Three Things to Look at When Buying a Motorized Scooter

A motorized scooter is something of a godsend for those with mobility issues. When you find yourself dealing with certain health problems or reach a certain age, you’ll likely find that your body no longer responds or functions the way it did before. A motorized scooter can help you get around town, your favorite stores and even your own home. Even if you purchase one of these scooters for a loved one with mobility issues, there are three key things you want to look at before making your purchase.

Scooter Size

One of the first things you want to look at is the size of the scooter. Despite what you might think, bigger is not always better. A bigger scooter will weigh more, which will make it harder to transport. Larger scooters may not break down either. Smaller scooters are more lightweight and may fold down for storage and transportation in the trunk of your car. Keep in mind that the size of the scooter may relate to how much weight it can carry. Most manufacturers will list the weight capacity to tell you how much weight it can hold and carry.

Battery Power

Pay special attention to the type of battery that each motorized scooter you look at requires. Many of the top models use a ub1280 battery. This standard size battery is readily available online and in local specialty stores in your area. You can keep a few extra batteries on hand to replace yours when needed. Depending on how frequently you or your loved one uses the scooter, you may want to invest in a rechargeable battery. You can keep an extra battery plugged in to ensure you always have power for your motorized scooter when you need it.

Additional Accessories

When shopping for a motorized scooter, think about any optional or additional accessories that you might want or need. Headlights are a great option for those who want to use their scooters at night because you can press a simple button and have enough light to see clearly. If you or your loved one uses oxygen, you can look for a scooter with a dedicated oxygen tank holder. Many manufacturers also produce scooters in different styles for left handed and right handed users. Give some thought to the optional accessories, battery power and size before bringing home a motorized scooter.