As a Product Expert at SpinLife, I receive calls from our customers who are so excited after trying out their new mobility scooters. They tell me how great it is to be able to go shopping or out to the park on their own. And they wonder why it took them so long to decide on getting their mobility scooter!
What about you? Have you decided that a travel mobility scooter might be right for you? If so, here are some things to think about.
In order to get the best service and life from your mobility travel scooter it is important to select a product that suits your body style and physical limitations.
The weight capacity of the mobility scooter should be above your body weight. If you are too heavy for your scooter you will get poor performance from the batteries and the motor is likely to wear out too soon. If you have long legs there are models that will be more comfortable for you than others.
A mobility scooter with a Delta tiller would be better for you if you have weakness or loss of use in one hand. The Delta can be operated with one hand. If you have difficulty bending over, choose a product that can be charged from a port on the tiller.
Where do you plan on using the mobility scooter?
If you need a scooter inside your home you may consider a three wheel travel model. They turn more sharply and make it easier to go through doors and around furniture.
Four wheel models are more stable than three wheels. If you have any concerns about “turning over” a four wheel version would be best for you. Consider a four wheeler if you are going to be driving in your yard or other rough terrain (such as gravel or broken side walks) If you have balance or coordination issues, the four wheel is your best bet.