With so much new technology changing the way we get around every day, there is no better time than now to invest in a state-of-the-art mobility scooter. Medical Supply Depot supplies a wide range of mobility scooters, so you are bound to find the perfect one for you or a loved one. With so many parts and accessories, you may not know where to begin your search. Here are some things to think about as you shop:

The scooter

First, you must understand how most mobility scooters work. The majority are controlled by tillers, which are similar to bicycle handlebars. Make sure you or your loved one have the grip and control to power this kind of chair. The maximum speed is generally around 5 mph; however, there are some heavy duty chairs or recreational scooters that can go up to 10-15 mph.

These, along with travel scooters, which can be transported with ease, are made for heavy outdoor use. If you are looking for a scooter to get you moving independently around the home, a 3 or 4 wheel scooter might be the best option.

The 3 and 4 wheelers

While both are great for everyday use, one of the main differences will be in the turn radius. If you have tight corners and small hallways to navigate in your home, the 3 wheel scooter will include a smaller turning radius. However, if this is not as much a problem for you, you may consider a 4 wheel scooter.

 

The 4 wheeler has other perks: more sitting and leg room, greater ability to traverse across rough terrains while running errands or visiting family and friends, and higher durability. But it is important to remember that if you will be transporting your scooter many different places, a 4 wheel scooter will be heavier to carry and move around.

Specificity breeds comfort

There are a few final things to think about before purchasing the perfect mobility scooter for you. Some carry more weight than others--consider your own weight plus anything else you may carry on your lap. If you will use it for the majority of the day, you might need one with a long battery life and a comfortable seat. Finally, if it will be difficult to get in and out of the scooter, look for options with rotating seats and adjustable arms.

 

For all mobility scooters that will get you up and moving around your home, visit Medical Supply Depot at https://www.medicalsupplydepot.com or contact them at tel:(800)965-7496.

 

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