Advice on buying mobility scooters

A mobility scooter is a convenient and simple way to improve the independence of those who would otherwise find it difficult to keep mobile.

Mobility scooters are fast becoming an essential aid for day to day mobility for the elderly. There are in the region of 250,000 scooters on the pavements and roads at the present moment in time.

They come is various styles, sizes and budgets to suit all potential users. However, buying a mobility scooter should not be rushed into. There are several things to consider.
Below is a list of such factors:
• Three or four wheel
• 4mph or 8mph
• Transportable or not
• Maximum weight capacity
• Maximum range that can be travelled per battery charge
• Ease of operation

There are a number of benefits associated with owning a mobility scooter, two examples are:

• Greater independence and returning to normal activities such as shopping.
• Greater ability to move around the house.

Buying you first mobility scooter is a means to improving you quality of life, and can be considered to be an excellent investment.

As technology improves scooters are becoming cheaper to manufacturer and making them more affordable, enabling more people to benefit from the advantages they bring.

Before buying it is important to give careful consideration to the purpose of the scooter in term of what is it to be used for? Consider the terrain upon which it is to be used, and distance that is to be covered. Also consider your budget, and stick within price range you can comfortably afford. Do not be tempted by sales people to spend more than you want. Also consider buying second hand to reduce the amount you need to spend.