Choosing a mobility scooter is not easy. There are so many options available that it can make your head spin. Knowing what you need to look for in a scooter before making the purchase can help ensure that your investment is not wasted. Here is an important list of items to look for when buying a used mobility scooter.
Is the Scooter in Good Condition?
This is one of the most important things to review prior to purchasing a mobility scooter, especially if you are buying a used mobility scooter. You don’t want to buy just any one. Your money is important and this is an investment that should be treated just like buying a car. Why? The scooter will be your lifeline and help you remain independent. It will be your mode of transportation at stores, restaurants, doctor’s offices, and other locations. Give the scooter a thorough exam to make sure there are no dents, missing or broken parts, or any other visible issues.
Is the Scooter Easily Assembled?
If you are buying a brand new scooter, will you be able to easily assemble it? This is important because if no one lives with you, or you don’t have a trusted handyman on your speed dial, it might be a waste of your money if you cannot assemble the scooter yourself. The same goes for how easy it is to assemble and disassemble the scooter if you are transporting it in the trunk of your vehicle.
What is the Scooter’s Operating Range?
The range of the scooter is vital to your independence. You don’t want to buy a scooter that needs to be recharged every two hours. You won’t be able to get anything done on your to-do list each day. This is where a good review of the battery comes into play. Make sure the battery life of the scooter is in good shape, especially if it is a used model. Most scooters will need to be recharged anywhere between seven and 25 miles.
The Weight Limit
The weight limit of the scooter should never be overlooked. Most scooters can transport between 250 and 350 pounds. If you happen to weigh more than 350 pounds, you likely will need to find one that can handle the added weight.
The Size of the Scooter
The mobility scooter’s size is also important. You don’t want a scooter that is too big that it cannot be used in your home or in a doctor’s office. You also don’t want a scooter that is too small to handle the outdoor terrain. It’s possible to find a scooter that can handle both worlds. If not, it’s not uncommon for people to have multiple scooters that fit their needs.
Ready to Purchase a Mobility Scooter? Call Yellow Scooters to Get the Ball Rolling
Are you ready to purchase a mobility scooter? If so, it’s time to call the experienced staff from Yellow Scooters to discuss what mobility scooter to buy based on your lifestyle and needs. Contact us at 1-855-274-3363 to speak with us about your scooter purchase.