Mobility Scooter Buyer’s Guide
Mobility Scooters are an excellent means to keep your independence, giving you the ability to visit the shops, friends and family whenever you wish. Mobility Scooters provide reliable, transportable, affordable mobility technology which is very simple to use, easy to maintain and economical to run.
But finding the right mobility scooter to suit your special needs can be a very time consuming task. There’s a wide range of scooters types available. Therefore it is vital to understand which Mobility Scooter will best suit your needs and maximize your mobility.
There are a number of factors you need to take into consideration before making a purchase, including how much you are willing to spend, how often you will be using the scooter and if you will be driving it on the pavement or road.
The basic questions to ask before buying a Mobility Scooter are:
- How will you use the scooter? Indoor travel or outdoor travel or both?
- Will you be navigating curbs and steep hills?
- Will you be driving on roads or pavements?
- What weight capacity will you need based on your weight?
- Do you need higher speeds and increased battery range?
- Does it need to be transportable? And if so, in a standard vehicle or with a lift?
Mobility scooters are extremely handy mobility equipment and by determining the purpose and usage of the scooter, you can easily identify which make and model will best suit your needs and maximize your mobility.
Medicaleshop can provide you with the best mobility solution for your needs. 3 wheel mobility scooters provide indoor and outdoor versatility. 4 wheel mobility scooter models provide increased stability in outdoor situations. Heavy duty mobility scooters are perfect for increased weight capacity and for rough terrain.
3 Wheel Scooters
A Three Wheel Mobility Scooter is the best option if you require a scooter which is small and easy to maneuver. A Three Wheel Scooter requires less space to turn and also provides a little more leg room than other models. 3 Wheel Scooters are among the best mobility scooters serving people with special needs and can be easily transported in the trunk of a car.
3 wheel scooters are best suited if you need:
- Compact transportability
- Minimal transport pieces
- Best indoor maneuverability
- Battery range greater up to 9 miles
- Speeds of 5 mph or less
- Low maintenance scooter
- An excellent value
4 Wheel Scooters
Four Wheel Mobility Scooters are the best option if you have trouble balancing on three wheels. A 4 wheel scooter may be the best option for you as they provide more stability. In addition, a 4 wheel scooter often has a larger and more powerful motor, making it perfect for covering longer distances or going over steep hills. A Four Wheel Scooter is perfect if you mainly intend to use the scooter outdoors.
4 wheel scooters are best suited if you need:
- Indoor and outdoor versatility
- Best performance on outdoor terrain
- Speeds over 5 mph
- Battery range of 10 to 20 miles (varies by model)
- Ability to travel longer distances
- Use in large indoor environments
Heavy Duty Scooters
Heavy-duty mobility scooters are available in both styles – 3 wheel and 4 wheel and are defined as having a weight capacity of up to 500 lbs. Heavy Duty Scooters offer excellent indoor and outdoor mobility for Bariatric Patients. They are equipped with heavy duty motors and bigger batteries so have the ability to travel longer distances and at higher speeds.
Heavy-duty scooters are best suited if you need:
- Weight capacity more than 500 lbs.
- Larger seat size
- Higher Speeds
- Deluxe features like suspension, deluxe seating, and full lighting
- A size that fits someone very large in stature
In order to make the buying process easier, we recommend visiting one of our showrooms, which will give you a very precise idea of the types of mobility scooters on the market and how much they cost. Alternatively, you can browse our selection of Mobility Scooters and devote some time to researching the various models. It is always recommended to ask the sales representative about maintenance, battery life, stability, safety features, speed and warranties.