Here are a few points to consider: -
What do you need the mobility scooter do for you?
This could be to allow you the freedom and be independent to go to the local shops, taking your dog for a walk, visiting friends and family, going to the hospital or your local doctor’s surgery.
What is your disability and how it affects you?
For a lot of people, they struggle to walk any distance, to be able to do the things they used to be able to do.
Your Height and Weight
Every mobility scooter has a weight limit, so it is important this is not exceeded otherwise you will not get the full benefits of a mobility scooter. Height is also an important factor, so your new mobility scooter doesn’t aggravate your condition.
Do you need the mobility scooter to be portable to transport in the boot of a car?
When you need to transport a mobility scooter is the car boot big enough and who is going to be lifting the mobility scooter. May be worth considering a car boot hoist.
What range do you need the mobility scooter to achieve?
Once you have considered where you want to travel on your mobility scooter will determine what size mobility scooter to choose. For instance, if you need to travel occasionally to Warwick hospital and you live in Leamington Spa, and you want to go to the shops on your way home, you would be advised to choose a Class 3 scooter which would be able to do this easily.
Do you need suspension?
If you suffer with arthritis, having a mobility scooter with suspension will make your ride much more comfortable for you.
Where will you be storing and charging your new mobility scooter?
To get the best from your new mobility scooter it is recommended to charge your new mobility scooter overnight indoors for a minimum of 8 hours, so your mobility scooter is ready for you.
What sort of tyres do you want – solid or air?
Solid tyres give you the reassurance of not getting punctures, the downside is it does make the ride a little bumpier, whereas with the air tyres, it does make a better ride, but you can run the risk of punctures.