Choosing the correct mobility scooter for you
When choosing the correct mobility scooter for you, It is important that you pick the scooter that is right for you.
You should consider seat size, leg room, range and general comfort of the scooter and remember what works best for one person might not for another, so deciding what you want out of the scooter is crucial in the decision making.
We’ve highlighted some areas you should consider below:
- What will you need the scooter for?
For quick trips to the shops and supermarkets, the range isn’t that important. If planning to take the scooter on days out where it will need to be transported by car, a lighter and more compact scooter would be more suitable.
- What types of journeys will you be going on?
If you’re a fan of the outdoors and want to use the scooter outdoors then wheel type and size may be important to you to ensure the scooter can handle different terrains, inclines and obstacles.
- How much weight will you be putting on your scooter?
If you’re popping down to the shops in your mobility scooter then it is important to check the load capacity to ensure the scooter can manage the extra weight onboard for your trip home.
- What is your price range?
If you are unsure of your scooter being right for you, have you looked to see if there are any payment plans available to avoid a big cost at once. Most companies will offer monthly payment plans or try at home schemes.
- Where will you store the scooter?
Have you got a space to store your mobility scooter that is dry and secure overnight and if you have limited space then you may want to consider a more compact folding mobility scooter that folds down small.
- Are the batteries removable?
If the scooter is used often then you will need to change the batteries often and possibly even daily. You may consider a scooter that has removable batteries so you can charge them overnight to be ready for the next day.
- What is the after sales care like?
When purchasing a mobility scooter, it is important that you feel comfortable and trust in the company you are buying from. It is always a good idea to look into the company's return, insurance and warranty policies before buying.
There are many factors that go into purchasing a mobility scooter and it is not a decision to make quickly. It is important you take the time to research the different options and discuss them with friends or family members to hear different opinions that you may have not considered.
At Betty & Bertie it is our aim to provide you with the best customer service and we love to help you by answering any questions you may have. You can call us on 0800 999 6606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily help you as best we can.
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