Picking out a new mobility scooter can be a pretty daunting task. There’s just so much to choose from! Not every mobility scooter is going to suit your individual needs, so it’s important to know what to look for when picking out your new mobility scooter. So we’ve broken it all down for you to make buying your new mobility scooter just that bit easier!
#1 Your Needs
Every individual is different. Our typical day and personal struggles are all going to vary. Which means your individual needs are going to be vastly different from the next person. So it’s important to take this into account when picking out your new scooter. Whether you need it for longer distances, you’re fond of travelling, or your typical day takes you over less flat terrain. Even what you like to do for fun! There are many different things to consider when on the hunt for a new ride! The following things are what you need to look out for.
One big thing to consider is the size of scooter that you might need. If you're fond of travelling, or need to be able to pack it away in your car often, then you may need a smaller portable scooter like the Heartway Brio 4 or Verve rather than something larger like the Vita Sports. But if you need something heavy duty, sturdy and semi-all-terrain, there are a range of larger scooters to choose from, like the Vita X.
#3 Motor Size
Motor size is a pretty big thing to consider. We offer a range of different scooters with different motor sizes to suit everybody's needs. You may need a larger, more powerful motor if you're going longer distances or traversing more difficult terrain!
Good suspension is something that you need to look for, especially if you’re traversing different kinds of terrain! Some of our products feature top notch suspension. This helps ensure you can ride in complete comfort, no matter where your day brings you (within reason, of course)!
Knowing what kind of distance you can travel on a single charge is incredibly important. Especially if you like to get out a lot! If that’s the case, and you need something that can take you far, making sure the scooter you pick out can travel a large distance is pretty important! When comparing products, ensuring that distance and battery size are larger is a great idea. Which brings us to our next point!
#6 Battery Size
When buying a new mobility scooter, distance alone isn’t the only thing you need to look at when comparing products. Ensuring that the battery size suits your needs as well is incredibly important! Get the maximum out of your product by picking one with a larger battery.
#7 Weight Capacity
We are all different, and so are our scooters! Ensuring that you pick out a scooter suitable for your size and weight ensures that you are comfortable and that your scooter runs smoothly.
#8 Public Transport
If you are catching the bus or train a lot, it’s important that you make sure your scooter can be taken with you. Trains will allow most scooters, but if you have a larger scooter it’s best to check ahead first. Unfortunately not all buses can accommodate all scooters, so if you’re taking the bus you may find you want a small portable scooter like the Heartway Verve instead.
We hope that we’ve made things a little easier for you and helped you make the right choice when buying your new mobility scooter. If you have any further questions, why not enquire and chat with our friendly team?