This city is packed full of history and culture. With plenty to do for all and we are delighted to report that Philadelphia caters for mobility needs very well.
You will not want to miss great sights such as the Eastern State Penitentiary, Liberty Hall, or The Big Philly Bus Tour. The city is the birthplace of America – both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were prepared and signed here.
The sidewalks are generally great for mobility scooters, and you will soon find yourself zooming along flat, wide pathways in front of Philadelphia City Hall, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia’s Arch and Vine Street.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates different forms of public transport connection the different areas of Philadelphia including Kensington, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, Northwest Philadelphia, and Port Richmond.
Although you can use the transit system (with some limitations) do not consider using taxis as they are just not accessible. The Philadelphia Big Bus and PHLASH Downtown Loop are the best accessibility options. However, we always recommend purchasing a vehicle lift or carrier for your power scooter or motorized wheelchair so that you can have complete freedom to go anywhere. From the central areas of Kensington, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, South Philadelphia or Port Richmond to further afield in the Great Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and Delaware Valley in locations such as Camden, Wilmington, Atlantic City, Reading, Trenton and Vineland.
As always not matter what you may be doing, we recommend exploring using your own electric scooter/power(ed) and checking ahead at all the attractions and places you want to visit.
Why should I purchase a mobility scooter online from Scooters 'N Chairs® to use in Philadelphia?
Buying an electric scooter or electric wheelchair online has its benefits over purchasing in a store or showroom. In this section we want to help you make an informed decision about buying as supposed to renting an electric travel scooter to explore the city of Philadelphia and what Scooters 'N Chairs® offer you as a precious customer.
We have a vast range of power wheelchair delivered to you in Philadelphia
Choose from our wide range of different types of Scooter chairs and motorized wheelchairs
Here are just some of the different mobility scooters we offer:
Your electric scooter. YOUR choice. Find the right one for you without pressure
We deliver your power scooter/ power(ed) chair directly to where you are. You do not have to waste time going to a showroom where you might find nothing at all that you like. It could be a lot of fuss and trouble to get to a showroom only to be hassled and pressured with all the sales tricks in to buying something you do not really want. Another plus of purchasing online is that you can think about the different products that we have on sale from the comfort of your own home. Make notes, compare specifications, and collect all the information you need – and when you are ready you can call us for some expert advice. We have given advice and help to people living in Strawberry Mansion, Lawncrest, South Philadelphia and Germantown.
Fantastic mobility scooter customer service and advice
Once you have an idea of which scooter/wheelchair is best suited to you for local use or travel please also consider our superb selection of carriers and vehicle lifts – these can allow you to get more out of your new unit in terms of travel and further distance mobility.
Our customer care phone and e-mail are always open. We give you heart-felt, genuine advice. Unlike other companies we are not all about sales but getting the sale right for…YOU!
Our expert team will make sure that you get the most-suited mobility scooter to you. Any questions (no matter how small or trivial) are welcomed. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Scooters ‘N Chairs today!
The best value mobility scooters on the internet – we will not be beaten on price
Our products are priced as low as any other company you will find on the internet. We may be price matched but never beaten. We keep our prices low as we know how difficult it can be to get a mobility scooter through Medicare. We do not invoice Medicare/private insurance directly and we would suggest that you make every effort to source funds for your scooter chair by different means. Obtaining one through Medicare is generally an unrealistic expectation to hold.
Price you see is the price you actually pay!
No, we are not joking. Yes, you did read that right! You be happy to know that the price you see if the price you pay. No added sales tax, no hidden costs and no post-sale compulsory costs.
Yes, really! The price you see on our product is the price you pay. No hidden costs or extras and no sales tax added on at the end.* Free shipping (covered in more detail in the next section) and ZERO taxes!
*note this does not apply in the state of Georgia.
Your mobility is shipped FREE!
100% FREE shipping on all products over $99 making all of our vast mobility scooter and electric wheelchair range free to ship.
So, to reiterate the above point: all the prices you see on the website is the price you would pay. No shipping costs. This makes planning for the purchase easier as we are transparent with how much your new mobility scooter will cost.
Because of Covid-19 we would like to inform you that there may be lead-times. It might take two to three weeks depending on the product, but we are starting to see shipping waits decreasing and our suppliers are not able to ship out much faster and we expect to return to our 2-5 business days for delivery sooner rather than later.
Philadelphia’s Accessible Attractions
You will soon learn that this city is incredibly wheelchair and mobile scooter friendly. From amazing restaurants (you got to try a Philly cheesesteak!), superb attractions, rich history, sports areas and glorious flat, wide sidewalks to enjoy your brand new power scooter or power wheelchair on.
