Choosing your perfect mobility scooter isn’t always easy, especially as there is a wide range of types and brands available. If you have had a mobility scooter previously, the chances are you have a good idea of what you do and don’t want. However, if you’re choosing a scooter for the first time, the entire process can seem daunting. At Derbyshire Mobility we’ve compiled a list of some important questions to make choosing a mobility scooter a little bit easier.
How to Choose a Mobility Scooter
- What Are You Going to Be Using the Mobility Scooter For?
There are a lot of different types of mobility scooters to choose from, each with different functions. This means that certain mobility scooters are more suited to some people than others. For example, if you are planning to use the mobility scooter for short journeys to and from the local shop you are likely to just require a pavement scooter, whereas someone who plans to take it further afield will require a Luxy (Class 3 Scooter) Therefore, before deciding on a mobility scooter, it’s a good idea to think about how you will be using it and where.
- Will You Need to Lift it In and Out of the Car?
Our Boot Scooters and Folding Scooters are the lightest in our range, and these are preferable if you are going to be lifting it in and out of the car. After all, making the process as easy as possible for you is what choosing the right scooter is all about. If you can’t lift the scooter, you can always look at the option of installing a hoist, speak to us about referring you to a trade partner for hoist quoting and installation.
- Where Will You Be Storing the Mobility Scooter?
Mobility scooters come in all different shapes and sizes, meaning some are easier to store than others. If you are short on space or have limited places to store the scooter when you are not using it, you may want to think about choosing one that’s small and compact. Similarly, if you have a lot of space to spare, you can consider scooters that are a little larger. If you don’t have a garage or a shed that’s accessible for your scooter, you can consider buying a storage cover with your scooter to protect it from the elements.
- What is Your Budget?
As there is a range of mobility scooters available, there’s a varied price range. Before beginning your search for the perfect scooter, consider how much money you want to spend. Some mobility scooters can be costly and therefore it’s a good idea to have a budget in mind, to ensure you don’t spend too much or too little.
If you’re in the market for a mobility scooter or you want to speak to a member of the Derbyshire Mobility team about the scooters we stock, get in touch. Contact us today on 01773 513 235 or online.