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Questions To Ask Before Buying A Medical Scooter

by other on September 2, 2011

For elderly people looking to lead a more independent life purchasing a mobility scooter could be the best decision you ever make.

The decision of which mobility scooter to buy can be daunting. However, mobility products are an investment that you can enjoy for many years, so taking the time to do your research can save you frustration down the road.

Use this guide to help identify what you need from your mobility scooter.

1. Indoor or outdoor travel?

If you plane on using the scooter primarily inside you will want to get a compact model that is agile and has a tight turning radius.The Pride Revo Scooter is an excellent option if this is your primary focus.

For travel outdoors, you will want to have a more solid model that can handle rough ground and uneven pavements gracefully. Stability and speed will be important considerations, a four wheel model could be your best bet.

2. Will you be navigating curbs or steep hills?

Similarly, a four wheel model may be the best idea here as they are usually more stable.  You want to ensure you purchase something with a little extra power as well.

3. Will you be driving on roads?

A couple things to be aware of here. First know your local laws.  To use roads mobility scooters usually have to travel at least 8 mph.  As well they should be equipped with both headlights and taillights.

4. Consider any restrictions you may have at home.

You should take into account the width of your front gate or door or if there are steps that will need to be negotiated when selecting your scooter.  Also if storage space is limited a fold and go model could be the best option.

5. Ensure the mobility scooter will be comfortable?

Consider the leg room and support you require. A swiveling seat will make getting on and off easier.If searching for a compact model that still offers sufficient legroom the Revo Scooter is a great option.

6. Does it need to be transportable?

Transportable mobility scooters are designed for convenient travel. Some makes for sale models can fold down to fit into the rear of a car, or be assembled and disassembled without requiring tools. The Pride Go Go Scooter weighs less than 100 pounds excluding the battery and disassembles into five lightweight pieces.

Consider these factors when shopping for an electric mobility scooter and you will be well on your way to finding the model that is best for you.

 

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