Before buying your disability scooter, there are a few important aspects to consider. This article will explain the differences in disability scooters and help you make the right choice when it comes to purchasing:
Know the reason you want a disability scooter and how you would use it. Think about where you want to go on your disability scooter, do you just want to go to the shops and stay local, or do you want to go on an adventure and visit some nice park?
What types of scooters are there?
If you are looking for a disability scooter which comes apart to fit into the boot this is the category for you. Portable scooters will typically have a top speed of 4 MPH carry at least 18 stone and go between 8 and 15 miles on a charge.
They are ideal for taking with you for day trips out in the car or for zipping around your local shops.
If you don’t need the cooter to be portable you can get bigger pavement scooters which have the advantages of carrying more weight, bigger batteries and even advance features such as oil-dampened suspension for a smoother ride.
Bigger batteries mean the scooter can go further on a charge typically between 15 and 30 miles at 4 MPH.
If you want to take your mobility scooter onto the road or need to carry more than 25 stone, you’ll need an 8 MPH road scooter.
These come fully equipped for long-distance travel, including indicators, full lighting packages, mirrors and usually the comfort is exceptional with larger seats, bigger tyres and all-around suspension.
You can expect to get a range of up to 35 miles.