People with mobility challenges use mobility scooters among other equipment to aid their movements. For them to move freely, they need to think about the following factors before buying mobility aid equipment;
* Mobility scooters in Bridgwater come in different classes. Take time to consider how you want to use the scooter before buying one. Would you like to use it only for short distances or you would like to use it even on the roads? Scooters come with specific additions that cater for people’s preferences. For example, some have extra leg room; others have a suspension for the back while others are built to take in any weight. Do not be afraid to ask the person selling about the specification of the mobility scooter otherwise you will buy a scooter that you will not enjoy. Click here to get more information.
* Do you have enough space to store your scooter? Remember you need to charge your scooter overnight so you must consider whether you have space near the socket where your scooter can be stored as you charge it.
* Consider the cost. Remember the cost includes both the initial and maintenance cost. Make sure you buy a scooter whose cost falls within your financial capability. Different wheelchair shops sell the wheelchairs at different prices so you need to compare the prices. Ask the attendant whether the wheelchair has additional services like insurance. Some shops will increase the price just to cater for insurance which is a good thing.
* Do you know how to operate the scooter or you need training to use it? Ask the seller if he provides training or look for a place to get training. Training prevents you from causing accidents with the scooter which could lead to injuries.
Remember the reason for getting a scooter in the first place is to facilitate movement. It is therefore important for you to be comfortable with the scooter you buy for effective movement. Talk to us today at Exeter Disability Centre Ltd for more information.