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The 5 Best Waterproof Mobility Scooter Covers Reviewed for 2023

A mobility scooter is a big investment. It’s one that makes your life better, however. Many people that have had a scooter for a while begin to develop strong feelings for it. It becomes a big part of their life.

And like any big part of their life, they make sure to do everything they can to keep their investment safe. In the case of a mobility scooter, it’s making sure that their helpful friend has access to the best mobility scooter covers around.

The 5 Best Waterproof Mobility Scooter Covers

Verdict: The Valchoose is a high-quality cover that is worth having. Combine that with a budget-friendly price and this cover is hard to beat.

  • Has a nice heavy feel
  • Is made with great materials
  • Can cover most scooters completely
  • Comes with 2 buckles

Product Features

  • Water resistant fabric that also prevents the buildup of moisture
  • Four wheel and three wheel scooters can be used
  • Materials have a nice weight to them

The Valchoose Storage Cover is a well-made cover for your scooter. It’s made with strong 300D Oxford Fabric. The result is a scooter cover that is lightweight while still having enough heft to not easily fall off.

Double-taped seams make sure that water has a hard time penetrating the cover while an advanced Moisture-Guard vent helps to regulate moisture and prevent build-up.

Tokept Mobility Scooter Cover

Verdict: The Tokept is a premium-grade product that is the perfect choice for anyone looking to protect their scooter from harmful elements.

  • Lightweight and easy to lift
  • Tight fit around most scooters
  • Made with high-quality material

Product Features

  • Lightweight polyester that is easy to strap on or fold up for storage
  • Water resistant and provides protection from dust and rust, not just liquid or moisture
  • Great for larger sized mobility scooters

The Tokept Scooter Cover is lightweight. It’s easy to cover your scooter at a moment’s notice. It includes a powerful adjustable buckle strap that can secure the cover over most scooters.

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The tarp itself is made with premium high-grade materials. It’s waterproof and provides resistance against UV rays and dust. The material is durable and won’t rip against strong winds.

How To Waterproof Your Electric Scooter [14 Tips]

Even though most modern scooters are water-resistant to some degree, you should know how to waterproof your scooter further so that you’re doing everything you can to protect it from water damage.

These are all the ways you can make your electric scooter more waterproof:

  • find out your electric scooter’s IP rating, if the battery’s IP rating is a separate value, find that out as well
  • dry your scooter if it’s wet, use a cloth or a wet-dry vacuum cleaner (never use a hairdryer!)
  • make sure your scooter is dry when you fold it
  • get a waterproof cover for your scooter
  • dress for rainy or bad weather (not an advanced scooter hack, but still very useful)
  • tape the gaps and holes in the deck
  • carry duct-tape with you, cover the charging port if riding through rain
  • put o-rings around non-sealed screws and holes with wires or cables
  • seal non-functional holes with silicone or superglue
  • use transparent sticky plastic covers, or adhesive tape, to protect the screen, the controls, and other electronics
  • extend the mudguards
  • use a silicone-based conformal coating to waterproof the connectors and solders (you can do the same to electronics too, but that’s a more advanced method)
  • grease the motor wheel axles
  • waterproof the connectors
  • What to know before waterproofing your electric scooter
  • How to waterproof your electric scooter
  • Dry your scooter if it’s wet, use a cloth or a wet-dry vacuum cleaner
  • Don’t fold the scooter when wet
  • Don’t ride in rain, snow, hailstorm, ice, mud or puddles of water
  • Get a waterproof cover
  • Dress for rainy or bad weather
  • Tape the gaps in the deck
  • Carry some duct tape with you and tape over the charging port
  • Put o-rings around non-sealed screws and holes with wires or cables
  • Waterproof with silicone or Loctite
  • Protect the power button, the screen, and the throttle
  • Extend the mudguard
  • Waterproof the connectors
  • Grease the motor wheel axles
  • Waterproof electronics

What to know before waterproofing your electric scooter

The most important thing to know about your electric scooter is its IP rating. This information often comes in the manual. If not, check it out in the complete guide on waterproof electric scooters, and if you can’t find it there either contact me or Google it.

