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One of the most dreaded aspects of aging is the lack of mobility that results from arthritis, weak limbs, or knee surgery. Mobility scooters are designed to help individuals with these maladies to maintain an active lifestyle, and more importantly, their independence. Scooters are best for those who can sit up for long periods of time and have the dexterity or ability to operate and control the scooter.
Three-wheel scooters are typically the lightest, most compact, and easier to maneuver in tight spaces. On the other hand, 4-wheel scooters are usually larger and intended for outdoor use, on both smooth and rough terrain.
Here are some of the features to consider when choosing a mobility scooter:
Travel scooters tend to be smaller and lighter when compared alongside larger heavy-duty and all-terrain scooters. Smaller scooters are easier to assemble and control through small spaces, but lack the bulk and off-road capabilities of larger models.
Will you be using the scooter outdoors, indoors, or both? A 4-wheel scooter will provide more stability over uneven and rough terrain, while a 3-wheel scooter is easier to maneuver inside a house, apartment, and other limited spaces. Most 3-wheel scooters will also work outdoors, but on smooth, even terrain.
Consider the height of the person who will be using the scooter. Taller users require more leg room, and thus will most likely need a longer-length scooter than a person of average height. When choosing a model, the user should be able to easily reach the controls, and their feet and legs should be comfortable.
Three wheeled scooters have a smaller turning radius, which make them great for moving through crowds and around tight store aisles. If you plan on using your scooter primarily outside or on rough terrain, consider getting a four wheeled scooter with a larger turning radius.
A medium or large scooter with a cruising range of up to 30 miles is ideal for sightseeing and going on long outings. Smaller units will typically last 10 miles before needing a recharge. Some scooters include a backup battery to increase the travel range.
For additional comfort, most scooters feature adjustable seats and armrests. To help prevent pressure sores – a common concern for people with limited mobility - some models feature a gel cushion.
Generally, the larger and more wheels a scooter has, the greater the maximum speed. Most of our scooters have a maximum speed of 3.75-4.25 mph to allow the user to keep up with their loved ones.
Generally, the bigger the scooter, the more difficult it is to assemble and disassemble. Take note of how many parts the scooter breaks down into and how much the heaviest part weighs. Heavier and larger models may require a scooter lift or ramp for transport.
Consider your own weight, plus the weight of potential items, such as an oxygen tank or groceries, carried on the scooter. Keep in mind that regular scooter users may gain weight due to infrequent physical activity.
Most mobility scooters come with a basket to store personal items. Additional accessories include a cup holder, headlight, anti-tippers, oxygen tank holder, armrest bag, and cane holder.
The best mobility scooter should provide support, comfort, and independence. We carry a large selection of scooters to accommodate all users. If you still need help choosing a scooter, please call us at 1-800-998-7750 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.