A mobility scooter is a motorized device which is powered using an electrical system and a rechargeable battery. They are also called disability scooters or power scooters. The seat of the scooter sits over two rear wheels. There’s a flat area on the scooter for your feet and you use the handlebars for steering.
If you can’t walk or have difficulty walking, a mobility scooter is a great way to get around your home, neighborhood, airport, supermarket, zoo, or anywhere you want to go.
There is a wide variety of scooters available. Some scooters are compact and lightweight. They won’t be great for errands, but you won’t be comfortable on long trips. Some are narrow, others are heavy and wide, making them more stable.
Some scooters are good for rough terrain because of their knobby wheels, but they won’t work well for a trip to the supermarket. The different features and options determine the best use for the scooter, which is why some people end up with more than one power scooter.
Types of Mobility Scooters
3-Wheel Indoor/Outdoor Scooter – These can be used inside or outside of the home. These scooters have two wheels in the back and one in the front. They have lots of leg room and have a tight turn radius.
3-Wheel Travel Scooter – These compact scooters can negotiate tight spaces and narrow places. These lightweight scooters are designed to be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled. These scooters are perfect for errands, shopping, vacations, and outings. When used outdoors, this is best for even and paved surfaces.
3-Wheel Heavy-Duty Scooter – These heavy-duty scooters are built for people with large frames, with a rider weight capacity of up to 300 pounds and up. Powerful vehicles offer many features, plus they have the tight turning radius in all 3-wheeled scooters.
4-Wheel Indoor/Outdoor Scooters –A 4-wheel scooters has added stability. They provide a smooth ride on uneven surfaces. These 4-wheel scooters are better suited for use outside of the house because of the turning radius and size. Make sure you consider where to use this electric scooter. If speed, comfort, and battery range are high on your list, you should consider an indoor/outdoor 4-wheel scooter.
4-Wheel Travel Scooter – This lightweight and compact mobility scooter offers the stability of the 4-wheeled scooter. This is perfect for getting around town and short jaunts in the neighborhood. They are designed for easy tear-down, portability, and assembly. These scooters can fit right in a trunk.
4-Wheel Heavy Duty Scooter – This is the largest model. These heavy-duty scooters are stable, rugged, and comfortable. They are durable, dependable, fast, and feature-rich. The rider weight capacity which ranges from 350 to 500 pounds. For the king of durability, luxury, and heavy-duty suspension, you should see the Wrangler PMV which is a 4-Wheel All-Terrain Scooter.
When you look for a new mobility scooter, remember to check out scooter accessories. You may need additional scooter batteries, mobility ramps, scooter canopies and covers, and scooter pouches.