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A mobility scooter is a second chance in life to people with mobility problems all over the world to move at their own pace. Though mobility scooters can enhance life, it is important to first decide the type of mobility scooter that best suits your necessity. Here are some pointers that you may want to consider when choosing a mobility scooter.

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1. Suitability for the terrain
There are scooters that are equipped to suit the indoors and those that are equipped to suit the outdoors. Three wheeler scooters that have a high turning radius and can cut tight corners are good for the indoor use, while four wheelers that offer more stability and are less susceptible to damage are suitable for the outdoors. Higher ground clearance models are available for travelling over the rough and mountainous terrain. There are even covered mobility scooters to travel in any weather. Portable travel scooters can be easily disassembled and reassembled in case there is a need to transport it somewhere.

2. Ratio of your weight and maximum weight capacity of the machine
It is very import to check the maximum weight capacity of the scooter. It is the maximum weight that the scooter can take. Make sure that it can accommodate your weight plus some more. Small mobility scooters accommodate from 100 to 149 Kilogrammes, Medium ones from 150 to 199 kilogrammes, and large mobility scooters over 200 Kilogrammes. It is advisable to choose a higher weight capacity than your weight as it allows travelling on the inclined ground. It will mostly increase when using the scooter for the outdoors since in order to access many buildings one has to travel up ramps or inclined entrances that are there for the benefit of wheelchair users.

3. Range
The range is the maximum distance that could be travelled with the given battery capacity. A high range will allow you to travel more at a time without having to recharge the battery. It will also enable you to travel longer distances.

4. Brand Types and Gadgets
Mobility scooters come in many brands in multiple shapes and colours. You can pick out scooters that match your favourite colours and in shapes that feel most accommodating to you. There are also multiple gadgets and facilities offered by each brand to improve your comfort and further help you with your tasks. These include attached baskets, double seats and folding and suspension abilities.

5. Mobility scooter accessories
In case you had to replace an accessory in your scooter, you should be aware that mobility scooter accessories can be purchased separately. These include mirrors, clutch and bag holders, canopies, and water resistant covers.

These are the basic details you have to consider when choosing a mobility scooter. While it is needless to say that the price of the mobility scooter should match with your budget, make sure you pay enough attention to the warranty period given to the mobility scooter package. If all these aspects are properly scrutinised you will surely have the most satisfactory mobility scooter experience.

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