A good mobility scooter can only perform at its best if it’s using quality parts; and here at Ivanhoe we’ve talked a lot about quality batteries lately. Equally important however, is a good choice of tyre.
First and foremost, they need to be the right size. There’s a huge volume of tyre sizes out there for various types of scooter, and the wrong size either simply won’t fit, or could be dangerous to ride on.
The easy way to tell what size you need is by taking a quick look at the sides of your existing tyres. Typically, the tyre dimensions will be embossed on here, or may be located on the inside of the tyre itself. Make a note of these dimensions and you should be able to spot the same sizes in a supplier catalogue or online store.
Do bear in mind that some models of scooters use different sized tyres on the front end, to those on the back.
Once you’ve got a handle on what size you need, you’ll likely come across a choice between solid tyres, or air filled/pneumatic ones.
Which of these you choose, tends to come down to personal preference.
Air-filled tyres have the advantage for comfort, as they absorb impacts and make for a less bumpy ride.
They are more prone to puncture however, and must be kept at a consistent pressure. So generally speaking, they require a higher level of maintenance.
Soild tyres on the other hand, cannot be punctured, and can’t deflate, as there’s no air inside to escape. This does make them excellent low-maintenance choices, but at the cost of a potentially more comfortable ride.
Here at Ivanhoe, all of our tyres (regardless of type) are carefully sourced to ensure they meet the highest quality control standards. Only products that demonstrate a proven, high level of performance and integrity, become part of our range of mobility products.
For additional advice on choosing mobility scooter tyres, don’t hesitate to ask the helpful team here at Ivanhoe. Our knowledgeable team is happy to answer any questions and assist you make an informed decision.