Find out, what is worth knowing, before you decide to buy one.
Let’s face it – choosing the right mobility scooter is not easy. It’s a decision that will last for years. What’s more, the quality of your life really depends on it. Whether you’re buying a mobility scooter for the first time or not pay attention to few of these basic advices. These will make it easier for you to choose a mobility scooter perfectly suited to your current needs.
How to suit a mobility scooter to your needs?
Suit a mobility scooter specifically to user’s disability.
Firstly, what you should pay attention to when choosing a mobility scooter is the degree of its user disability. Make sure that your mobility issues will not cause any difficulties when operating the scooter properly. Veleco – our manufacturer – offers solutions that will make using mobility scooters easier; for example a button for acceleration instead of the classic right-hand scooter throttle on the DRACO model. But after all, it is the type of mobility issues and disability degree that determines the ability to use a mobility scooter.
Consider how will you use your scooter most often.
Are you only going to use your mobility scooter for a while during the day to go to the nearest shops? Or for longer periods of time, such as taking a stroll with friends? Or maybe, do you want a mobility scooter that will be used to travel various distances? All of these things matter, first and foremost, for your comfort. So make sure you choose well in this regard.
Choose the right size mobility scooter.
If you have an opportunity to go into the supermarket by mobility scooter, a small model with a classic basket will work better while driving between shelves. On the other hand, if you are going to use your mobility scooter a lot on roads and pavements, it will be better to choose the larger one, which will simply be more comfortable on longer journeys.
Check the maximum user weight.
This is one of the most important things that can be most easily forgotten. Please bear in mind that some of the mobility scooters models have the specific parameters. Before you decide to buy any mobility scooter, make sure that your weight doesn’t exceed the maximum allowed on that particular model. These parameters are not given with no reason. If you do not adjust to them, the mobility scooter might not work properly. And what’s more, you may simply be uncomfortable on a scooter that is too small. And isn’t that the complete opposite of what you expect from a mobility scooter?
3 or 4-wheeler?
In our online shop, you will find three-wheel and four-wheel mobility scooters. All of our models are stable, and you can ride them with no worries. If you would like to have a 3-wheeler, but you’re not sure if it is safe – don’t be! Our vehicles are stable regardless of the number of wheels.
Do you need any accessories for your mobility scooter?
While buying a mobility scooter, think about what accessories you may need. Perhaps a walking stick holder, mobility scooter rain cover or waterproof phone holder for mobility scooter could be something useful? Here you can find a lot of useful accessories for your new mobility scooter.
Check if the distributor offers you expert support.
You should only look for reliable dealers of mobility scooters with good online reviews. Technical support and after-sales services are also equally important. This matters especially for those who live alone and want to feel that they are not left on their own with their new purchase. And we are not surprised by this at all!
Make sure you have somewhere to store your mobility scooter.
As you remember from our article about taking care of mobility scooters in Winter, every mobility scooter should be stored in a safe and dry place, that you can easily access. Remember to store your mobility scooter where you can easily park and ride out of. What’s more, you should store your vehicle in a place where you can charge it easily. No socket in your garage? Don’t worry! Just buy a mobility scooter with removable battery. How do you find one? Nothing easier! We offer mobility scooters models with removable Lithium-ion battery – the three-wheeler DRACO and the four-wheeler FASTER. After all, it’s all about making you independent again, isn’t it?
Not sure which mobility scooter will be best for you? Need an expert advice and help choosing your first mobility scooter? Contact us! We will be happy to help you choose the perfect electric mobility scooter to suit your needs!