What Should You Consider About Mobility Scooters

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Mobility scooters are for individuals who are mobile enough to operate a vehicle but find it hard to walk distances, due to a disability or health problem. These vehicles are perfect proofs of the self-confidence and physical independence of their riders, because operating them requires considerable hand strength, balance, good vision and hearing, and the ability to concentrate and react appropriately. Riders of mobility scooters also need to remember a wide range of safety procedures and exercise patience, especially in crowded metropolitan areas. In this regard, they can easily act as role models for careless and quick-tempered motorists!

Almost all mobility scooters utilize keyed access. This ensures that your scooter is not used without your permission. They also frequently feature headlights, taillights, and turn indicators, which greatly improve the safety of the device and allow it to be used at night. The seat of a mobility scooter can be adjusted in many ways. They typically can be raised up and down, and frequently swivel to the left and right. The swivel feature makes it much easier to enter and exit the device. The arm rests are also frequently adjustable. The width of some can even be adjusted and many can be flipped up.

Today almost all mobility scooters are powered by rechargeable electric batteries. Since the battery is responsible for powering the unit, it is very important to properly maintain and use the battery. They that are powered by battery and can be used both indoors and out. There are so many types of scooters today on the market: Folding/Easily Transported Scooters, Three-Wheeled Scooters, Four-Wheeled Scooters, Heavy Duty Electrified Personal Mobility Scooters. Gasoline powered mobility scooters proved to be inefficient and very unsafe. They could not be used indoors and posed many safety and health more risks.

The safety features of the mobility scooter should also be considered. If you intend to use it frequently outdoors, then it is a good idea to purchase a scooter that has an adequate set of lights. This includes blinkers, headlights, and running lights. There are two different types of scooter tires available as well. Solid foam filled tires are great because they never need to be filled with air and are puncture proof. They do not provide as good of a ride as air filled tires, which also can be adjusted to accommodate different terrains.

It is far better to purchase a mobility scooter new from a reputable dealer. This way you are guaranteed that the device is in perfect working order and will provide years of reliable service. You are taking a very large risk when you purchase a mobility scooter used and when you factor in the cost of repairs, it often ends up costing just as much if not more than a mobility scooter that was purchased new.

Many mobility companies do not get accredited nor do they have a certified seating and positioning specialist (ATP).  Many scooter users have back aches, pressure sores, and fatigue because they have not been properly seated/measured for the use of a mobility scooter. Ask about back height, seating angle, weight, and cushion brand.

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This article was published on 2011/09/21