If there is no information available about the IP rating of your scooter, there is a good chance it’s not very water-resistant.

The IP rating has two digits, for example, “IP54”. We’re interested in the second digit, or “4” in this example.

Simply put, the higher the second digit, the more water-resistant the scooter is.

4 is a pretty good water resistance level, providing protection against water splashes, and it is the most frequent grade that IP rated scooters have. Anything above 6 is almost truly waterproof, but those scooters are rare and expensive.

This isn’t always the case, but the money spent on the scooter can sometimes be an indicator of the general level of its quality. This will often include how well the scooter is waterproofed.

Manufacturers that produce cheaper versions of popular scooters are not so detail-oriented, and their products are often less protected against water. Simply knowing this can save you a few surprises if you’ve bought the scooter for very cheap. Don’t get me wrong – I myself often go for the cheapest version of something that looks like it’s of decent quality, but sometimes I do end up with a piece of junk.

Be aware that electric scooters, like everything else, get worn out over time and it may become easier for them to suffer damage. Even if you never ride your scooter through rain, it can still get rusty from the humidity in the air.

How to waterproof your electric scooter

There are a few things to keep in mind that will help you protect your scooter without doing any changes to it. Many of these are either common sense or general good form when it comes to ownership.

In general, I recommend starting with the simpler ones first, and saving the more advanced methods for waterproofing that require you to open your scooter and go through its internals and electronics as last-resort methods.

Dry your scooter if it’s wet, use a cloth or a wet-dry vacuum cleaner

Never leave your scooter wet if you can help it. Simply wipe off any water drops off it, especially if you’re storing it.

Don’t use a hairdryer – it may push some water drops inside the electronics!

Use a plain cloth, or use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner if there is a lot of water, as that way you will make sure no water goes inside of it.

Don’t fold the scooter when wet

Many scooters, when folded, set the handlebar at a negative angle, which makes the stem of the handlebar be higher than the handlebar itself.

If the scooter is wet, this causes drops of water to slide down the stem and end up on the LED screen or the throttle.

As electronics, they are some of the most vulnerable parts of the scooter. Preventing water to reach them in the first place is much more efficient than fixing them later.

Don’t ride in rain, snow, hailstorm, ice, mud or puddles of water

Sorry, I know this is obvious, but I had to mention it. Otherwise, this list wouldn’t be complete.

As much as you waterproof your scooter, it will still be an electronic device, one that the manufacturers specifically advise against using in wet environments.

Extend the lifespan of your scooter by simply abiding by that advice.

If you expect bad weather, leaving your scooter at home is a good move.

This may be even more true if riding in the winter. Authorities often spray salt on the streets to melt the snow, and salty water is more dangerous for electronics than clean water as it can corrode materials faster.

If you have no choice and must ride in wet weather or even on wet roads, reduce your speed to about 2/3 of what you would normally drive with.

Get a waterproof cover

You can get a fully waterproof cover for your scooter that will not set you back that much. In fact, it will only cost you a few dollars.

This is more for protecting your scooter while parked or stored. You will not be able to ride in this thing without difficulties. Check out the guide on scooter accessories for some inexpensive waterproof cover options.

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Dress for rainy or bad weather

Another probably obvious tip, but it may serve to remind someone.

This will do nothing for your scooter, but it will make your rides in the rain a lot safer.

Take it from someone who’s done this mistake quite a few times. If you’re not warm and comfortable while riding in the rain, whether it is because you’re cold, you’re wet, or you can’t see, the chances of an accident will increase.

Get thick, warm clothes suitable for scooter rides. They should be waterproof if possible as well. Get a full-face scooter helmet that will prevent the wind and rain from getting into your face.

Tape the gaps in the deck

Applying duct tape is one of the best, fastest, and cheapest way to waterproof your scooter.

You will not mess with its internals, so you don’t risk losing your warranty.

If for whatever reason you decide to remove the duct tape, you can do so very easily and without any consequences to the scooter.

In many cases, about 80% of the waterproofing of the scooter can be done exclusively by duct tape. Such a simple solution, and you can achieve so much.

