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What To Look For When Shopping For Mobility Scooters

Navigating the world with limited mobility can be challenging, but the right mobility scooter can make the world of difference. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, dealing with a disability, or looking for an easier way to get around, finding the right mobility scooter is essential. There are a wide range of options available including from pavement mobility scooters to all terrain mobility scooters. This can can make shopping for mobility scooters overwhelming.

Here is a guide to understanding which scooter is the right fit for you.

Comfort

Firstly, comfort is key when it comes to buying a mobility scooter, as you want your journeys to be as pleasant as they can. Features like a well-padded seat and adjustable armrests will help with this. Consider the width and depth of the seat, to ensure you have enough space and support to feel comfortable and safe. Make sure to check the scooter’s weight capacity, so that it can accommodate your needs correctly.

Maneuverability

Maneuverability is another crucial factor to consider, so keep in mind turning radius, especially if you plan to use your mobility scooter in smaller, indoor crowded spaces. Three-wheel scooters are a great option if you’re looking for a more agile vehicle; while four-wheel scooters provide more stability, making them more suited to outdoor use.

Battery Life and Range

Battery life and range is also important when choosing the perfect mobility scooter – you don’t want to be caught short on an outing! Therefore, look for models with long-lasting battery life that are suited to the distances you intend to travel, without needing to be frequently charged. Factors such as terrain, weight and speed will all have an effect on the scooter’s range.

Portability and Storage

Depending on your scooter’s use and your lifestyle, portability is important to consider. Some models are designed to be easily folded and assembled, making them more convenient for travel purposes and storage. Make sure to also check your new scooter’s weight and size when it is disassembled to ensure it fits in your vehicle and is also manageable for you or your caregiver.

Safety Features

When choosing a new scooter, consider safety features like anti-tip wheels, good lighting (if this is something you may need), and a reliable braking system.

Test Drive and Seek Expert Advice

Before making your final decision, see if you can take the scooter for a test drive. This will allow you to get a feel for the vehicle’s comfort, maneuverability and use. Additionally, don’t hesitate to seek further advice from experts or health professionals who can help you make the best decision based on your specific needs.

Overall, shopping for mobility scooters might seem daunting, but with the right knowledge, it can be a smooth process. Remember, the right scooter can be your ticket to a more fulfilling, active life, so take your time to find the right one for you!

If you are looking to purchase a mobility scooter, or are finding yourself overwhelmed with decisions, visit our showroom today to take a look, with the help of our expert team members. Alternatively, contact us to find out more or download our free brochure full of information.

Visit Our Showroom

All it takes is one trip to our showroom to experience and discover the 100+ reconditioned scooters in stock today. If you would prefer a free home demonstration, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, our team members are always happy to help and advise.

Mr Barrett

From start to finish, the service has been fantastic. From ensuring the reconditioned scooter I purchased was in top condition, to the great delivery experience through to dealing with helpful lady on the phone. I was most grateful for the non pushy sales approach - you gave me time to think. Extra information and assistance was immediately on hand. I cannot fault East Coast Mobility!

Audrey Wandsworth

Thank you so much for coming to my aid at Beccles Medical Centre. I wish we had more local businesses, and not just the internet for service.

Robert Smith

Just received my Cabin Car back after work done. The service I got was exceptional.

Not only was the work done to a brilliant standard they collected and delivered it too.

Well done East Coast Mobility! I thoroughly recommend them to anyone with mobility scooter problems.

Thank you to all the staff for a first class experience.

Caroline Long

Absolutely brilliant service, while she was very poorly my Mum's stair lift stopped working and got stuck in a doorway in a really awkward place so I called round a few places but most couldn't help very quickly.

East Coast Mobility not only told me how to move it so it wasn't in the way anymore but they also came out the following day and got it fixed with new batteries! Such a relief and all done sooo quickly.

Vinnie Harris

Great people who are very helpful. Reasonably priced and great variety of products. Highly recommend these people. Great to support a family business.

Jane Walker

I recently needed to purchase a recliner chair for my mother, I contacted East Coast Mobility having dealt with them before, our needs were sorted over the phone, efficiently, with compassion and delivered within 48 hours.

Despite my mother not keen on a recliner chair she absolutely loves it!

Lynda

It all worked out well in the end.
Easy Access Ramp is pucker!

Love Lynda

Karen Neil

I can't thank Grant and everyone enough at East Coast Mobility for their fantastic help in installing my stairlifts and at an affordable price beating several others I had round.

Giving me back some desperately needed independence for which I thank them with all my heart, they honestly went above and beyond.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anyone that needs help or advice, they really do care.

Paul Green

I feel I must write and say a huge thank you for the service my wife and I received last week when we came to look at new scooters.

We were both very pleased with how comfortable and reliable they are and were pleasantly surprised at the professional approach we received from Grant.

Malcolm Lyell

Excellent service. We needed an engineer late in afternoon to fix my father's stairlift as he could not have got to toilet or bed that night. They left the workshop and attended within 30 mins - fault fixed!

Very helpful and knowledgeable.

Chris Bartlett

A very pleasant place to go for your mobility equipment. Staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful.

I've used them for several years now and they have always accommodated all my disability needs.

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