Types of Mobility Scooters

Types of Mobility Scooters

Losing your mobility can be a very difficult time to navigate, but investing in the right mobility scooter can make the adjustment less stressful. Here at Suncoast Mobility, we believe getting to know a clients’ actual needs and understanding their lifestyle is crucial to deciding on the right mobility scooter. There are a few types of mobility scooters to choose from and all suit different needs. We truly believe that there is a perfect mobility scooter for every unique situation any potential client may be facing. Below we will discuss a few of our mobility scooter categories more in-depth.

Folding Mobility Scooters

One of the most popular types of mobility scooters are folding or travel devices. For those of you who live an active lifestyle or like to travel, a folding travel mobility scooter could be a great option. Suncoast Mobility offers lightweight, automatic, and manual folding scooters options. Each of these different folding mobility scooters offers a range of features that will aid in making your commute a breeze. Our folding mobility scooters are lightweight and compact for storage in the trunk of most automobiles. Not to mention nearly all of our folding mobility scooters are approved for both airline and cruise ship travel. Some folding mobility scooters manually fold and others are automatic. Automatic folding mobility scooters can often fold with the push of a button, but also come at a slightly higher price point than manual scooters. Dependent on your abilities and budget will determine which is best suited to you. If you need a heavy duty scooter, a higher weight capacity, or struggle with stability we do not suggest folding scooters as they are often more compact and not as durable as other types of mobility scooters. See our folding mobility scooters here.

3-Wheel Mobility Scooters

For clients who would mainly use their mobility scooter in their home or indoors, we suggest looking into a 3 wheel mobility scooter. Our line of sleek 3-wheel mobility scooters options has a tight turning radius making it ideal for usage in tight spaces like the grocery store, the mall, cruise ships, and the client’s home. A wide variety of our 3-wheel mobility scooters also disassemble for transporting. We do have some 3 Wheel models that are quite sturdy and even heavy duty, but generally 3-wheel scooters are not as stable as 4-wheel models. Having a single wheel in front is what allows for great maneuverability, but also gives you a narrower base of support. So if you require a bit more assistance with stability we suggest a 4-wheel model but if that isn't a challenge you face a 3-wheel mobility scooter is a great option especially if you plan to use it at home or other small spaces. Check out our 3-wheel mobility scooters here.

4-Wheel Mobility Scooters

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. The added wheel distributes weight more evenly than the 3 wheel option. Our 4-wheel mobility scooters are far more stable over different types of terrain, including uneven surfaces. The wonderful news is there are plenty of 4-wheel mobility scooters on the market that disassemble, making them ideal for travel. Be sure to pick the right device for the weight capacity you need to get the most out of the battery and driving range. Find our 4-wheel mobility scooter options here.

Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

For those who struggle with stability, require a heavier weight capacity, and/or intend to use their scooter on uneven terrain a heavy duty mobility scooter would be most beneficial.  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. For those who need a scooter they can easily transport or intend to use in tighter spaces, a heavy-duty scooter may not be the best choice. Our heavy duty mobility scooter options here.

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 3 and 4-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.

Need Further Assistance?

These are the main types of mobility scooters on the market today. In order to decide which is best for you, you must consider where you intend to use your scooter most; indoor use, outdoor use, travel, small spaces, longer distanced adventures.

Contact us today to speak with one of our mobility experts about your lifestyle and your specific needs top regain your freedom. Our mobility scooter experts are highly trained and taught to focus on every potential client’s needs. This allows our staff to get you in the right mobility scooter for your lifestyle the first time.

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