Choosing the Best Mobility Scooter
Mobility scooters can provide freedom of movement to individuals who may be struggling with daily activities. Scooters are a great way to regain independence, but with so many mobility scooters on the market today, it is difficult to know which type of product is right for you or our loved one. At Mobility Express, we are committed to providing expert advice to make your decision process easier. There will be several points to consider when you are shopping for the best, most practical mobility scooter.
Your Mobility Scooter Options:
It is important to know how you will be using your mobility scooter. Determining your needs prior to shopping will allow you to choose the scooter that works best for you.
- Portable Travel Scooters
Travel mobility scooters are a great option for frequent travelers who are on the go all the time. These scooters are compact and lightweight, and often fold-able. Portable mobility scooters are easy to maneuver and they handle well in tight spaces. Travel scooters are not intended for everyday use, and are typically the least expensive option.
- Indoor 3 Wheel Scooters and 4 Wheel Scooters
Three wheel indoor mobility scooters are perfect for home or office use. These have a tight turning radius and also a fairly narrow base. An excellent choice for maneuverability where space is limited. 3-wheel scooters are designed for indoor use only and not recommended for outdoor terrain.
Four wheel indoor scooters are a good choice for comfort. They offer adequate leg room and seat size, ride at a decent speed and offer a good battery life. Because a 4-wheel mobility scooter is larger, it will not maneuver as easily as the 3-wheel scooter, but does, however, offer more durability and stability.
- Outdoor 4 Wheel Scooters
Outdoor scooters offer higher capacity motors with heavy duty tires, making them a great choice for frequent use on unpaved, or uneven surfaces. Headlights and 'taillights' are also typically a feature. An outdoor scooter is recommended for those who anticipate a lot of outdoor usage.
- Heavy Duty Scooters
A heavy duty mobility scooter is built for larger framed individuals, often with a weight capacity of up to 550 pounds. There is a larger motor, wider base, and larger tires. It can handle any type of terrain.
Consider the scooter performance you will need.
- Weight Capacity: How much weight the scooter can safely handle per the manufacturer (weight of the rider plus the usual cargo)
- Max Speed: The fastest speed the scooter can ride (typically ranges from 4 mph to 5.5 mph)
- Operating Range: The distance the scooter can travel on a single charge (can vary from 8 to 15 miles)
- Battery Charging Time: The amount of time required to recharge a battery after it completely drains (may range from as little as 2 hours to overnight)
Mobility Express is your best choice when you’re looking for new mobility scooters in Florida - in the Tampa Bay Area. All of our products are certified brand new and come with a full manufacturer's warranty. We carry an extensive inventory of the top brands of mobility scooters at affordable prices. Contact us today to let one of our trained experts help in selecting the mobility scooter that is right for you, or come into any of our stores for a test ride.