Independence Hall (National Historic Park)
This is a big deal, and you should not miss this one. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Independence Hall is one of the most crucial places in American history. Wheelchair ramps provide access at strategic locations ( https://wheelchairtravel.org/philadelphia/attractions/ ). Admission is free and you most certainly experience a history lesson on one of the most successful constitutional federal republics in the world.
Benjamin Franklin Museum
This attraction is dedicated to preserving and educating people on Franklin’s life and achievements. The museum is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator which takes you down to the galleries. The restrooms are ADA Compliant ( Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design ).
Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
The tour takes 2 hours, and you will find that it is very accessible to mobility units. You will learn about the history of the United States and witness the actual spot the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Delivery of your mobility scooter/electric wheelchair from Scooters 'N Chairs®
As mentioned, all shipping above $99 is free. All our motorized wheelchair and powered wheelchairs are over the $99 mark, essentially making shipping free.
From the moment a product is shipped it can take between 2 to 5 business days to be delivered (dependent upon where it is shipping from and where it's shipping to).
You do not need to worry about being home for the delivery of your power wheelchair/mobility scooter. The carriers we operate with will ensure they call you (our respected buyer) PRIOR TO making a distribution so that we can organize a suitable time window with yourself. If this proves difficult, we can always rearrange delivery for another day.
3 types of Delivery available
Drop Off Delivery- 1 Crate 1 Unit
Our delivery carriers will drop off your unit in one crate as close as we can get to your property (please keep in mind some of the delivery trucks are big and may not fit down a small street). You would open your crate and roll off your brand new mobility scooter/motorized wheelchair. You will be responsible for disposing of any packaging.
Drop Off – Several Boxes (simple self-assembly required)
In some circumstances, depending on the model/brand of you scooter/wheelchair, your product will be delivered in different boxes. These might deliver these curb side or directly to your doorstep depending on the brand, manufacture, carrier and other factors. We are always happy to discuss the intricacies of your order with you.
You may be required to do some self-assembly which is never complex or difficult. You’ll just need a screwdriver and to follow some very simple instructions.
White Glove Delivery ($250)
More suited to those who do not wish to do any self-assembly, live in an apartment block and would rather that a local technician brought the unit in to the home and made it ready for use. Please discuss this option with us as we can advise whether or not this is absolutely necessary. We pride ourselves on honest advice over making sales!
Areas we deliver mobile scooters and electric wheelchairs to in and around Philadelphia
- North Philadelphia
- Northeast Philadelphia
- South Philadelphia
- Northwest Philadelphia
- Port Richmond
- Strawberry Mansion
- South Philadelphia
- South Philadelphia West
- West Philadelphia
- Cherry Hill
Areas we deliver to in Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area/Delaware Valley
- Atlantic City
- Upper Darby
- Cherry Hill
- West Chester
- Washington Township
- Cape May Court House
- Lower Township
- The Wildwoods
- Ventnor City
- Margate City
- Sea Isle City
- Lower Merion
- Gloucester Township
- King of Prussia
- Bensalem Township
After-sales Mobility Scooter Service
Choosing the correct brand is important with regards to after-sales service. You should carefully consider the specifications of your electric scooter chair and think about what sort of after-sales service will be available. Scooters 'N Chairs® we will be more than happy to answer any queries, but you should consider what the different adult scooter/power wheelchair brands offer after-sales. Local technicians who come to your home to service your product can be arranged if you select your model from the range offered by these brands:
Please consider that some brands do not offer any after-sales servicing. In this instance what is likely to happen is that a particular part will be shipped out to you in the mail, and you would need to fix yourself or source your own local technician to service your mobility scooter.
Well-respected brands and suppliers may offer free in-home service, or they will charge for this per annum with a maximum of three years’ service contract available. More often, brands will give you one year free and then charge for the second and third years of service. One brand offers 2 years free and charge for the third year, and some brands charge for 1, 2, and 3 years if you need in-home servicing as an upgrade. Please be aware no brand will offer over 3-year servicing after purchase. If something goes wrong out of warranty, we can support you in finding a technician through our network of manufacturers. Please note that we cannot offer support/repairs on any products that we do not sell on our website.
Getting a electric wheelchair/scooter through Medicare can prove extremely difficult so we would advise sourcing funds for your product before relying on this unfeasible option.
Vehicle Lifts and Carriers for mobility scooters and wheelchairs
We have a great range of vehicle lifts and carriers on our website. These products could give you more freedom as you can put your mobile scooter/electric wheelchair on to motor vehicle.
This can open more areas/attractions as you can drive in your mobility/wheelchair and roll off. Especially useful for when you want to get around different areas rather than rely on the public transport system.