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When you’re searching for the right mobility scooter for you or your loved one, there are a vast variety that you can choose from. There are two options a three-wheel and four-wheel mobility scooters.
If you choose a three-wheeled scooter, you’ll be provided with a scooter that has boundless maneuverability because of the precise turning radius.
Four-wheeled mobility scooters, are built for more stability, which means that they can be run and operated on many types of terrain.
Another type of scooter is a folding model that can fold up automatically or manually. For example. The Gypsy is one of our favorites because it collapses and folds to the size of a carry-on-bag, making it the perfect companion for travel and for anywhere you go. It can be stored practically anywhere and easily fits in the back of most vehicles.
Some of the folding mobility scooter models are TSA and FAA friendly which means you can travel on an airplane and even check the scooter without hassle. These scooters have a more compact size that makes them easy to store and transport. If you feel a folding mobility scooter is for you, keep in mind that many of them utilize lithium batteries which are regulated by the FAA.
If traveling is not an option for you, consider providing yourself or your loved one with a mid-sized mobility scooter, which is larger than a folding scooter and is designed to travel for longer distances between charges. Mid-sized scooters tend to be outfitted with comfortable seating and can come in speeds of 4-6 MPH.
These scooters are designed specifically to allow for greater distance of travel and can even be used on-road and off-road. These specific mobility scooters are very powerful and can be operated at a speed of 8MPH.
If you need something bigger, that can support up to 500 or even 600 pounds, there are heavy-duty mobility scooter models that will supply your very need. There are off-road models that have suspension built for all terrain and equipped with many additional features to manage your lifestyle. The type of mobility scooter you select depends mainly on what your needs are or you loved one’s needs.
First Medical Advocate understands how important it is in making a decision on purchasing a mobility scooter that fits your needs and budget. We are here to help even if you decide to buy elsewhere. Our teams of experts are confident that getting you into the right medical equipment is our goal. Getting you back to independence is our goal. We will do our best to ensure you feel comfortable pre- and post-purchase.
Thank you for your attention and for your consideration.