats and more.

How many years is the warranty for your electric scooters?

Most electric mobility scooters in the market have limited lifetime warranties on their frame. Drivetrain and electronics are usually covered for two years since the date of purchase. Depending on the make, manufacturers cover batteries for a period between six months and one year.

Can I come for a test drive before I purchase your scooter?

Yes, you can come in and test drive a mobility scooter before making a purchase. That is the reason why Vital Mobility offers two Toronto-area stores featuring a curated selection of scooters. Being able to sit on and drive a scooter will help you determine if the vehicle will be right for you.

What is the difference between Drive medical scooters and Invacare scooters?

Drive and Invacare are two of North America’s largest manufacturers of mobility scooters. Each company features different models and availability.

What are the features of a heavy-duty scooter?

Here are the 3 main features of a heavy-duty scooter:

1. Weight Capacity: Some Heavy-Duty mobility scooters can accommodate individuals weighing up to 450 lbs (205 kg). This is different from most travel and mid-size scooters which usually feature a weight capacity of 250 lbs (113 kg).

2. Construction: Heavy-Duty scooters are crafted to support a larger passenger weight capacity. They are also built to better handle challenging terrains like cobblestones and outdoors spaces. Sturdier construction means that your mobility scooter will help you navigate the world around you more reliably.

3. Larger Wheels: Heavy Duty scooters feature larger wheels for outdoors use - many of which are pneumatic (air filled) tires. While these tires require more maintenance, they also provide better shock absorption for more comfortable driving.

How many days will it take to ship a scooter to Quebec City?

When you purchase an in-stock scooter, it will take between 5-7 business days to get it over to Quebec City.

Do you offer rental servies?

Yes we do. You can rent a mobility scooter starting at one week and going up to one month or more. The longer you keep your rental, the more cost efficient the rental becomes. Vital Mobility rents scooters in the Greater Toronto Area. This includes the cities of Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Brampton and Newmarket. Our rental options include Travel and Mid-Size scooters.

Are mobility scooters covered in Canada?

Coverage for mobility scooters in Canada varies according to the province you live in. In Ontario, for example, the ADP Program (Assistive Devices Program) of Ontario partly covers scooters.

Prospective clients of the program need to be assessed by an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who is an ADP Prescriber. If eligible in 2023, ADP will cover 75% of $2395 of the value of a mobility scooter. Other provinces have different requirements.

Do you need a license for a mobility scooter in Ontario?

A license is not necessary for driving a mobility scooter in Ontario- they are meant to be driven on curbs. When a curb is not available, users can carefully drive them on the side of the road.

What is the difference between a mobility scooter and an electric scooter?

Mobility scooters and electric scooters are different. The first exist to help facilitate the lives of elderly and disabled individuals. Mobility scooters are available in 3 and 4-wheel configurations. They feature easy to use bi-lateral paddles for speeding up and reversing.

Electric scooters on the other hand, are meant for recreation and transportation. They generally feature 2 or 3 wheels.

Can you ride an electric scooter on the sidewalk in Canada?

In Canada, users are required to ride their scooters on the sidewalk. These low-speed mobility devices are not equipped to be routinely driven on the road. You can also drive them on cobblestones and unfinished paths. Scooters with a higher ground clearance are best for these activities.

Can a non-disabled person use a mobility scooter?

Non-disabled people can use mobility scooters - particularly those who are elderly and need help getting around. As we age, traveling extended distances by foot can become challenging.

A scooter is the perfect solution for older adults who want to run errands or replace a car. Many portable options can also be easily fit into the trunk of a car. This makes mobility for elderly individuals convenient and easy.

Which is better 3 or 4-wheel scooter?

Whether a 3 or 4-wheel mobility scooter is best for a user depends on their individual needs. 3-wheel scooters are ideal for indoors and outdoors use. A single wheel at the front of the scooter can create a tight turning radius. This makes navigating tight corners and spaces significantly easier.

A 4 wheel scooter is best suited for individuals requiring help with their balance. 4 wheels provide a wider footprint for better stability – especially when it comes to navigating bumpy or more challenging terrains.

What is the range?