It may not be a good design, nor safe even for that matter, but with many scooters, you can actually see some electrical wires through the edges of the deck. Some of the most famous culprits include models of the Speedway 4 and the Dualtron Thunder.

The solution is to apply adhesive tape liberally to the cracks. Pick tape that matches the color of your scooter, or paint over it later. Or don’t, if you like different colors on your scooter, that’s fine too. As long as you like the look, nothing else matters really.

This will protect the wires from water.

You may have to redo this every few months. It is literally a duct-tape solution, far from a permanent one. But you get it done by yourself, in no time, and for free. So going through it once every few months is more than worth it.

Be aware: don’t apply duct tape everywhere you see a hole! Some holes are for exhaust, and should not be covered.

Why should you waterproof your scooter?

There are two main reasons, and they both are especially good reasons if you live in a wet climate.

The first one is to protect the electronics and the inner workings of the scooter from water damage and short circuits. These are the parts that are most at risk from accidental contact with water.

The second one is corrosion. If water gets stuck somewhere where it shouldn’t be inside your scooter, it will start corroding and causing rust.

To avoid all of that, we usually need to further waterproof our scooters.

There is one thing worth remembering when thinking about waterproofing your scooter. Think about the scooters you rent through sharing apps like Lime and Bird. Obviously, they must end up in the rain quite a lot, and yet we see these companies spreading like wildfire. I haven’t found an official number about how much of their scooters break down because of water, but since they don’t seem to be too concerned, I would say not that many.

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Mobility Scooter Cover Vive

Hello Monroe Thank you so much for your awesome feedback. We are so glad to hear that our Mobility Scooter is doing you so well. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance at 1-800-487-3808. Thanks for being a Vive Health CustomerAngie- Vive Health

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Can I use this scooter cover when transporting my scooter on a trailer?

Yes, the Vive Mobility Scooter Cover may be used when transporting the scooter, however, we would recommend extra ties be used to secure the cover, scooter and trailer.

Does the bottom of the scooter cover close up?

Yes, the bottom of the cover features a drawstring for securing the cover along the bottom of the mobility scooter.

Is the Vive Mobility Scooter Cover waterproof?

Yes! Our protective cover is made with waterproof material. It is suitable for light to moderate rain. The cover is not designed to replace safe indoor or garage storage and is not suitable for extended periods of rain or snow.

Will this cover fit my small 3-wheel scooter?

Our mobility scooter cover is generously sized to fit most 3 and 4-wheel scooters, including XL scooters.

Can I use this cover for my foldable scooter?

Yes, the cover may be used on foldable scooter styles.

Does the mobility scooter cover provide UV protection?

Yes, our scooter cover protects your scooter from UV damage.

Will this mobility scooter cover fit my full-sized scooter?

Our scooter cover is generously sized to fit XL scooters.

  • For covering and protecting a mobility scooter from water, wind, dirt and debris
  • Warning: Our Vive Mobility Scooter Cover is not a substitute for a garage or general indoor storage for a mobility scooter. Most mobility scooters are not weatherproof and should never be left outdoors in severe weather or for an extended period. This cover is meant to be used for extra protection or for unforeseen situations where it is not possible to get your scooter underneath a proper covering for a short period

Care Instructions:

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  • Spot clean the weatherproof cover as needed with a damp cloth
  • Allow the cover to dry completely between uses

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Product Number: MOB1028

Shipping Weight: 1 pound

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Splash Scooter Leg Cape PR34001

This Mobility Scooter leg cape is ideal to use when out and about on colder days, especially if you want a little more protection from the elements. V.

The Massage Back Support by Putnams provides and enjoyable and soothing massage while sitting in your car. Featuring a countoured design, this helps to support your spine, the raised nodules vibrate all your aches and pains away.This portable back massager is ideal for those who suffer with muscular pain, relief from neck and shoulder pain, aches and knots and helps ease tight muscles. It can be used on multiple parts of the body, such as thighs, calves and neck. Help melt away tension, relieve discomfort whilst driving, especially useful to use after sports or any physical exercise. Give as a gift to a friend or loved one, or treat yourself. The simple on/off switch at the side makes it easy to use and available in a choice of colours, black or grey velour (only black pictured).Use in the car or on your Mobility Scooter.

