Drive Mobility Scooter – Folding Electric Wheelchair
What is the best mobility scooter to buy?
There are many types of mobility scooters for sale on the market and a wide range of prices and features. At Secutronic, we want to help you choose the scooter that best suits your needs and saves you the most money.
It is important that you take into account the first considerations about the use of your scooter, such as the daily use that you are going to give it, the characteristics of the place where you live and the distances that you are going to compact travel on a daily basis.
We will go directly to the recommendations to ensure you the best purchase. We will help you choose the right scooter!
An electric mobility scooter is a medical device as well as a lifestyle device. It is important that you choose the most suitable scooter for your needs – for example, that the scooter has handlebars and controls that can be operated if you have arthritis in your fingers, otherwise you may or may not be wasting your purchase money. be the safe and comfortable scooter.
Small/Medium Mobility Scooters
These types of scooters are used for driving on sidewalks and shopping areas. If you want to travel to destinations not too far from home, this type of scooter is an excellent choice. These scooters are smaller and lighter and are usually cheaper. They can have three, four, or in some cases up to five wheels.
3-wheel mobility scooters are very useful for indoor use as they have a much greater turning range and maneuver indoors much better than 4-wheelers. 3 wheeled scooters are recommended for those users who live in buildings with small elevators, they are ideal mobility scooters for senior or disabled.
Although some models are capable of much higher speeds, they should be driven with speed limit 6-8 km/h on sidewalks or bike lane.
Adult 3Wheel Handicapped Disabled Wheelchair Three Wheeled Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter
Folding and detachable scooters
These are small-sized motorized scooters, which can be folded or disassembled for better transport. This type of mobility scooter is ideal when you are going to travel by car and need to put the scooter in the trunk. These scooters do short and medium distances (depending on the model and its battery), perhaps to go shopping in a mall, take a ride around town or spend a day with your family. These types of scooters are usually an excellent option.
Folding Scooters allow you to collect the scooter in a compact way and use its wheels as if it were a shopping cart. This makes them particularly recommended for any type of transport, especially air transport. On the other hand we have Detachable Scooters which are made up of four or five sections that can be taken apart for travel and then quickly reassembled before being used.
Suggested Mobility Scooters Models
There are excellent removable models such as the Invacare Colibri or Libercar Urban. In three wheels we highlight the GOGO 17Ah model. In folding models we can highlight models such as the Luggie, Apex Brio, Afiscooter Caddy or the Apex Transformer.
Despite their portability, all models tend to be a bit heavy to lift off the ground, so you’ll likely need help getting them in and out of a car. In most cases, the battery and armrests can be removed to reduce weight, making them lighter and more manageable to lift.
On the contrary, the removable models allow you to load each piece separately, making the loading and unloading process lighter. The downside with the latter is that it is necessary to reassemble the parts, although this process usually does not take more than 30 seconds.
The range of this type of scooter is usually about 12.5 miles on a single charge. Normally, models with lithium batteries tend to have better autonomy and their batteries weigh less, although they are also more expensive.
The medium/small scooters are light and manoeuvrable and can be used indoors, but their seats are smaller and less padded and this often means they are not as comfortable as the larger models. It is rare to see small/medium scooter models with suspension. Another drawback is that its wheels, being mostly solid and smaller, can struggle on non-lowered curbs.
Large Mobility Scooters
These types of scooters are heavier than the smaller ones, although more stable and comfortable. They can be driven at speeds of up to 15 MPH, with more powerful and incorporate larger batteries with great autonomy.
The large electric mobility scooters are suitable for longer journeys (up to 50 km) and can climb steep slopes, similar with an electric bicycle.
They usually incorporate headlights and taillights, gauges, hazard lights, a rearview mirror, brakes, and a horn. These types of scooters provide a more comfortable ride than most small scooters and are more comfortable as they incorporate independent suspension.
We recommend this type of scooters for overweight people, since the seats are wider and they are more powerful. Some models can be disassembled into smaller pieces so they can be easily transported.
Choosing a scooter – Five things to consider:
Where you live
If you live in the city and your building has a small elevator, this will narrow down your options for choosing a scooter and you may have to decide between a folding scooter or a three-wheel scooter. In other cases, if you live in the countryside or your city has cobblestone streets, you may have to choose a scooter with suspension and pneumatic wheels.
The type of trip you do every day
It is important to think about the type of trip you are going to do on a daily basis with the scooter in order to choose the ideal scooter.
Do you take short commutes, such as trips to the supermarket or visiting a close friend or family member? If so, a small detachable or folding scooter will be right for you. Will you mainly be using the scooter to spend a few days with friends or family (perhaps able-bodied)?
If so, a detachable or folding scooter that is easily transported is your best option. If you are going on longer journeys, perhaps to visit a neighboring town, or you live in a particularly mountainous area, a heavier suspension scooter makes more sense.
The type of terrain you will be riding
The type of terrain will tell you which type of scooter is best for you. There are special scooters for people who live in rural settings, with sandy and bumpy roads, and in towns with cobblestones. These scooters are usually larger, have four-wheel independent suspension and are much more powerful. If you live in a city with smooth sidewalks you may only need a small to medium sized scooter with solid wheels.
Where to store your scooter
Think about where you are going to store and keep your scooter when not in use. If you can charge your battery separately, do you have somewhere safe and dry to keep it?
If you have to bring the scooter inside, you will have to think about whether you will be able to enter/exit your home comfortably. Size in these situations is very important. A scooter that allows the width of the armrests to be reduced or the handlebars to be folded down may be more practical.
Full sized large scooter models typically need to be stored outside the home – ideally in a garage or shed with power outlets, so the battery can be charged every night. Construction of a ramp may have to be considered to allow access. Portable scooters and some of the smaller models can be disassembled or folded for storage and transport, although it’s unlikely you’ll want to do this every time you use the scooter.
User weight and height
Some of the smaller and lighter models have a maximum weight capacity between 95 to 140 kilos (portable and detachable models). It is important that you get the right scooter for your weight, because if you are too heavy for the scooter, it could become unstable. If you purchase a scooter with a lower recommended weight capacity than its actual weight, it could also invalidate the scooter’s warranty.
The cost of the electric 4 wheel scooter
The correct choice of an electric 4 wheel mobility scooter is not easy, among other reasons, because it involves a significant investment. On average, the price is between $1,000 and $2,000 US. However, you can try this Secutronic 4 Wheel Street Legal Electric Scooters for Adults With price under $1000.
Secutronic 4 wheel electric mobility scooter for adults
Firstly, for this Elderly 4 Wheel Electric Scooter, flip up armrest, distance adjustable, swivel seat, standard backrest, detachable sponge seat base, adjustable tiller for more comfort, detachable battery and basket, all puncture proof 9 inch wheels.
Puncture proof 9 inch tires;
Foldable and portable;
Foldable sponge cushion;
Flip-up armrest, adjustable armrest width and seat height;
Rotatable base for convenient up and down the scooter;
Optional operation of both manual and electric power;
Steet legal, fitted with full lights and indicators.
- Please use in accordance with local laws.