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Mobility Scooters - Buyers Guide

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Our mobility experts share their top tips and tricks to ensure you purchase the right mobility scooter for your needs.

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Step 3: Choose size of scooter What matters to you? Small or Folding scooter Mid-Size scooter Large or Heavy Duty scooter Turning circle Portability Distance* (range per day) Driving on rough or uneven ground Up to 20km 20-40km 50km+ Public transport Smooth suspension Recommended Moderately recommended Not recommended *Distance range per day is dependent on user weight, terrain, average speed, battery condition and other variables. Step 4: Other considerations How often do you plan to use the scooter? Occasionally, regularly, or daily use. What is your build? Your height, weight, and physical dimensions (hips, arm length) may have an impact on how comfortable you are on the different models. How will you store and maintain your scooter? You will need a secure, dry, undercover area with a power supply to charge your batteries. Just like a car, to get many years of faithful and reliable use, you will need your scooter serviced by a reputable dealer at least every 12 months. What accessories do you need to have/ carry? There is a range of accessories for scooters, to make life easier when you are out and about. Some examples include crutch/cane/walker holders, shopping bag, mobile phone or drink holder, sun canopy, lock, rain poncho, oxygen bottle etc. Step 5: Try before you buy Now that you have an idea of what you want in a mobility scooter, it is important that you try before you buy. Test driving the scooter is the only way to see if you feel comfortable in the seat and can easily understand and use the controls. About Us Mobility Aids Australia have over 20 years of experience and are a leading supplier of mobility aids and assistive technology products. Free assessment, training and home demonstrations* Onsite service We can come to you Super sized showroom Open 5 days * Powered items >00 You can call 1800 625 530 to book a time with our experienced team for an obligation free test drive and expert advice. Contact us Disclaimer: The information contained in this sheet is informational only. Please consult with a specialist dealer and/or your healthcare professional for advice pertaining to your specific needs. Mobility Aids Australia is not responsible for any negative outcomes resulting from action taken based on the advice herein. © Independence Australia Group 2021. No part of this information may be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner without permission. 1800 625 530 1/ 820 Princes Highway, Springvale VIC 3171 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm