April 20, 2014 Leave a comment
Buying mobility scooter can be challenging especially if you don’t know what exactly you should consider during the selection. There are different types of scooters in the market and each of them comes with different specifications which are necessary to consider if you are to find the best deal. You will need to consider factors such as the kind of surface on which you will be using the scooter and the distance you will be cruising among others. Considering these factors, a few tips will be helpful as you compare different mobility scooters available in the market. These include the following:
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- Speed: – When buying a mobility scooter, there are two factors that you should consider as far as speed is concerned. First, you should compare the maximum speed offered by different scooters and secondly, whether the scooters have an automatic speed limiter. Just as it is with vehicles, mobility scooters come with different speed powers and this is based on whether the unit of choice is a rear-wheel drive or a front-wheel drive. Always look at different scooters and see what they have to offer as far as speed options are concerned. Scooters normally come with 5 to 8 mph speed capabilities.
- Design: – Depending with the way you intend to use the scooter, it is important to look at the design that best suits you. It is therefore important to compare different designs depending with whether the unit will be used for outdoor or indoor purposes. This will mean looking at 3 wheel and 4 wheel scooters and consider the stability of each based on the aforementioned factors. 3 wheel mobility scooters have a better maneuverability since they do not require larger turning radius and therefore might be ideal if you don’t have much space. 4-wheel mobility scooters however have greater weight capacity and therefore considered ideal for many especially those who are big-bodied.
- Portability: – Mobility scooters come in different sizes (Large, medium and small) which is determined by factors such as legroom and padded seating. You might need to compare the different units and see which one offers greater portability options depending with your needs. The size of a mobility scooter is also likely to affect issues such as speed and the distance the unit is likely to cover and therefore you should consider this factor carefully.
- Operating range: – Another important factor to use in mobility scooter comparison is that of operating range. All scooters are not created equal and therefore you will find that some are capable of covering longer distances compared to others. Always compare the operating range depending with the purpose as to why you are buying the unit.
- Price: – of course cost is an important aspect to consider during your purchase. You should be able to compare different prices from different dealers and see which one best offers the best features and quality that compares well with the pricing. Comparing the prices could help you find the best options from different dealers.
It is important to consider different factors when buying a mobility scooter and this should include the seating posture, your activities and day to day needs. This way you will be able to find one that best suits your lifestyle.
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