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Electric mobility scooters are a popular and versatile option for people with a variety of different mobility limitations. Also referred to as medical scooters and handicap scooters, these devices are designed to help seniors and people who have difficulty walking increase their independence.
Scootaround sells a range of mobility scooter models, from foldable and portable scooters, to larger heavy-duty scooters. Need help finding the best option for you or a loved one? Call our Sales Specialists toll-free at 1-844-664-7467 or email us at [email protected]. We will be happy to answer any questions you have!
Finding the right power scooter for your needs can be a challenging process. What type of scooter will suit your lifestyle best? A compact scooter or a rugged standard or heavy-duty scooter? Will you primarily be using the scooter outdoors, indoors, or both?
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Power scooters come in a variety of different models, with each style having its own unique set of capabilities and benefits.
Three-wheel scooters have a smaller turning radius than standard four-wheel models, providing more maneuverability in tight spaces. This makes them the preferred option for users who will be using the scooter indoors on a regular basis. Three-wheel mobility scooters can typically support weight capacities from 300 to 400 lbs and come in a wide range of styles.
Four-wheel scooters provide more stability than three-wheel models and often support higher weight capacities as well. Due to their wider turning radius, four-wheel scooters are better suited for outdoor use, although they also perform well in large indoor spaces like malls and grocery stores.
Portable mobility scooters either fold up or disassemble for easy transportation in the trunk of a car. These scooters are perfect for users who travel frequently or have on-the-go lifestyles. While they are the most lightweight type of scooter, they also have the lowest overall weight capacity.
Standard scooters are larger than portable scooters. They offer more spacious seating and storage than their lightweight counterparts and also have larger batteries, allowing the user to travel farther on a single charge. Standard mobility scooters are slightly more difficult to transport due to their additional size and weight.
For people who weigh more than 400 pounds, heavy duty mobility scooters are the best option.Heavy-duty scooters can support weight capacities up to 500 pounds or more, making them an ideal choice for users who are looking for a durable and robust mobility solution. Like standard scooters, their large batteries allow them to travel farther on a full charge.
Every scooter has its own set of unique benefits and features. Below are some key features to consider before purchasing your power scooter.
Maneuverability: a smaller turning radius will allow you to maneuver better in narrow spaces.
Size: the overall size of the scooter will affect key features such as comfort, portability, and battery life.
Weight Capacity: scooters can support 250 to 500 lbs or more depending on the model.
Comfort: a scooter should be supportive and large enough to accommodate the user.
Speed: most scooters have a top speed between 4 and 11 mph.
Driving Range: medical scooters can travel anywhere from 8 to 24 miles per charge.
Portability: a lightweight or foldable scooter will be easier to transport than one that doesn’t disassemble.
Yes, depending on your circumstances it is possible for Medicare to provide partial coverage for a scooter purchase.
No, in general, it is not mandatory to purchase insurance for a scooter. However, depending on how you plan to pay for the scooter (especially if purchasing by credit or through a health insurance provider) it may be recommended or even necessary to buy insurance as well.
You can purchase a medical scooter online at scootaround.com/shop or over the phone toll-free at 1-844-664-7467.
Scootaround has used scooters for sale at select locations across the US, including Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Nashville, and Las Vegas.
Yes, almost all airlines will transport your scooter on the plane, typically in the cargo hold. There are transport restrictions on certain battery types, so it’s best to consult your carrier’s specific policies and guidelines in advance.
Remove the key from the unit. Plug your charger into an approved AC wall outlet, then plug the other end of the cord into the charger port on your equipment.