£36.66 with VAT relief £43.99 incl. VAT

Splash Scooter Cape PR34003

This Splash Scooter Cape is available to purchase in two sizes to ensure your scooter and yourself is protected from the elements.The Splash Scooter Cape is a highly practical garment that covers you and your scooter. The soft clear panel at the front allows oncoming vehicles and pedestrians to still see your lights, whilst you still have full visibility of your control panel instruments.Featuring velcro slots at the side which allow the wing mirrors to sit outside the garment, ensuring you have maximum visibility. A full length heavy duty side zip opens to the bottom of the cape so that you can place it over the scooter and still have the ability to step in. The reflective strips on the side and rear, ensure that you can be seen at night from all angles.View our full range of Mobility Scooter Clothing.

£52.08 with VAT relief £62.50 incl. VAT

Splash Scooter Storage Cover PR34004

The Splash Scooter Storage Cover is a great accessory to have for your scooter. Designed to help protect it from all weathers and dust it might occur whilst storing.This Splash Scooter Storage Cover is a lightweight elasticated cover that slips over your scooter when additional temporary cover is required. Or use to help protect from dust when storing indoors. The Smart navy fabric is fully waterproof and the seams are sealed to ensure that water will not get through when using outdoors.The cover is machine washable as well as wipe clean. Also folds up small enough after use to fit a storage bag or pouchFits most three and four wheeled scooters.Small: H-105 x W-48 x L-120cm.Standard: H-100 x W-70 x L-140cm View our full range of Mobility Scooter Clothing Range.

£40.83 with VAT relief £49.00 incl. VAT

Tips for using your SmartScoot™ and ways to ensure its longevity

Understanding how to safely operate your SmartScoot is essential. As there is no license necessary to operate a mobility scooter, here are a few things to keep in mind when using your scooter to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

Do: Take your time.

When operating your SmartScoot mobility scooter, please keep in mind that there is no rush. Our scooters are power-driven, meaning you can easily control the speed at which you’re going. Especially when first starting out, it’s important to take your time and move at a speed that you’re most comfortable with while also being mindful of what speed is appropriate for different settings. It also helps to think like a driver in most situations when using your mobility scooter, as the tips one learns when operating a vehicle can be applied when using a mobility scooter. Don’t abruptly stop and make sure to be aware of your surroundings before passing, especially when riding in public places. Inclines are another thing to be mindful of when using your SmartScoot. We encourage users to use their judgment when determining if going up an incline is possible, as some may pose safety concerns if climbed. SmartScoot will handle all handicap ramps and inclines of 6˚ or less. We recommended leaning forward when riding up inclines as it can help with maintaining balance.

When taking your mobility scooter out for a ride in nature, it’s important to understand its capabilities. It is not recommended to operate your SmartScoot in grass, mud, or snow, as riding in these conditions can significantly shorten the lifespan of your scooter. The majority of scooters are not waterproof and if wet, can cause irreversible damage. While a few drops of rain are unlikely to cause any significant damage to your SmartScoot, prolonged use while it’s raining can cause damage to the scooter’s electrical system and ruin its functionality. Suppose you anticipate the chance of your scooter possibly getting caught in the rain. In that case, it’s important to read over your owner’s manual and factor waterproof capabilities into your decision-making when purchasing a scooter. If necessary, you can purchase additional accessories such as a rain cover that will allow you to operate during unavoidable storms.

Maintenance is essential.

After purchasing your mobility scooter, conducting regular maintenance is vital to ensure its longevity. Luckily SmartScoot makes things simple by only requiring users to charge the battery and keep the machine clean with a damp, soft cloth. It is recommended that you recharge your battery once the battery indicator reaches 2 bars and no sooner to preserve its longevity. Do keep in mind that unnecessary recharging may reduce the lifespan of the battery. With usage, the steering locking system and front-wheel assembly may loosen, so it’s important to check regularly and tighten if needed.

We hope that these pointers will help you extend the use of your SmartScoot. Look through our blog to learn more tips and tricks, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions !

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