Keeping social and mobile is an important part of everyone’s life, regardless of your health or age. Providing independence, freedom, comfort, and convenience, an electric mobility scooter is one of the most efficient and easy ways to maintain an active lifestyle. One 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 fall into 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. It’s less able to handle tight spaces, less agile, but is primarily for use outside and is built to ride over rough surfaces. The travel scooter is available in both three and four wheel models, but they’re designed to be small, light, and easily disassembled to make the travel scooter very portable. The folding scooter is similar to the travel scooter being smaller and lightweight, although they tend to have three wheels and are 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 more comfort. Other features to consider include high back seats, power elevation, swivelling seats for easy entry and exit, and custom seat widths. Make sure the arms of the mobility scooter meets your needs. Do you need stationary arms, swivel arms, arms that lift up, or adjustable arms? A wide range of accessories can be purchased to kit out your electric mobility scooter. Check whether the model you are considering comes with a battery, or if you need to purchase that separately. Whatever your mobility needs, eBay is sure to have the electric mobility scooter to get you zipping on with life.