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Mobility Scooter Buying Tips

What should you pay attention when buying an electric mobility scooter

Your new mobility scooter is going to change your life, so buying it isn’t a step that is to be taken lightly. Here are some tips to help you with your purchase. I’m sure you have a lot of questions, which kind of scooter will be best for my body and my needs, is it expensive to maintain a mobility scooter and probably many more. I will try to address all of these questions. Olympus Mobility Scooters carries a wide range of mobility scooters, because different people have different needs when it comes to scooters. There are a few things that need to be thought about before you choose your new mobility scooter, such as, your body size, height and weight, which will determine the size and type of scooter you should buy. Here is a list of questions that will help you understand which type of mobility scooter is best for you:

Where do I want to use the scooter and how far do I need to travel?

Do you plan on using the scooter outdoors or indoors or perhaps both? Indoor use scooters need to be more compact and easier to maneuver. Also, folding scooters are better for indoor use, especially if you will be using them somewhere like a work place. Outdoor scooters can be larger and they must be sturdier. Here 4 wheels might be more convenient than three. The daily distance you wish to travel is important because you need to make sure you have enough power (battery life).

What is my usual terrain like?

If you will be using your mobility scooter outdoors you should match the scooter to the environment. Are there sidewalks along your route? Do you have to go up and down hills? Are there many curbs on your route? If so, it is best to buy a stronger scooter with more power. Check out the terrain around your home and along your usual route before you decide on a type of mobility scooter.

Do I intend to travel in a car, bus, train, plane, with my scooter?

If the answer is yes to any, or all, of the above the best type of scooter for you is a fast-folding one. A fast-folding mobility scooter will fold down to fit in small spaces, like cars or even trains. Some are dissembled and reassembled quickly and easily. Will you have someone with you to help with this?

Is my home suited to a scooter?

It’s extremely important to buy a scooter that is right for your home because that is where it is most likely to be stored. Can you fit a scooter through your front gate? Will you be able to fit your scooter in your front door? Are there any steps to your property? Do you have a garage or shed outside where you can keep the mobility scooter? If the answer to any of these is no, you will need to ask yourself if you can make any changes to your home in order to accommodate a scooter? Also, you will need to keep the scooter in a sheltered area near a power point where you can recharge it when it’s not in use. Another option is to keep the scooter in your car and just bring the battery in to be charged. As you can see there are many things to consider before buying a mobility scooter. Olympus Mobility Scooters’ consultants are available to answer all your questions and help you make a decision regarding a new mobility scooter that is best suited for your needs.


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