They vary in range widely. Travel scooters have the most conservative range – between 10-15 miles (15-25 km) on a single charge. Larger scooters, including mid-size and heavy-duty models, can have a range of up to 30 miles (50 km). This makes them a great option for users looking to take longer trips

How long do batteries last?

If properly cared for, most scooter batteries will last an average of 2 to 3 years. We recommend that you charge the battery overnight every 7-10 days (even when not in use). It is always best to store the batteries (if detachable from the scooter) or the scooter as a whole in a dry and cool place. Extreme temperatures will shorten its lifespan.

Which is better folding electric wheelchair or mobility scooter?

Folding electric wheelchairs and folding mobility scooters are both convenient, compact mobility devices that can greatly benefit the lives of their users. The main difference between one and the other is the structure of each. A folding electric wheelchair is perfect for indoors and outdoors spaces as most of these chairs have extremely tight turning radiuses. A tight turning radius makes your scooter extra nimble.

Users can control folding power wheelchairs with a sensitive, highly precise joystick. This control can be assigned to the right or left hand of the user. Controlling a folding mobility scooter on the other hand, uses bi-lateral paddles. They control when and how much the scooter speeds up.

With a larger turning radius, compact scooters are still great for indoors/outdoors use. However, they are preferred for touring outdoors spaces. They are also more suitable for individuals who lack the motility to properly operate a power wheelchair.

What is the best value mobility scooter?

Vital Mobility offers some excellent value scooters. Our best value line in 2023 is FOXTR Scooters. This line includes an affordable travel scooter called the FOXTR 1, a powerful and comfortable Mid-Size called the FOXTR 2 Scooter, and a heavy duty scooter called FOXTR 3. All 3 of these scooters provide excellent value in the Canadian market.

Can I ride my mobility scooter in the rain?

Yes, you can ride your mobility scooter in the rain. However, because its electric components can be exposed to the elements, we recommend that you wipe your scooter clean when you arrive at your destination. Keeping your scooter dry will prevent moisture from affecting the scooter’s battery and electrical systems.

Can you leave mobility scooters outside?

You can leave your mobility scooter outside as long as you don't live in a town or city with extreme weather. If you live in cold weather, it's best to keep your scooter under a roof, preferably in a temperature-controlled space.

The battery may suffer if the scooter is constantly exposed to cold weather. If it must be stored outside in cold, you may choose a travel scooter. These scooters have lightweight removable batteries that can be stored inside while the scooter stays outside.

No matter what the exterior temperature may be, it is still important to keep the scooter dry. A shed or a large tarp may be enough to keep your scooter safe and functional if stored outdoors.

Should I leave my mobility scooter on charge all the time?

You can leave your mobility scooter plugged in when not in use because most of these scooters have with smart chargers. This means that when the scooter’s battery is full, the charger will stop working until the battery is empty again. When the scooter is not being used for some time, experts recommend charging it every 7-10 days to keep the batteries healthy.

How often do mobility scooter batteries need replacing?

A well-cared for scooter will last between 2-3 years without the need to replace it. Some tips for keeping well maintained scooter batteries is to keep them dry, away from extreme cold and to charge them once every 7-10 days when not in constant use.

Is there any help to get a scooter?

Depending on which province or state you live, different governments offer different levels of help to finance a scooter. In Ontario, for example, qualifying individuals may obtain funding through the ADP Program (Assistive Devices Program) of Ontario.

An Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist needs to assess you. If they deem you eligible, ADP will cover 75% of $2395 of the value of a scooter. Other provinces have different requirements.

Some individuals may also secure funding through organizations like Veterans Affairs Canada, Easter Seals Canada, and Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Obtaining help from the government or organizations is one way to go. If you have access to private health insurance, you may contact them to inquire about coverage for a mobility scooter.

What is the best lightweight foldable scooter?

The best lightweight foldable scooter in the market in 2023 are the i-Go Folding Mobility Scooter by Pride Mobility and the Golden Buzzaround CarryOn. The i-Go can easily fold and disassemble into two light-weight pieces- each weighing approximately 32 lbs each. Perfect for air travel, and cruise ship use, the i-Go comes in 4 exciting colours and its lithium batteries feature a generous 15 km (9.3 mile) range per charge.

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