Lightweight Mobility Scooters: Why Invest in One?
There are many benefits to having a lightweight mobility scooter, just ask someone who already has one. They require much less effort than manual wheelchairs, allowing you to cover a greater distance without any assistance.
A lightweight, portable and robust scooter such as a SupaScoota or Di Blasi, can really help if you have any mobility restrictions. They will give you the freedom get out-and-about, enjoy the sights and smells of a different country, or simply pop to the shop.
According to Disability Advice, "mobility scooters are easy to use, economical to run and require low-level maintenance to look after them, but can make a world of difference to the user. Before you rush out and buy the first one you like the look of, you will need to consider many factors to find the right mobility scooter to suit your needs."
To help you make the right decision, here are some benefits of owning a lightweight mobility scooter.
Simple and Portable
Lightweight mobility scooters are very easy to operate, even if you've never owned one in the past. They usually have 1 or 2 speed settings and can travel up to 5mph. The main benefit is they are simple to fold down or dismantle - due to collapsing mechanisms and removable parts. This makes them easy to store: in the car boot, under the stairs or in your out-of-the-way-place.
Worried about navigating the busy crowds? Lightweight mobility scooters have been designed to blend in with the hustle and bustle of crowded places.
Almost all shopping centres, attractions and public spaces are now equipped and ready for disabled access. Most lightweight scooters have a tight-turning radius, meaning that you'll be able to navigate those tight corners and crowded spaces with little effort.
We live in a world where choice is everything. There's a plethora of lightweight mobility scooters on the market - 'one to suit every occasion,' you might say.
So, whether you live in a busy town, the peaceful countryside, or by the sea you'll be able to find a lightweight mobility scooter to tick all the boxes.
When choosing a scooter, it's important to decide whether you want a Lithium Ion or Lead Acid (SLA) battery. Lithium Ion has undergone rigorous testing and is considered safe for travel by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
SLA batteries are heavier in weight, but are the cheaper alternative. This option is still suitable for shorter journeys like: visiting the doctor or going shopping.
An excellent tip is to buy a spare battery tray for your lightweight mobility scooter. This will allow you to double the distance without re-charging the battery.
Whatever your reason for buying a lightweight mobility scooter, always remember that certain types will suit you more than others (this depends on many factors, including: body weight and size). That's why it is very important to seek out a reputable showroom or arrange a home visit, where a friendly professional can guide you every step of the way.