A Four-Wheeled Electric Mobility Scooter Will Get You Out and About with Ease

Keeping social and mobile is an important part of everyone's life, regardless of health or age. Providing independence, freedom, comfort and convenience, an electric mobility scooter is an efficient and easy way to maintain an active lifestyle. A step up from mobility walking equipment, such as walkers and canes, a mobility scooter is not only functional, it can be fun as well.

What to look for when buying an electric mobility scooter

Electric mobility scooters are available in four main categories: a three-wheel standard scooter, a four-wheel standard scooter, travel scooters and folding scooters. The three-wheel scooter is designed primarily for inside use. They're agile, easily handle tight turns and are great for navigating small spaces. A four-wheel scooter is highly stable and very comfortable. These scooters are primarily for use outdoors and built to ride over rough surfaces. Travel scooters are available in both three and four-wheel models, and are designed to be lightweight and easily disassembled to make them easily portable. Folding scooters are similar to travel scooters. These tend to have three wheels and are small, lightweight and easily folded up for storage or travel.

Seating on an electric mobility scooter is generally comfortable for around an hour or two. If you plan to spend more time on your scooter, make sure the seat can be removed or has upgrade options for greater comfort. Other features to consider include high-back seats, power elevation, swivelling seats for easy entry and exit through doorways and custom seat widths. Also make sure the arms of the mobility scooter suit your needs. Do you need stationary arms, swivel arms, arms that lift up or adjustable arms?

A wide range of accessories can also be purchased to tailor your electric mobility scooter to your needs. You should also check whether the model you are considering comes with a battery or if you need to purchase a battery separately.

Whatever your mobility needs, eBay is sure to have the electric mobility scooter to get you out and about with ease.