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How to Find The Mobility Scooter That Will Best Suit Your Needs

By on Last modified: March 28, 2018

A mobility scooter is not just a medical device, it is a lifestyle choice in a way since so many scooters come with so many different features. For example, there are those that feature a tiller and controls for those who have arthritic fingers. That is why you need to make sure you are getting the one that is just right for you and you are not wasting any money on getting something with features that you won’t necessarily need to use.

If you are looking for a scooter that you plan to use mostly for shopping purposes, then you are looking for class 2 scooter. They are perfect for getting to your wanted destination if you want to avoid roads. Class 2 scooters have a smaller design than others. They are lighter and cheaper than those built for roads and can have three, four or, in some cases even five wheels. These models are capable of reaching a considerable amount of speed, but they should be driven at 6 kph. Some models even allow you to reach the allowed speed limit.


You can also find scooters designed for pavement use that have the option of being folded or taken apart for transportation. You might have heard them being referred to as ‘boot’ scooters. If you are able to drive or have access to a car and you just want something to help you with short distances, perhaps around the park or the town’s centre, a boot scooter may be the right choice for you. Mobility scooters for sale of this type can be found as one of the more dominant on the market as their foldability makes them very practical.

If, however, you are looking for a mobility scooter that can allow you to get in the traffic mix itself, you need a class 3 scooter. They are a bit larger and heavier than their class 2 counterparts, but you can drive them on any roads, except motorways or dual carriageways that have a speed limit of 80 kph or above. You can also find mobility scooters for sale of this type very easily, as more and more people want the ability to be able to switch between the pavement and the road. The maximum speed for this type of scooter is 12 kph on the road and 6 kph on the pavement. Other advantages you can expect from these scooters is longer battery lifespan which makes them better suited for longer journeys lasting up to 40 km.