Of all of the innovations and advancements that have been made in the world of mobility over the last few decades, the progress with mobility scooters is definitely up there at the top of the list. Mobility scooters literally have the ability to take someone from zero movement to freedom outside of their home with very easy controls, and what more could be better than that? Here at Balance Mobility, we specialise in matching customers up with the machines and equipment that are going to serve them best and be the most appropriate for their specific needs. With that in mind, here are some of the different types of mobility scooters, and why you might need each one.
These are the lightest and easiest to transport kind of scooters. They are usually able to be dismantled into a few separate parts or fold down for simple storage in things like car boots. They are ideal for someone who doesn’t need to rely on a scooter for every single trip out, but rather certain occasions for longer distances etc. They are very lightweight which means that even a novice scooter rider will be able to control the power very easily.
These scooters are less dismantle-able and will weigh more and be slightly more powerful which translates into a slightly faster travel experience. You can expect to reach speeds of up to 6mph on a medium scooter, and some varieties can even be registered for use on the road if you are thinking of taking your ‘scooting’ extra seriously.
Large scooters are the kinds of scooters that are road legal, can travel long distances and can handle much rougher surfaces. A large scooter like this can hold between 20 and 30 stone of weight which makes them ideal for a larger passenger. Something to take note of is that you will need to find suitable covered space to store a large scooter, as well as registering it with the Department of Transport.
So, if you would like to further explore your options with regards to mobility scooters, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. There isn’t a level of disability or lack of mobility that our friendly team members won’t have seen and experienced before, which means that our advice can be trusted to help you when you need it the most. We really look forward to hearing from you here at Balance Mobility.