You might not believe it, but the summer season is almost here! It is just around the corner, so we need to make sure that you are summer-ready. Summer is the perfect season for using your mobility scooter and when we find them the most helpful and fun. This is the time of year when everyone is thinking about going on walks and enjoying the outdoors. With that said, mobility scooters sell out quickly this time of year! Luckily, Eco Medical Equipment has stocked up to make sure you can enjoy the beautiful weather. Keep reading to find out which scooter is right for you!
The most important thing to keep in mind is what the scooter is going to be used for. Small boot scooters are limited to flat pavements, paved pathways, or shopping centers, and have limited ranges. While they can sometimes be driven over other surfaces, the small wheels can struggle with softer ground and bumpy surfaces can dislodge the batteries. The smaller size of these scooters does allow them to maneuver around many shops. If the path you’ll be traveling on is not smooth and you plan to use it quite often, a larger scooter will suit your needs better. For those looking to drive longer distances, a class 3 scooter will be needed. A class 3 scooter features top speeds ranging from 6 to 8 mph, full suspension, and can be driven on roads. They allow you to get where you need to go faster and can also be driven up to 30 miles.
Scooters are a great way to improve the life of someone with limited mobility, and choosing a scooter that will keep you safe is equally important. Scooters can and are designed to be driven on the roads. Scooters that are designed for the road will have lights on them to ensure that they are visible to others, and at least one wing mirror is required. Sturdy bumpers and a solidly-build scooter can also help to make sure you are safe.
3-Wheel or 4-Wheel Scooter
Typically, 3-wheel mobility scooters have a lighter steering mechanism, making 3-wheeled scooters much easier to use. It is important to evaluate where you will use the scooter. In a confined space, a 3-wheel scooter is best because it will be easier to turn. 3-wheel mobility scooters are better for indoor use, while 4-wheel scooters are better suited for outdoor use. Because 3-wheel scooters only have one wheel in the front, they have more legroom. Taller individuals or those suffering from a leg or knee injury may benefit from this model.
There are a lot of features on a scooter that can make it more comfortable for a specific user. Taller drivers will want more space for their legs, and a seat that can be adjusted backward. On the other hand, if you are on the shorter side, make sure your legs will reach the floor. You may need to ask for an adjustable foot box to aid with this. Heavier users will need a scooter with a larger weight capacity. It will be best to look for a scooter that comes with a large seat. If you have arthritis or similar problems with your hands, then look out for scooters with ergonomic handlebars that are comfortable to grip.
Try Before You Buy
If you can, we recommend that you try out a mobility scooter before you buy one. Come to Eco Medical Equipment’s showroom and sit on the various models and give them a test drive if possible.
Now that you know a few things to look for while determining what type of scooter is best for you, view our catalog’s wide selection of scooters now! Do not miss out, our scooters go quickly, but we have increased our inventory for you! If you still are not sure, feel free to contact us or stop in our showroom to test them out for yourself.
The team at Eco Medical Equipment is here to help! If you have questions about our products or services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.