Mobility Scooter for Adults

Mobility Scooter for Adults

Mobility scooter for adults is one of the most popular search terms when people begin their search for the perfect mobility device. This broad term can lead you to more questions than answers. At Suncoast Mobility we have a wide array of scooters available with different functionalities to suit many different lifestyles. The main categories of mobility scooters we sell are Heavy-Duty, 3-wheel, 4-wheel, Travel, and Recreational scooters. Once you have a better understanding of what each of these is good for, you can narrow your search to a certain category. Here we will explain each category in depth so you can determine which best suits your needs. The best mobility scooter for adults is not a one size fits all answer.

First you must consider where and when you will use your scooter most. Is it mainly for indoors around the house? Is it for trips to the grocery store, the park, road trips? Secondly, what are your capabilities? Are you looking for something lightweight that is easily transported and maneuverable? Do you need a heavy duty device with a higher weight capacity? Each category of scooter has its strengths but whether they suit you depends on your lifestyle.

Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

If you require a higher weight capacity you may be best suited for a heavy-duty mobility device. Not only are heavy-duty scooters great for the higher weight capacity, but they also have the ability to tackle tougher terrain, have a farther driving range, and are overall more durable. Heavy duty scooters also tend to be more stable and therefore safer for many users. These scooters typically have a higher powered motor that increases speed, handles inclines with ease, as well as offering a better overall performance. Batteries on heavy-duty scooters allow for extended usage times, so users can travel further distances without running out of juice. This means you can make the most of your daily activities. While heavy-duty scooters are best for those looking for a higher weight capacity they can be a great fit for those who want all the other great features they offer.

One of our favorite Heavy-Duty Mobility Scooters:

Golden Technologies Eagle - $3,519.00

3-Wheel Mobility Scooters

3 wheel scooters are really innovative for a few different reasons. Firstly, 3 wheels - 2 in the back and 1 wheel in front allow for the tightest turning radiuses on the market. This means if you live in tight quarters or need your scooter to maneuver smaller spaces, a 3 wheel mobility scooter may be your best option. Another great quality about a 3 wheel device is that they are often lighter and more compact for easy transport. If you are often on the go, traveling, or need a scooter that you can transport without a car lift or ramp a 3 wheel mobility scooter may be perfect for you.3 wheel scooters were designed for those with limited mobility and who do not struggle with stability. While 3 wheel devices often have a wider base to assist with stability, they require a bit more control than 4 wheel devices.

One of our Favorite 3-Wheel Scooters:

Golden Technologies Buzzaround LX - 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter - $2,367.00

4-Wheel Mobility Scooters

4 Wheel scooters have come a long way design-wise and are not always big and bulky. They can be lighter and more compact just like their 3 wheel counterparts. One feature they cannot compete with is the tight turning radius. There certainly are 4 wheel scooters with great maneuverability, but 3 wheel devices still work best for compact spaces. One area that 4 wheel scooters are best for is stability. Having 2 wheels in front vs 1 widens your base of support and can be far more stable for a wider array of users. This means if you struggle with stability, a 4 wheel is probably a better fit for you. If you are looking for a higher weight capacity, 4 wheel devices may be the best option. Be sure to pick the right device for the weight capacity you need to get the most out of the battery and driving range. Another reason to choose a 4 wheel scooter is if you are planning to use it outdoors, on uneven surfaces, and on rough terrain.

One of our Favorite 4-Wheel Scooters:

Shoprider Sunrunner 4 - $2,829.00

Travel Mobility Scooters

Travel mobility scooters are some of the most popular type we sell at Suncoast Mobility. They often fold either manually or automatically and are lightweight for easy transport and storage. Travel mobility scooters are best for people who aren't completely immobile. This means while running errands locally or taking trips, the user does not need consistent assistance in lifting and transporting the travel mobility scooter. Standard mobility scooters are designed more for daily use because they often times are more comfortable, have better control, and include more features. This makes them ideal for outdoor use whereas travel scooters are more designed for smooth flat surfaces and not necessarily all day use. Travel scooters are usually cruise ship and airline approved making them ideal for your next adventure.

One of our Favorite Travel Scooters:

Golden Technologies Buzzaround CarryOn Mobility Scooter -$2019.00


Recreational Mobility Scooters

Recreational mobility scooters are a unique twist on your conventional mobility device. While they have the functionality to help you regain your freedom they are stylish and tend to look more like a recreational device like a golf cart or moped. These distinctive mobility scooters are great for those who need mobility assistance as well as those who just want to travel in style. Recreational mobility scooters come in both three and four-wheel designs. For some, the transition to using a mobility device can be made easier by purchasing one you like the look of, that doesn't have the conventional look of most medical devices. Our catalog of recreational 3-wheel scooters are found here. Click here for our 4-wheel recreational scooters.

One of our Favorite Recreational Scooters:

EWheels EW-46 Mobility Scooter - $3,399.00

Hopefully this narrows down the popular search “mobility scooter for adults” to a more specific match for your needs. Whether its a Heavy-Duty, 3-wheel, 4-wheel, Travel, and Recreational scooter, we are sure to have the right match for you. It can be an overwhelming search, but Suncoast Mobility has a knowledgeable team of mobility experts here to assist you. Contact us today to help find the right device for your needs.

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