Mobility scooters are perfect for people who still have some mobility yet find long distances or inclines to be a challenge. 1800wheelchair.ca offers a variety of scooters to fit your mobility needs. Our selection includes models from from Invacare, Pride, and Drive Medical. Selecting a mobility scooter one should consider three main issues: (1) where the scooter will primarily be used - indoors, outdoors or both (2) will the scooter be transported in a car and (3) any specific seating or accessory needs.
How are mobility scooters different than power wheelchairs?
It's worth noting: Steering a scooter requires some minimal arm strength to steer, plus enough thumb/hand mobility to use the controls. Our staff can walk you through the process of finding the right mobility scooter to fulfill your needs.
- Scooters are directed by a tiller and handle bar, which is located at the front base and steers the front wheel(s). Most tiller arms can be tilted and locked, which allow for adjustment for a safe/comfortable ride.
- Forward and reverse motion is controlled by two thumb levers.
- The seat of scooters is usually mounted on a stem, allowing many scooter seats to rotate from side to side.
- Finally, scooters have a base board instead of footrests.
Below is a brief overview to the three types of electric scooters 1800wheelchair.ca offers. Call our expert support staff, if you are not sure where to begin or if you need help picking the right scooter.
Travel or Portable Mobility Scooters: Ready for transport and easily folded, these mobility scooters are perfect for the active traveler. batteries make these travel scooters airline safe; make sure to check with your carrier booking your flight.
Indoor Use Mobility Scooters: Designed for optimal , these, mostly three wheeled, scooters offer full-size comfort and are suited for indoor and light outdoor use. Scooters in this category offer a wide array of features including: swivel seats, arms rests, storage baskets and more. Maximum weight capacity can reach as high as 300 to 500 lbs.
Outdoor Use Mobility Scooters: A wider wheel base, and generally a fourth wheel, create the most stable chassis within the mobility scooter category. Designed for maximum stability; most of these models are built specifically for outdoor use. High ground clearance and knobby tires are a great choice for rugged outdoor terrain. There are smaller four wheel models available, indoor users with tight living spaces should keep this in mind. As with any scooter, make sure to measure your doorways.
Also, we've got a full selection of accessories, indoor and outdoor wheelchairs, adult diapers, walkers and lift chairs. Call our phone representatives at 1-800-233-8110 or order online. Our phone agents are standing by to answer your questions. We offer fast delivery of all products to your door. All orders over $100 receive free shipping.